Summertime is the best time to be in Boston. The snows and cold winds of winter are out of sight and out of mind and instead the city has come to life with cyclists, runners, siteseers and seafarers.
Whether you’re an out-of-towner looking for things to do in Boston, or a local Bostonian who claims to have done everything this great city has to offer in terms of entertainment, we’ve got a few great ideas for you, your family, and your friends.
- Concerts & Shows. It’s concert season! Boston’s July lineup is stacked with big name artists who are heading into town to perform at venues like the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, TD Garden and the Paradise Rock Club. Check out TicketNetwork to see what’s coming down the pipeline for the month. Heading to venues like these is also a great way to explore the immediate area, find unique eateries and sip creative cocktails.
- Art Festivals & Displays. We already know Boston is full of some creative and forward-thinking individuals, so why not see what some of them are up to? Head down to the Greenway on July 22 and 23 for the 2017 Figments Art Festival. The entire Greenway will be transformed into a work of art — and it’s FREE!
- Red Sox Games. No list of “Things to do in Boston” would be complete without the mentioning of heading to Fenway park to see the Sox play. There’s nothing better than grabbing a bite to eat with your pals at a nearby sports bar before entering the iconic park — and July affords the best weather to do just that! Look for available tickets here.
- Harbor Cruises & Tours. Whale watching, harbor cruises, and city tours are one of the first things many visitors will check off their list when they visit Boston. However, the experience is just as rewarding even for those who have been living here for years. Explore must-see historical sites with a hop on, hop off bus tour; immerse yourself in the city’s rich history from land and sea with a Boston Duck Tour, or hop on a harbor cruise boat to sit back, relax and enjoy the views from a different perspective.
- Sample Local Boutiques. It may not be New York City or Paris, but Boston can hold it’s own when it comes to high end shopping. Take the MBTA’s Green Line to Copley Station and just a block over you’ll be met with one of the city’s most well known shopping districts: Newbury Street. The street is full of chic local boutiques offering one-of-a-kind pieces. Clothing stores such as LIT Boutique offer visitors a chance to find a statement outfit that their friends back home won’t be able to replicate!
Have you checked any of these ideas off your list yet? Do you have any other suggestions for what to do in Boston this month? Let us know in the comment section!