It's the perfect time to start planning your summer trip to Boston. The warm summer months are filled with events and activities which makes it a wonderful time to visit! With many college students gone for the summer, it can be a an ideal time for visitors. Here are our top recommendations for activities in the city for the 2016 season:
The tastiest fundraiser of the summer is the Scooper Bowl! A ticket earns you entry into the all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. Taste ice cream from many national brands and feel good about attending because proceeds benefit The Jimmy Fund! The festival runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
In Boston we're lucky to have access to so many free and family friendly acitivities. One of our favorites over the summer is free moving showings at the Esplanade. Starting in July you can catch screenings on Friday evenings, starting around sun down (usually around 8:30 PM). Bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy a movie under the stars! Showings for this season include Cinderella, Inside Out and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Twice a year the artists of Fort Point open their studios to the public! Spend the day browsing work of all different mediums and chatting with the artists. You'll have the opportunity to see gallery spaces and to purchase work directly from the artist that created it. Get a preview from 4:00 - 7:00 PM on Friday night, or tour the studios on Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
Boston Harborfest is a Fourth of July festival that celebrates Boston's unique colonial and maritime heritage." The opening ceremony kicks off on Friday, July 1st and is the first of over 200 events that make up the festival. Visitors and guests can experience everything from historical reenactments to walking tours to Harbor Cruises, and more. Check for the full scheduled of events here.
Shakespeare on the Common is one of our favorite events of the year! Every year the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company performs a different play by William Shakespeare, and this year they're performing Love's Labour Lost starting on July 20th. The show is free and open to the public and it always makes for a wonderful summer night out. We recommend getting there early and saving a space with a blanket as the shows are popular. You can learn more about this year's play here.
Every summer teams compete in the International Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach. Sculptors from all over the world compete by carving intricate sculptures, using nothing but sand and water. Other happenings like live entertainment, fireworks and a food truck festival take place concurrently. If you're traveling from downtown Boston you can take the Blue Line to Revere Beach Station.
If you'd like further recommendations or assistance planning your summer trip to Boston, we're here to help! Give us a call at the Inn at 617-236-8099.
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