Ask any Bostonian about summertime in Beantown, and they’ll enthusiastically exclaim how magical it is.
Because it is.
Warm weather and sunshine are wonderful in any destination. For a city such as Boston that experiences months of bitterly cold temperatures and dozens of snowstorms, summer is a big deal. The entire city awakens, energizes, and spends every possible moment doing things outside. There’s a new fervor for life, and it spans the entire summer.
Summer in Boston is a Summer Well-Spent
If you’ve never visited Boston in the summertime, then you haven’t lived! It’s a bold statement to be sure, but visiting the city in the summer is a bucket list item we want to help you check off! Each summer brings a myriad of new events intermingled with classic, annual favorites. From Fenway Park to the Esplanade, here’s what we’re most looking forward to this summer in Boston.
Red Sox Games
Is there a more historical ballpark or dedicated fan base than that of Fenway Park and the Red Sox fans? Nope. Not a chance! Even those who disagree manage to take in a game or two while visiting the city. Factually speaking, Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark still in operating condition in the U.S., and it’s quite the experience to watch a game in. With an entire summer of games ahead, we hope you can make it to a game! Check out the schedule here.
Rooftop Bar Life
As mentioned, the enthusiasm level for any outdoor activity, in Boston during the summer, is high. Every outdoor, rooftop bar will be packed with life and energy, comprised of locals and visitors alike cheering to the vibrancy of life. For a full list of which bars to check out during your trip, visit here.
Beach Lounging + People Watching at Carson Beach
Oh, you didn’t know Boston has beaches? Well, it does, and our favorite is Carson Beach. Featuring excellent views of downtown, a shower house with all the needed amenities, a bocce court, chess tables, and plenty of sand for classic beach fun, Carson Beach makes for a great summer day!
Strolling Through Boston Common and Public Garden
Two of Boston’s most iconic attractions are the Boston Common and the Public Garden, both of which are a treat to stroll through during the spring, summer, and fall. Summertime is when picnics abound, tourists hop aboard the famous Swan boats, and local artists and musicians mill about entertaining the passerby. Every summer locals look forward to Shakespeare on the Common, which are free performances of Shakespeare’s work.
Kayaking The Charles
Affectionately known as “the Charles,” the Charles River is the soul of the city, especially in the summertime. There are many ways to enjoy the river, from something as simple as walking along the Esplanade to as adventurous as kayaking on it. Check out this site to see the many ways you can hang out on the river.
SoWa Open Market
Enjoy Boston’s largest, and most popular, outdoor market, which is known as SoWa. Currently, in its 15th season, the market is fully outdoors and only open from May through October. Every single Sunday, market-goers are treated to over 175 stalls featuring local artisans, farmers, food trucks, brewers, musicians and more.
Simply being present in Boston, during the summer months, is energizing as-is, but sprinkle in a few of these activities, and we know it’ll be a fantastic trip! The entire city will be out and about as often as possible after work and on the weekends, savoring every drop of warm weather and sunshine. Bask alongside us and discover the wonders this historical city has to offer.
To strategically situate yourself in the center of the city near all of the best activities, book a stay at Copley Square Hotel. Conveniently located in Copley Square, the hotel is within walking distance to Boston Common and the Public Garden, as well as in the heart of Boston’s most aesthetically pleasing area, the Back Bay. Book your stay for a summer trip to remember!