Boston in the Summer

Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the most historic cities in the United States and also a vibrant, dynamic metropolis that remains one of the top destinations in the country. During the summer, Bostonians take full advantage of the warm weather, venturing out for the city’s wide variety of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, neighborhood events, and nightlife.

To help you learn about the city and get you started in enjoying its possibilities, we have provided a general guide to the many activities and attractions that Boston has to offer. You’ll find links to information on everything from sporting events to shopping to sightseeing. We’re sure that you will discover many things to enjoy as you explore the city. For subway and bus maps, visit the MBTA website.

Important Note: Please keep in mind that many city services, museums, entertainment venues, theatres, shops, and restaurants have adjusted or suspended hours of operation due to mandatory state and local safety standards related to the COVID-19 crisis. We encourage you to do your research—find out what is open and learn about precautionary measures in place by going to the organization’s website or making a phone call before visiting.


Check to see all the important summer dates.

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Browse our summer course listings.

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See the answers to our most commonly asked questions.

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