Best Things To Do in Boston This Summer
Boston is an exciting summer destination, from its beautiful parks and gardens to its funky food truck scene. It's the perfect time of year to get out and explore when the weather is perfect, and the city is alive with outdoor markets and cool neighborhood happenings. Whether its canoeing on the Charles River or a picnic in Boston Common or beach bumming on the harbor islands, summer in Boston is a good time.
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Here are a few of the best things to do in Boston this summer from the Revere Boston concierge.
- Eat at a food truck on the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Discover Boston's lively food truck scene on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. After a bike ride or jog along the greenway, grab delicious street eats at the 30+ food trucks that line the park daily. Enjoy a relaxing bite in this beautiful urban oasis
- Stroll through Boston Public Garden
Stroll through America's oldest botanical garden and get a feel for its historic charm and natural beauty. Take in the gorgeous scenery and have a picnic on the grassy lawn.
- Canoe or kayak on the Charles River
Get out on the beautiful Charles River with Paddle Boston. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding tours and rentals for a relaxing summer day on the water.
- Hang at the beach at Castle Island Park
Castle Island is a great place to walk, jog, bike or roller blade along Boston Harbor. Explore 22 acres of walkways, overlooks, a boardwalk, and a string of beaches and parks with views of the harbor. The park also has a playground and the Harry McDonough Sailing Program.
- Take a Codzilla Speed Boat Ride on Boston Harbor
See Boston at full speed on the monstrously fun Codzilla speedboat. Cruise Boston Harbor on this thrill ride that goes up to 40 MPH with 360-degree spins and hairpin turns. Get splashed and cool off on a summer day.
- Enjoy a walking tour on the Freedom Trail
Explore Boston's iconic 2.5 mile-Freedom Trail that connects 16 significant historic sites. Walk through history at landmark attractions like Boston Common, Bunker Hill Monument, Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall, Old State House and the USS Constitution with costumed guides.
- Cruise to the Boston Harbor Islands
Made up of 34 islands and peninsulas, Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is an urban oasis near Boston's city center. Hop aboard a ferry and discover beautiful beaches, picnic areas, paths, trails, and snack shacks. Explore Spectacle Island, a popular spot for hiking, swimming, and boating with panoramic views of the harbor and city.
- Eat the best lobster rolls in Boston at James Hook
Experience a taste of New England with the best lobster rolls in Boston. Bite into a perfectly toasted roll packed with fresh Maine lobster at James Hook & Co. – a family owned landmark since 1925.
- Hang out at the Rooftop@Revere Bar and Lounge
Eat, drink and take in the views at the best rooftop bar in Boston. Enjoy local cuisine and cocktails at Rooftop@Revere, a summer refuge where you can unwind on a couch and look out over the Back Bay. Relax with a lobster roll, burger or charcuterie paired with a craft beer or glass of wine in a private cabana.
Summer Stays in Boston's Back Bay
Located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, the Revere Hotel Boston Common is an urban refuge in the heart of it all. Relax in luxurious rooms and suites that reflect the city's rebellious spirit – from its wicked cool local art to views of the Boston skyline and harbor. Enjoy delicious local eats and craft cocktails in a cabana on our rooftop lounge overlooking the bay. Then let us give you insider tips on where to roam in Boston this summer.
Book the Rooftop Experience package and enjoy overnight accommodations, $50 credit at Rooftop@Revere and a late 3 pm check-out – the perfect way to end your summer. Shaped by local culture and Boston's independent spirit, Revere Hotel Boston Common invites the adventurous. Experience a hotel that is meticulously crafted, yet never scripted.