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Summer Guide: Enjoy a Fun and Dreamy Vacation in Boston, MA

Summer is a great time to visit Boston, Massachusetts. Explore Boston's vibrant culture while strolling historic streets through various neighborhoods. Explore July 4th events like outdoor concerts, Boston Harborfest, and fireworks. Relax by the city beaches as you soak up the sun or catch up on Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

Top 5 Summer Things to do in Boston

1. Fourth Of July In Boston

There is no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in Boston, Mass., with the July 4th Pops Concert and Fireworks Spectacular--Boston's biggest July event. Enjoy the best of what Boston offers this summer.

 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular takes place on the 4th of July on the Charles River across from the historic Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.
Enjoy the dazzling fireworks at the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade starting at 7 p.m. featuring an orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums.

 Boston Harborfest Celebration
Boston Harborfest is a proud summer tradition to celebrate Boston's harbor and revolutionary history from July 1-4, 2022. It is family-friendly and the country's largest July 4th festival, featuring historical reenactments, freedom trail walks, boat tours, and live music.

2. Relax By The Boston Beaches

Hot July days and warm nights are the perfect time to head to the Boston beaches, which provide lovely escapes from the city. Don't miss out on a series of concerts and festivals happening all year at Revere Beach. Explore islands such as Fort Warren, Spectacle Island or Boston Harbor Islands State Park.

3. Boston Summer Concerts

Summer evenings are better with free evening concerts. Popular concert venues in Boston are TD Garden, Big Night Live, Fenway Park, and Gillette Stadium. If you are a music lover, here are some of the summer concerts highlights.

July 4 - Boston Pops Independence Day Concert at Tanglewood

July 9 - Summer in the City

July 15 - Zac Brown Band at Fenway Park

July 27 - Berklee Summer Concerts

4. Sightseeing Walking Tours In Boston

Experience some of the best walking tours on foot from the Freedom Trail, Summer Nights Sunset Trolley Tour, the Revolutionary Story Tour, and the Historical Tour of Harvard University.

5. Red Sox Game

Calling out all baseball lovers! This summer, attend a home game at iconic Fenway Park. No matter what brings you to Boston, taking a tour of Fenway Park on a balmy evening is one of the fantastic things to do in July.

6. Sail On Boston Cruise

Spend a day seeing Boston from the water while on a scenic sightseeing harbor cruise. Enjoy a delicious 3-course brunch on the yacht ‘Northern Lights' or soak up Boston's unique sites and rich history. Perfect for a family-friendly experience , sail around the harbor on a sunset cruise, and catch the USS Constitution, fire its cannons as the sun dips past the horizon.


Adirondack III - July 4th Fireworks Cruise - Watch Winthrop's fireworks with complimentary drinks & desserts on July 4.

Northern Lights - July 4th Fireworks Cruise - Enjoy a 3-hour cruise from Boston featuring Winthrop's spectacular fireworks on July 4.

Adirondack III - Harborfest Fireworks Cruise on an 80-foot schooner on July 2

Boston is affectionately known as "America's Walking City," where you can wander its abundance of green parks, stroll the city's sidewalks, and enjoy the best of your summer vacation. Freepoint Hotel puts you close to these exciting attractions, tours, and events.

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