Things to do in Boston this Summer

Boston is a fantastic city to visit any time of year.  It’s a great base to watch the spectacular New England Fall; a place to party for St Patrick’s Day (Boston has the largest Irish population of any US city) and a great city for sports lovers with plenty of iconic venues.


However, it is in the summer when Boston really seems to come alive.  For a start it’s busier than ever, the city is packed with visitors and locals are also out on the streets enjoying the weather.  Secondly there’s some things in Boston that you can either only do in summer, or summer is simply the best time to enjoy them.

Boston Duck Tours

boston duck tours

These weird half boat half bus contraptions have been regularly seen on the TV in recent years, transporting the latest successful sports team from Boston around the city.

You can go on one too and they are roundly regarded as the very best way to undertake a tour of Boston.  You get to see the greatest tourist locations from land and the water  as you pass the Boston Public Garden, Cheers Bar, the Holocaust Memorial, Trinity Church, Hancock Tower and many others.

There’s a range of tickets available which can involve seeing all the attractions or just a selection.  Remember to take the Duck Tour as your first activity in the city.  It will provide you with an unbeatable visual map which will be useful for your entire stay.

Whale Watching Tour

whale watching tour

Obviously an unforgettable experience.  A high speed catamaran will take you on a tour of Boston harbour, pointing out the city sights as well as the marine life before it powers its way out to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary.  Here you can see all sorts of whales including humpback, finback and minke as well as beautiful white sided dolphins.

The tours are available on the 3, 5 and 7 day Go Boston Cards but they are quite rightly a premium option.

Fenway Park Tour


If you’re a fan of baseball or even American sports in general then you cannot miss a trip to Fenway Park.  If you’re lucky enough to be in town on the same day as a ball game then you should certainly take a look.

However, if you really want to enjoy Fenway Park then a behind the scenes tour is probably going to be of great interest to you.

Fenway Park is the most beloved ballpark in the US and it is a venue within the city of Boston that most people have a great affinity with, sports fans or not.  Tours are available on a first come first served basis on the day and take about an hour, including an unforgettable opportunity to walk out onto the sacred field itself.

If you’re looking for places to stay in Boston then a self catering apartment near to Fenway Park will probably be of great interest? has apartments in the area as well as in many other parts of the city to ensure you have a comfortable stay whatever time of year you choose to visit.

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