Reasons to Visit Boston This Summer
New England is famous for its fall foliage, but there’s nothing quite like exploring the region during the warmest months of the year. Read on for our favorite things to do in Boston this summer.
Boston is surrounded by water on three sides, making it one of the best cities on the East Coast for sailing. Take to the water by sailing on a schooner or cruising on a yacht and enjoy all the sights that Boston has to offer.
VISIT A BOSTON BEACH
Ride the T directly to storied Revere Beach. America’s first public beach, this landmark boasts a scenic coastline and close proximity to Boston.
SEE THE RED SOX PLAY AT FENWAY PARK
Many Boston landmarks rank among the country’s oldest, and Fenway Park is no different — it’s the oldest ballpark in America. Home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912, this stadium is where hundreds of thousands of visitors cheer on Boston’s beloved baseball team each season.
WALK THROUGH HISTORY ON THE FREEDOM TRAIL
The warm summer months are the perfect time of year to walk the Freedom Trail, an iconic two-mile-long walk through Boston that connects 16 museums, churches, meeting houses, parks, and other significant landmarks that played a major role in the American Revolution.
ENJOY FRIED CLAMS ON THE NORTH SHORE
As a maritime city, Boson boasts some of the best fried clams on the East Coast. Try Woodman’s, JT Farnham’s, or the Clam Box, each of which offers their own variation on the refreshing summer snack.
GO LOBSTERING IN BOSTON HARBOR
Don’t just order lobster — catch one yourself. Board a cruise around Boston Harbor, where you’ll learn about the city’s rich lobstering tradition, and, at the end of the cruise, get to catch one of your own.
TAKE A DAY TRIP TO PROVINCETOWN
With the new Provincetown ferry, you can get from downtown Boston to Cape Code in just 90 minutes. The breezy ride takes you to Provincetown, where you can spend the day exploring or relaxing on the beach. One of the best parts? The ferry has drinks, making the journey a fun part of a perfect summer day.
READY TO RESERVE A BOSTON SUMMER GETAWAY?
This summer, experience The Whitney on water. We’ve partnered with Boston Charter boats to offer you the opportunity to rent a sailboat or yacht on the Charles River.