In Boston, our differences bring us together—literally. Here, music, food, sports, history, art, and the coastline cater to every conceivable summer itinerary. And it's all walkable. 

You can visit the world's oldest family-owned jazz club one night, take a sunset sail the next, and spend your days taking in the unique summer vibe of 23 neighborhoods

When it comes to summer vacations, we want different things - which makes Boston the one choice we can all agree on.

Summer Bucket List

From catching music's biggest stars to nights spent under the stars, unforgettable experiences are just a trip to Boston away. Discover your ultimate summer bucket list.

Top Events This Summer

Firelei Báez Jul 19

Firelei Báez

This is the first North American survey dedicated to the richly layered work of Firelei Báez (b. 1981, Dominican Republic). One of…

Swan Boats in the Public Garden Jul 19

Swan Boats in the Public Garden

Embark on a uniquely Boston experience with a Swan Boat ride in the Public Garden. Nestled in the heart of the city, the Swan…

Trillium on the Greenway Jul 19

Trillium on the Greenway

We are delighted to announce that Trillium Garden on The Greenway will open for another season! Trillium’s drink offerings will be…

Boston Puerto Rican Festival Jul 27

Boston Puerto Rican Festival

The annual Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts will be held July 27 and 28 at Franklin Park! Come immerse yourself in our rich…

Boston Puerto Rican Parade Jul 28

Boston Puerto Rican Parade

The annual Boston Puerto Rican Parade returns on Sunday, July 28, 2024! The parade route will start at Cedar Street in Roxbury, MA…

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience Aug 02

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

Come face-to-face with an ice-breathing dragon and more fantastical creatures in a frozen mythical land. Explore ancient Egypt…

Dine Out Boston Aug 04

Dine Out Boston

Dine Out Boston is brought to you by Meet Boston, providing locals and visitors alike the opportunity to try many restaurants in…

Harvest Party: Carnival Edition Oct 17

Harvest Party: Carnival Edition

Join us on the evening of Thursday, October 17 for our 7th annual Harvest Party, a celebration in support of the Boston Public…

Summer Favorites

Explore Boston by Boat

Embark on a dinner cruise in the harbor, celebrate on a party boat, or leisurely kayak the Charles. Find out how to experience…

Outdoor Dining in Boston

There’s something about dining al fresco – does the food really taste better? Explore Boston's best sidewalk, patio, and rooftop…

Boston Farmers Markets

There's nothing like fresh, local ingredients! Check out our list of the top 10 farmers markets to visit in Boston.

Top Picnic Spots in Boston

Summers in Boston tend to continue through early fall with the promise of outdoor adventures, blissful weather, and shared meals…

Parks in Boston

Relax on the Boston Common and Public Garden, discover the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens, escape to the Boston Harbor…