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Summer in Boston: See You Soon!

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. 

 

See you soon in Boston 

Overnight Getaways

Summer Packages

Extend your Summer in Boston experience! Make it an overnight with these Summer getaway packages from participating hotels.

Where to Stay

Boston, Cambridge and Greater Boston offer a wide selection of accommodations to meet your needs and tastes.

Seasonal Events

Summer Festivals

From artisan markets to farmers markets, food festivals and cultural celebrations, there is ample opportunity to experience locally sourced, and locally organized, events that showcase the best of Boston’s creative economy.

Winter at the Cog

The weather at the summit may be frightful, but up at Waumbek Station, the coffee and cocoa are hot,...

SoWa Sundays

Every Sunday is now a SoWa Sunday SoWa Second Sundays have been so successful, we’re now open every...

SoWa First Friday

On the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops and showroomsof the SoWa Art +...

Wicked Comic Con

Created by the original founders of Boston Comic Con, this show will mark a return to an authentic...

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.

Brews & Beer Gardens

Breweries and Beer Gardens are open for outdoor seating so you can safely enjoy your favorite brews. Check out some of the top places open now.

Outdoor Dining

Enjoy sidewalk, patio and roof top dining al fresco.

Food, Beer & Wine Events

B-Local App - Support Local Businesses

The B-Local app rewards residents and visitors for shopping at Boston's local businesses. Rewards...

Boston Pizza Tours

Boston Pizza Tours is OPEN! Our #NorthEndPizzaTour operates Daily at 11am, 2pm and 5pm at $49/pp....

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

Indulge in the excitement of our stunning Boston casino. Immerse in the tranquility of our luxurious...

Food Trucks - The Rose Kennedy Greenway

There's no better sign of spring in Boston than our Greenway Food Truck Program! Many of our food...

HARVARD SQUARE CAMBRIDGE CHOCOLATE TOUR

Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on a Harvard Square, Cambridge Chocolate Tour!...

Igloo Village at 75 on Liberty Wharf

75 Liberty on Wharf is bringing back its Igloo Village along scenic BostonHarbor on the Seaport's...

Quincy Market - Now Open

Looking for a quick bite? Then head over to Quincy Market for a wide variety of foods and desserts....

Rooftop Igloo Bar at the Envoy

Enjoy the stunning views of the skyline and harbor all year long from the comfort of Boston's...

Samuel Adams Boston Brewery Tours

Tour Experiences are back! At this time, please note that our Tour Experience availability is...

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

La Mamma Pizza, Pasta & More https://www.lamammaspizza.com/ (617) 783-1661 190A Brighton Ave...

Time Out Market - Now Open

Time Out Market Boston — the culinary and cultural hub at 401 Park in Fenway — reopens its doors on...

Beer Mug Painting at Night Shift Brewing

Join us at Night Shift Brewing anytime between 7 and 10 pm to create a beautiful work of art, that...

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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Sports & Recreational Events

Boston Children's Museum's Winter Games!

Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to play! During Boston Children’s Museum’s Winter Games, show...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

Indulge in the excitement of our stunning Boston casino. Immerse in the tranquility of our luxurious...

Plainridge Park Casino - Now Open

Plainridge Park Casino has reopened! We're open 24/7. SOCIAL DISTANCING Casino Hours: 24/7 We will...

Spin - Now Open

SPIN is back and better than ever! Our balls are rounder, our drinks are stronger, our food is more...

Winter Fun at Wachusett Mountain

Hello skiers and riders! Check out all the trails and lifts open - tanks to our incredible...

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

Explore these dog-friendly things to do in Boston: VISIT BOSTON COMMON Did you know...

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Boston's Famous Landmarks

Boston, Massachusetts is home to an unrivaled array of famous landmarks and...

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A Marathon of Fall Events – 26 Things to See and Do

Fall in Boston is always unique. Whether you are a first-time visitor or lifelong...

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Performing Arts

Boston's cultural calendar is bouncing back with contemporary and classic plays, musicals, classical masterworks, jazz performances, rock concerts, and much more.

Emerson Stage: "Next to Normal"

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright,...

Live Music at The Beehive

Live music is back! Our talented artists are back on stage! We are be phasing in performances aiming...

Mr. Parent

A struggling actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, thinking "how hard could it be?" But as...

Postponed: Harriet Tubman: The Band

The music of Harriet Tubman is both familiar and fresh, while allowing the listener to experience...

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all time, is...

The Bluest Eye

Celebrate the legacy of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison and see her classic...

Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata Series

The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music presents cantatas and motets of Bach and others in a...

We Did It! Wednesdays

We couldn’t have come back without our longtime fans and supporters, so as a “Thank You” to the City...

Daniil Trifonov

Daniil Trifonov, one of the world’s most in-demand recitalists-called “without question the most...

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® Award-winning...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The incomparable Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to the Celebrity Series fresh off the heels of...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The incomparable Cécile McLorin Salvant returns, fresh off the heels of becoming a 2020 MacArthur...

Ship Happens

Cowabunga! It’s 1986, and four unlikely misfits have received mysterious invitations to join...

Blue is Back in Boston! Blue Man Group Live in Full Color

At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world,...

MobFellas

Rub elbows with wise guys, killers and femmes fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in...

Concerts

Check out our list of upcoming rock, country, pop, and rap concert performances in...

Experience the Freedom Trail Now

Visit the temples and landmarks of the Revolutionary Era on the famous 2.5 mile...

Cross Cultural Boston

Explore our many cross cultural events, exhibitions, sightseeing trails, and more!

Boston Harbor Islands

Spend an afternoon on one of the Harbor Islands

 

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

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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 Salem

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

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...

Kittery Outlets

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

Patriot Place

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

Newport Mansions - Preservation Society of Newport County

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

Discover Gloucester

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

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....

Destination New Bedford

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

See Boston with new eyes

All Inclusive Boston

Experience a side of Boston that’s multicultural and brimming with vibrancy.

 

Great Deals

Our Great Deals offer specials, discounts and savings on: museums and attractions, tours, family fun and dining. 

 

10% Off Any Tour

Award-winning Off the Beaten Path Food Tours offers food tours and chocolate tours in Boston,...

Up to 50% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 50% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like Boston Duck Tour, New...

45% Savings at Must-See Attractions

Boston CityPASS® — Spend less and experience more at the best attractions in Boston at a 45%...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement...

Sushi Unlimited Mondays

Sushi Unlimted every Monday starting at 5pm - $32 Per person

 

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.