Boston in the Summer

Boston offers a variety of amazing New England experiences in the Summer. Whether it’s eating great food, experiencing a festival, shopping local artists or taking a ferry to visit the Boston Harbor Islands, marine life or the Cape, Boston has all this to offer and more, whether you are looking for a romantic or family getaway.
North End Feasts
For more than 90 years residents of the North End have held festivals to honor the patron saints of different regions in Italy. These festivals, also known as feasts, take place five late summer weekends and spill out into the streets. It is a mix of modern carnival midway fun and pageantry. The food, fun and music all make for a memorable summer night with someone special or the whole family.

Dine Out Boston – August 6-11 and August 13-18
A wonderful opportunity to experience some of the best restaurants Boston has to offer at affordable set prices with fixed menus for lunch and dinner. Lunch menus are $15, $20 or $25 and Dinner menus are $28, $33 or $38. You can choose your favorite cuisine, chef, location or price point if you need help deciding.

SoWa Open Market – In the South End– Saturday and Sunday, April 29 – October 29 10am – 4pm
This open outdoor market features local curated artists selling jewelry, paintings, apparel, home goods, photography, ceramics and more; joined by local farmers, chefs and bakers selling a variety of homemade goodies; as well as iconic food trucks offering a variety of culinary creations.

Boston Harbor Islands by Ferry
Six harbor islands are accessible by a seasonal ferry service where you can experience beaches, wildlife, history, bird watching and more. Bring a picnic or purchase food (on the islands that serve). Other islands can be reached on certain days and some for private tours.

Whale watch
Get out on the water and your chances are good to see several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks, minkes, pilot whales and critically endangered right whales. You may also view dolphins, sea birds and seals all just a short boat ride out of Boston.

Cape Cod by Ferry – Boston to Provincetown
Visit Provincetown, one of Cape Cod’s oldest settlements, by taking a beautiful 90 minute ferry ride, just getting there can be half the fun! This outer Cape Cod town is a natural treasure marked by magnificent miles of beaches with sand dunes and crashing waves. There is a multitude of fun shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife all with a bohemian character of its own.

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