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20 Spring and Summer Activities for in and Around Boston

Here are 20 activities you can enjoy in and around the Boston area during spring and summertime:

  1. Explore the historic Freedom Trail and visit famous landmarks like the Massachusetts State House and Paul Revere's House.

  2. Take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Boston Public Garden and enjoy a picnic or a ride on the iconic Swan Boats.

  3. Visit the New England Aquarium and marvel at the diverse marine life, including penguins, sea turtles, and sharks.

4. Catch a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park, one of the oldest and most beloved ballparks in the country.



5. Discover the fascinating exhibits at the Museum of Science and participate in interactive activities and demonstrations.

6. Enjoy a relaxing day at one of Boston's scenic parks, such as the Boston Common or the Arnold Arboretum.

7. Take a harbor cruise or rent a kayak to explore the Boston Harbor Islands and enjoy the picturesque views of the city skyline.

8. Spend a day at the Franklin Park Zoo and get up close with a variety of animals from around the world.

9. Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and admire its impressive collection of art and beautiful indoor courtyard.

10. Attend a live performance at the Boston Symphony Orchestra or catch a show at one of the city's many theaters.

11. Explore the trendy neighborhood of Beacon Hill with its charming cobblestone streets, historic homes, and boutique shops.

12. Take a day trip to Cape Cod and enjoy the stunning beaches, lighthouses, and quaint seaside towns.

13. Attend a summer festival or event, such as the Boston Harborfest or the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Fourth of July.


14. Visit the historic town of Salem and learn about the infamous witch trials at the Salem Witch Museum.

15. Take a scenic drive along the North Shore and stop at picturesque coastal towns like Rockport and Gloucester.


16. Go hiking or biking in the Blue Hills Reservation, which offers beautiful trails and panoramic views of the Boston skyline.

17. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Cambridge, home to Harvard University and MIT, and enjoy the lively atmosphere and diverse dining options.

18. Go whale watching off the coast of Massachusetts and witness these magnificent creatures up close.

19. Enjoy a day of shopping at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which offers a mix of boutiques, restaurants, and street performers.

20. Indulge in some delicious seafood at one of Boston's many seafood restaurants or try the local favorite, clam chowder, at one of the historic taverns.


Boston offers a unique blend of history, culture, and intellectual vibrancy. Its rich colonial heritage, showcased through iconic landmarks creates captivating backdrop for exploration. The cities renowned universities, diverse neighborhoods, and thriving arts scene contribute to a dynamic atmosphere that attracts visitors from all around the world.

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