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How to Plan the Perfect Boston Labor Day Weekend

Say farewell to summer and make the most of the warm, sunny weather with a Boston Labor Day weekend. With fun things to do throughout the city — especially fireworks over the harbor — send off summer with a fun-filled weekend in Boston.

See the fireworks from the Charles River.

On Thursday, August 30 at 8:30pm, fireworks will light up the sky over Boston Harbor to kick off Labor Day weekend and the beginning of fall. While locals and visitors scramble to secure a spot to take in the views, head out on the river to get an even more unique perspective. When you reserve our Whitney on Water package, you and ten friends can enjoy a half or full day on the water, complete with a welcome tote bag that includes Follain sunscreen, Warby Parker sunglasses, Anthropologie beach towels, and Mario Badescu facial spray.

Enjoy free admission at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

This Labor Day, Monday, September 2, ICA Boston will offer free admission for the day (10am-5pm) so you can take in the exhibitions — featuring major thematic exhibitions, surveys of contemporary artists, and the first-ever solo shows for new, emerging artists.

Shop the sales at Boston boutiques.

All over the city, sales at high-end boutiques make Labor Day Weekend one of the best times of the year to shop the latest looks. Make sure to stop by one of the popular shopping areas, like Beacon Hill or Back Bay.

Take a day trip to Provincetown.

Add a trip to picturesque Cape Cod to your Boston getaway. In just two hours, the ferry will take you from Boston to Provincetown, where you can soak up the sun, sip on cocktails, and enjoy some of the best seafood in the Northeastern U.S.

Ready to reserve your stay for Boston Labor Day weekend?

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