A Guide To Summer Fun in Boston

Summer is arguably the best time of year to travel to the city of Boston. Traditions run all the way from 4th of July Weekend through Labor Day, and there are a ton of gorgeous landmarks to check out. 

By pairing an experience with a stay here at the Whitney Hotel, and possibly adding in some extra fun with one of our Specials & Packages, you can count on a great visit. To help out brainstorming travelers, here’s our guide to summer fun in Boston. 

Try Our Sip & Paint Experience 

Unlike the winter months, summer in Boston means hanging outside, and there are tons of beautiful spaces to do just that. To add some fun to your explorations, our Sip & Paint Experience is an add-on for hotel guests that costs just $99. It comes with a selection of canned cocktails from Rosé Water, a high-end and delicious charcuterie plate, and a painting kit. 

Book this inspired and creative hotel special and take your picnic to a shady bench under one of the many trees from around the world at The Boston Public Garden. Or try your hand at painting the shimmering Charles from its banks on the Esplanade — a favorite summer spot for locals. And while you’re in town, check out one of these highly anticipated summer events & traditions: 

4th of July, The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 

Every year, The Boston Pops put on a show by the water at the Esplanade’s famous Hatch Shell. It’s the best place in the city to catch the fireworks and celebrate with everyone. 

Red Sox Games

The Boston Red Sox are one of Major League Baseball’s oldest and most accomplished teams. And they play at Fenway Park — a historic, one-of-a-kind stadium that hosts fantastic events all summer. Games are great for families, baseball fans, and those new to the sport. 

Take in a Show

Every summer, Boston rocks with great shows across the city. This year, you can catch Kevin Hart, Jackson Brown, and Claptone in July, as well as Sean Mendes, Bad Bunny, and Lady Gaga all in August. 

Eat Across the City

Every event we’ve listed here will feature fantastic food and drinks — see Fenway Franks at the ballgame, and fantastic craft cocktails at our leading performing arts venues. You can also try some spice at Boston’s 9th annual JerkFest on July 1st, and a ton of eats and drinks from food trucks at Outdoors Harpoon Food Pop-Up Series.