Boston in the Summer

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

To help you navigate the city that QS has ranked #9 in the world and #1 in the US for students, we have provided a general guide to some of 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.

There are countless places of historical interest in Boston and its environs. We have highlighted just a few of the most popular. Click on the destination for information about hours of operation, special exhibits, and directions.


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