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Summer in Boston - See You Soon!

Bring on Summer!

Summer is a great time to explore Boston. Affectionately known as "America's Walking City," you can stroll the city's sidewalks, wander its abundance of green parks, or just people-watch at one of the many outdoor cafés. Discover Boston’s vibrant culture while strolling historic streets through diverse neighborhoods. The unique personality of each neighborhood can be found in the cuisine of the restaurants and in the style of the shops, galleries and open markets and above all, in its people. 

Seasonal Events

Greenway Carousel

We look forward to welcoming you at the Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove!...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

Set sail with us for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. Our destination: Stellwagen Bank...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Boston’s inner and outer harbors are awash in legend and lore. Not to mention beauty. On this fully...

Carousel on The Boston Common Frog Pond

The Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel Ticket Prices Tickets – $3/ride, 10 Ride Card for $25...

WOW: Wind on Water Public Art Exhibit

The Navy Yard Garden Association has launched the free public art exhibit WOW: Wind on Water by...

Swan Boats

Take a ride on Boston's Swan Boats! Masks are required and we will limit the number of passengers on...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: P-Town Ferry

The outer Cape is a natural treasure, where the dunes roll, the surf thunders, and rare birds share...

ICA Watershed Opens: Firelei Báez

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) will open the next season of the Watershed, its...

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

Back by popular demand, Boston Lights will once again illuminate Franklin Park Zoo with all new...

Boston Outdoor Local Food Hall

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (@sbnmass) is thrilled to announce that the first...

Overnight Getaways

Hotel Reopenings

See a current list of hotels that are welcoming guests now.

Hotel Packages & Deals

Get more value for your stay in the Greater Boston area.

FOODIE FUN

There’s something about dining al fresco – does the food really taste better? Or are we just so happy to be outside in the summer air? Regardless, sidewalk, patio and roof top dining beckons all – all season long.

The biannual Dine Out Boston returns in August when over 100 area restaurants offer special prix fixe menus - for dine in and take out.  

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Explore the Outdoors in Boston

Get outside in Boston, one of America’s great walking cities where the historic port, beautiful waterways, elaborate bike...

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Outdoor Arts in Boston

Explore Boston's outdoor art scene on your next socially distanced walk around the city! Boston is filled with incredible art...

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Boston Safe & Strong Pledge

The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is partnering with the...

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Boston Neighborhoods: Roxbury

As part of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Neighborhoods...

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The Somerville Squares

Just north of Boston exists a dynamic string of neighborhoods full of hidden gems....

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Pet-Friendly Activities in Boston

Visit Boston Common Did you know the Boston Common is the oldest city park in the...

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Throughout June, you can uncover, discover and celebrate all that Boston has to offer during Juneteenth. Take in numerous virtual lectures or follow the Black Heritage Trail, a 1.6-mile walking tour that explores the history of Boston’s 19th century African American community who primarily lived on the north slope of Beacon Hill. On July 4th, celebrate the revolutionary history of Boston with virtual events and in-person activities. 

 

Things to Do/Tours & Attractions

Make the most of your visit, road trip, or local adventure! Check out our updated list of things to do and attractions open for business.

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

 

Beyond Boston

North of Boston and on Cape Cod, picturesque New England beaches are frequented by locals and visitors alike, and the colonial towns hum with the bustle of eager explorers.

North of Boston
​Head to the waterfront where Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC) ferry service will take visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands and to Salem, the "witch city" of 17th century lore, where you can also visit the Peabody Essex Museum and of course the Salem Witch Museum.  Both BHC and Bay State Cruises offer fast service to Provincetown, located on the tip of Cape Cod, an eclectic artists’ community teeming with galleries, restaurants, quaint shops and beautiful beaches.

South of Boston
Head south by car or rail to see Plimoth Patuxet Museums, and a replica ship, the Mayflower II, based on the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620.  Learn about the native Wampanoag Tribe that encountered the Pilgrims, as well as life in a 17th century English village.  Continue south and arrive on Cape Cod, a summer destination featuring gorgeous locales and beaches from Falmouth to Hyannis, Harwich to Truro. From Falmouth or Woods Hole you can ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.  In Hyannis you can board a ferry to Nantucket. Why rush? Spend a night or two at the award-winning White Elephant.

West of Boston

Head west of Boston by car or rail to visit to Lexington and Concord, charming colonial towns with rich literary and Revolutionary War Era history.  The Lexington Visitors Center offers walking tours complete with costumed guides who share the events that occurred on this hallowed ground over 240 years ago, at the very start of the American Revolution. Stay over at the Aloft Lexington or The Inn at Hastings Park and enjoy all that Lexington has to offer.

 

Destination New Bedford

Discover New Bedford, a city with a vibrant working waterfront, history, museums, arts + culture,...

Destination Salem

Salem's Office of Tourism and Cultural Affairs dba Destination Salem, promotes Salem's museums,...

Newport Mansions - Preservation Society of Newport County

The Newport Mansions offer visitors a unique trip through America’s past. Audio tours at The...

Discover Quincy

Known as the City of Presidents, Quincy was home to U.S. Presidents John Adams & John Quincy Adams....

Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau

1620 brought America’s most famous immigrants, the Pilgrims, to Plymouth. Their story continues...

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Plimoth Plantation - An America's Hometown adventure just minutes away from Cape Cod and Boston. Fun...

Discover Gloucester

Discover Gloucester promotes visitation to the highest port of Gloucester, Massachusetts and her...

Patriot Place

Adjacent to Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium — home to the New England Patriots and the New England...

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, just 35 miles from Boston, is New England's largest outdoor outlet...

Kittery Outlets

Less than an hour north of Boston, the Kittery Outlets extend for a mile with famous brand name...

Inn at Hastings Park

The Inn at Hastings Park is a boutique inn located in Lexington, Massachusetts, just 15 miles from...

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Newly built hotel with 86 graciously appointed guest rooms on Pickering Wharf in historic Salem....

 

Summer Weather

Month Avg  High Avg  Low Avg  Precipitation
 June  77  59  3.2"
 July  82  66  3"
 August  80  65  3.4"

 

What to Wear

Bostonians dress smartly and simply. Prepare for hot and humid days and cool nights.

Day: If you're touring, wear comfy sneakers or sandals. Shorts and T-shirts are common. Bring sunglasses or a hat. Most tourist venues don't have dress codes, but check to be sure.

Evening: Consider your agenda; the theater tends to be dressier.

See Boston with new eyes

All Inclusive Boston

Experience a side of Boston you’ve never known before. A Boston that’s multicultural and brimming...