Summer in Boston

Boston Ranked #1 U.S. Summer Vacation SpotFree Cross Cultural Festivals

Summer in Boston features a vibrant array of cross cultural events and festivals.   Boston neighborhoods come alive throughout the summer with celebrations such as the Cambridge Carnival, with its grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. 

Arts & Culture, Shopping & Sports

There's nothing quite like outdoor entertainment, especially if it's free: head to to the Esplanade for a series of free concerts from the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Shoppers will love Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the high-end boutiques on Newbury Street. For sports fans, catching a Red Sox game at Fenway Park is a must when you're in Boston.

Bring on Summer - Events

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Boston Dining

Boston dining is its own destination these days.  New restaurants and old favorites cater to every palate and pocketbook. Many feature al fresco options – sidewalk, patio and roof top dining beckons all.

Outdoor Dining

Beyond Boston

North of Boston and on Cape Cod, picturesque beaches are frequented by locals and visitors alike, and the colonial towns hum with the bustle of eager explorers. By land or sea, visitors to Boston will find New England charm as they journey outside the city.

Explore Our Neighborhoods

Airport / Chelsea / Revere

Originally a center of shipbuilding, East Boston has always been a neighborhood of immigrants. Today its population is... Learn More

Back Bay

The Back Bay is a affluent neighborhood in the heart of Boston. The Back Bay is home to landmarks such as Copley Square,... Learn More

Beacon Hill

A 19th century residential area adjacent to Boston Common, Beacon Hill is named for the location of a beacon that once... Learn More

Brighton / Allston

Brighton/Allston (aka Brighton, MA and Allston, MA, 2 subdivisions of Boston proper) are known for their large... Learn More

Brookline

Located just minutes from Boston and serviced by the Green Line via the B, C and D lines, Brookline is  known for... Learn More

Cambridge

It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by... Learn More

Charlestown

Explore Charlestown, a neighborhood rich in history. Settled by English colonists in 1628, Charlestown is Boston's... Learn More

Dorchester

Dorchester is a historic neighborhood of over 6 square miles. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated from... Learn More

Downtown / Financial District

The Financial District of Boston is located in the downtown area near Government Center and Chinatown. The area... Learn More

Fenway / Kenmore

Home of Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox, Fenway/Kenmore also boasts many of the City's top cultural institutions,... Learn More

Fort Point

The Fort Point neighborhood, where a fort stood in colonial times, is tucked between the Seaport District, South Boston... Learn More

Jamaica Plain

Once a summertime resort destination for Bostonians, Jamaica Plain is now a diverse and dynamic Boston neighborhood.... Learn More

Mattapan

Initially inhabited by the Native American Mattahunt Tribe, the name Mattapan translates to “a good place to be" or "a... Learn More

North End

The North End is Boston's oldest residential neighborhood and could best be described as the "Little Italy" of Boston.... Learn More

Roslindale

Explore the "streetcar suburbs" of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Hyde Park for the suburban flavor of the city. These... Learn More

Roxbury

Once a farming town on the outskirts of Boston, Roxbury began its transformation from agricultural, to industrial, to... Learn More

Seaport District

The fastest growing and newest neighborhood in Boston, the Seaport District is part of the Port of Boston on Boston... Learn More

Somerville

The most densely populated community in New England and one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation,... Learn More

South Boston

Explore South Boston, site of the Dorchester Heights National Historic site and Castle Island. "Southie" as the locals... Learn More

South End

Located just minutes from downtown and the Back Bay, the South End has become one of Boston's most popular... Learn More

Theatre District / Chinatown

Boston's Theater District hosts an endless array of Broadway shows. Productions at the Boston Opera House, the Citi... Learn More

Waterfront

Boston Harbor has always played an important role in the development, history and culture of the city. Today the... Learn More

West End

The West End neighborhood of Boston was once the most densely populated area of the city, with 174 persons per acre. ... Learn More

West Roxbury

Explore the "streetcar suburbs" of West Roxbury, Roslindale and Hyde Park for the suburban flavor of the city. These... Learn More

North of Boston

A short ride from Boston will bring you to the quintessential New England experience; lobster in the rough, whale... Learn More

South of Boston

Quincy, birthplace of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, lies minutes south of the Boston line. Peacefield was... Learn More

West Of Boston

The picturesque classic New England towns of Lexington and Concord are within an hour drive from Boston. Revolutionary... Learn More

  • Airport / Chelsea / Revere
  • Back Bay
  • Beacon Hill
  • Brighton / Allston
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Charlestown
  • Dorchester
  • Downtown / Financial District
  • Fenway / Kenmore
  • Fort Point
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • North End
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • Seaport District
  • Somerville
  • South Boston
  • South End
  • Theatre District / Chinatown
  • Waterfront
  • West End
  • West Roxbury
  • North of Boston
  • South of Boston
  • West Of Boston