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Things to Do in Boston This Summer

Things to Do in Boston This Summer

Basking in near-constant sunshine, Boston sparkles from June to August, serving up a multitude of outdoor sights, adventures, and summery trips to New England’s vacation hot spots. From whale-spotting cruises to sampling cold craft beers and discovering Cape Cod’s beaches, here are some must-do experiences in Boston this summer.

  • Look for humpback and minke whales in the seas off Boston on a whale-watching cruise.
  • Watch Boston’s top landmarks glide by, and hop out to explore further, on a hop-on-hop-off-trolley tour.
  • Book a food tour of the North End to enjoy seafood and Italian specialities including Boston’s legendary lobster rolls.
  • See Hyannis Port and Cape Cod’s beaches and seafood shacks at their summertime best on a Cape Cod day trip.
  • Enjoy the sun as you check out Boston’s colonial sites on a walking tour from the Freedom Trail to Copley Square.
  • View the sunset and hear the evening cannon of the USS Constitution during a harbor cruise on a 1920s-style yacht.
  • Ride a ferry, discover harbor villages, and see where the movie Jaws was filmed on a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Relish the cool of evening and Boston’s illuminations on a nighttime bike tour along the city’s waterfront.
  • Fly to Niagara Falls on a day trip and marvel at the crashing waters from the Maid of the Mist sightseeing boat.
  • Quench your thirst by sampling ice-cold, local craft beers on a Boston brewery tour.

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 18 Stops
Historical Tours
Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise
Day Cruises
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Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran
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Whale Watching
Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay
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Architecture Tours