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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. 

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.

Top Things to Do in Boston This Summer

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has fully reopened and residents and travelers alike can enjoy all...

Seasonal Events

COMMONWEALTH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRESENTS THE TEMPEST

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company invites you to The Tempest, a night of free Shakespeare on the...

Harpoonfest

We can’t wait to celebrate being back together and support the local Boston music scene with beer in...

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

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

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

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

A Taste of Ethnic Boston

Join us as we celebrate the reopening of our restaurants, our neighborhoods and our city! For the...

Saint Anthony's Feast

We are excited to announce that the City of Boston has given the green light to hold the 2021 Saint...

The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views

The Boston Camera Club this week announced The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views, an outdoor photography...

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...

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...

Firelei Báez

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

Boston Harbor Sailing Cruises

Check Out Our Tall Ship Cruises! Our Boston cruises are operating at a 50% capacity for your safety...

Swan Boats

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

Greenway Carousel

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

Boston Outdoor Local Food Hall

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

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.

A Taste of Ethnic Boston takes place on Tuesday, July 27 at Big Night Live and celebrates the city’s cultural diversity through food with more than 20 of Boston’s top ethnic restaurants. The ticketed event serves to showcase Boston’s Top Neighborhood Culturally Diverse Restaurants, chefs, and food and beverage vendors.

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

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

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....

City Winery on the Greenway -Now Open

City Winery on the Greenway (Boston's only outdoor wine garden) is open for the 2021 season! This...

Copley Square Farmer's Market

Copley Square is one of the largest farmers markets in Massachusetts. As a key Boston tourist...

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...

Harpoonfest

We can’t wait to celebrate being back together and support the local Boston music scene with beer in...

HARVARD SQUARE CAMBRIDGE CHOCOLATE TOUR

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

Lawn On D is back!

The 2021 season of The Lawn On D has begun! While we are still operating under COVID-19 regulations...

Night Shift Owl's Nest Esplanade

OWL'S NEST The Owl’s Nest is our family of seasonal, pop-up beer gardens. This season we are...

Over the Charles feature Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers

Beginning May 14, Over the Charles will be open on Thursday and Friday from 5:30PM to 11:00PM and...

Quincy Market - Now Open

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

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

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

The Ghosts of our (Founding) Fathers Haunted Pub Crawl

Spend the evening chases the spirits of our Founding Fathers on our Haunted Pub Crawl of Boston's...

Time Out Market - Now Open

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

Central Square Farmers' Market

The Central Square Farmers’ Market is a lively outdoor farmers’ market in Cambridge, MA. The market...

Summer Food Pop-Up Series

We will have a different food vendor popping up at Outdoors @ Harpoon every Thursday this summer, so...

Saint Anthony's Feast

We are excited to announce that the City of Boston has given the green light to hold the 2021 Saint...

Boston Outdoor Local Food Hall

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

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 Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

This tour takes you through six different neighborhoods as we cycle past countless historical and...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

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

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Plainridge Park Casino - Now Open

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

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

Turn Boston and the Freedom Trail into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure....

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run

Join us Saturday, September 11 for The 7th Annual Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run. Empowered by The...

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

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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BIG SUMMER EVENTS

This year’s Shakespeare on the Common performance will be The Tempest, directed by Steven Maler, running from July 21 through August 8. The production will remain free, but due to expected capacity constraints, attendees will be asked to register ahead of time.

The Plainridge Park Casino Fenway Concert Series has an iconic lineup not to be missed, with artists for every musical taste, beginning with Guns N’ Roses on August 3, featuring local favorites New Kids on the Block on August 6 for their only concert anywhere this year, Maroon 5 on September 12, and culminating with the Jonas Brothers in the fall on October 1.

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

 

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

Citywide

 

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...

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....

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. 

 

B-local App

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

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...

Boston Movie Mile Tour + 20%-off Future NYC TV & Movie Tour

Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour Take the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour and explore the most filmed...

 

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.