Activities in Boston, MA This Summer! 

It’s Memorial Day in Boston, MA, which means that it is officially the start of the summer season. Boston’s best activities for summer will help you make the most out of beautiful sunny days, warm nights, and the city’s waterfront location. There are lots of fun outdoor things to do on land and water – keep reading! 


Boston Trolley Sightseeing Tour

Start off your summer day in Boston, MA with one of the fun sightseeing tours. A trolley tour will show you around the city, with over 125 interesting places and attractions from the comfort of a fun retro trolley. On top of that, you can get off and explore whenever you like – and then hop back on for more sightseeing! 


Tour Boston by Boat 

Another great way to see the city and enjoy the city’s waterfront location is to take one of the Boston Harbor cruises. There are two modes to choose from, Yacht Northern Lights and Schooner Adirondack III, both featuring fun music and entertainment. Some examples include: 

  • Brunch Cruise on the Northern Lights: Enjoy a delicious 3-course brunch on this relaxing sightseeing cruise around Boston Harbor
  • Adirondack III Day Sail: Enjoy cool breezes and the afternoon sun on this sightseeing sail around Boston Harbor and the Inner Harbor Islands
  • Adirondack III Mimosa Day Sail – Soak up the sun on this afternoon sail through the Inner Harbor and Harbor Islands with drinks available for purchase! 


Escape the Summer Heat

Sometimes it just gets a bit too hot to walk around the city – so escape the summer heat by heading to a Boston beach. Although they definitely don’t rival the Cape Cod and Gloucester’s long sandy expanses of beachfront, you can still find a lovely ocean breeze and beautiful views right here in the city. You can reach them in less than an hour, and nothing beats taking a dip on a hot summer air. If you want a place to swim, build a sandcastle, and soak up some sun without leaving the city, check out the beaches in South Boston. 


Enjoy Boston’s Outdoor Restaurants

Finish your summer day out in Boston by dining outdoors at one of many Boston, MA restaurants. Dining outdoors is one of the great pleasures of being in Boston in the summer. Whether you are located in Back Bay, Seaport, or Beacon Hill, you will find a thick concentration of restaurants and cafes in every price range with outdoor seating – for fantastic patio dining, we recommend Porto on Ring Road.


And, if you want to try something a bit different this summer, consider visiting Trade in Boston, MA after our brand new patio opens up in mid-June! With extensive Greek-influenced dishes and craft cocktails that can’t be beaten, TRADE in Boston, MA is the place to be this summer! Make reservations today to get on top of the crowds

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