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Summer in Boston is a vibrant tapestry of sun-kissed days, balmy nights, and boundless possibilities. For young professionals, the city comes alive with energy, beckoning them to explore its kaleidoscope of experiences. From rooftop soirées overlooking the Charles River to impromptu picnics in the Public Garden, Boston offers a playground where work seamlessly blends with play. As the sun sets, the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill whisper secrets of history, while the Seaport District pulses with the rhythm of live music and laughter. Whether it’s savoring lobster rolls by the waterfront or joining a spirited game of cornhole at a local brewery, summer in Boston invites you to create memories that shimmer like the sun on the harbor. So slip on your boat shoes, grab your sunglasses, and let the season weave its magic—because in this city, summer isn’t just a season; it’s a symphony of adventure waiting to be composed. 🌊🌇🎶

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Picnic in the Boston Commons

Whether you bring your own basket or prefer to shop around for sweets and treats, picnicking is an ideal way to experience summertime in Boston. If you don’t want to lug around a picnic basket, you're in luck because the shops on both Newbury and Charles Streets offer endless snacks and goodies perfect for a park outing.

A Bostonian favorite, just a few blocks from the Common, is a DIY charcuterie business called ‘Kured,’ where they locally source high-quality ingredients for you to pick, choose, and create your own customized charcuterie box.

Kured Website: https://www.kured.co/

If you're in the mood for something sweeter, a few blocks away on Newbury Street is another fan-favorite business, ‘Nuts Factory,’ which will satisfy your sweet tooth. With an array of candied confections and nuts to choose from, the area has all your picnicking needs covered.

Nuts Factory (Yelp Boston): https://www.yelp.com/biz/nuts-factory-boston-2

Nuts Factory Website: https://nutsfactorynyc.com/

Wine Fest

Outdoor Markets

Nothing signals the arrival of summer more clearly than the emergence of farmers' markets, and this is especially true in Boston.

Boston Open Market

The Boston Open Market is located all along Boylston Street sidewalks in front of the Boston Public Garden, between Arlington and and Charles Street

May 4th - October 26th: Every Saturday 11 am - 5 pm

Boston Open Market: https://www.newenglandopenmarkets.com/visit-boston-open-market

This open-air market is a must-visit destination for those who appreciate handcrafted goods and locally created products. The market is located at the Boylston Street entrance to the Boston Public Garden, providing a unique and picturesque landscape for your shopping experience.

Whether you're looking for a special gift or just want to treat yourself, the Boston Open Market has something for everyone.

Copley Square Farmers Market

The Copley Square Farmers Market is located in the heart of the commercial and cultural hub of Back Bay at McKim Plaza

May 17 - November 17th: Every Tuesday and Friday 11am - 6pm

Copley Square Farmers Market: https://www.massfarmersmarkets.org/copley

The Copley Square Farmers Market is a vibrant gathering of local farmers and food producers. With over three dozen Massachusetts vendors, this bustling market offers a diverse array of fresh produce, proteins, baked goods, and ready-to-eat meals.

The Copley Square Farmers Market is proudly managed by Mass Farmers Market (MFM), a longstanding non-profit organization dedicated to promoting locally grown food and enhancing farmers markets for over four decades.

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market stands as one of Boston's premier open-air farmer and artist markets situated amidst artist studios, galleries, and retail shops along Thayer Street

May 5th - October 27th: Every Sunday 11am - 4pm

SoWa Open Market: https://www.sowaboston.com/sowa-open-market/

Every Sunday from May to October, the SoWa Open Market transforms the South of Washington (SoWa) community into a lively gathering place. Here, you'll find a diverse array of regional and local vendors offering everything from handcrafted goods to artisanal foods.

As you explore the pedestrian-only Thayer Street, you'll encounter artist studios, galleries, and retail shops, creating a vibrant atmosphere where creativity thrives. With food and beverage trucks adding to the culinary experience, it is a must-visit destination for locals and visitors alike.

Tour Boston

Whether local or visiting, Boston's rich history and unique landscape provide endless opportunities for exploration and learning. From guided to self-guided tours, the city offers options for every schedule, ensuring you'll find something captivating no matter how much time you have to spare

Freedom Trail:

The iconic 2.5-Mile Freedom Trail links 16 historically significant sites, each along one path. This trail offers a unique opportunity to experience history firsthand while strolling through the city’s modern streets.

This can be both guided or self guided.

Freedom Trail Website: https://www.thefreedomtrail.org/

Haunted Tours

For those seeking a thrill, Boston’s ‘Ghosts & Gravestones’ has you covered. This guided tour will have you exploring the scene of New England's largest grave-robbing scandal and ponder the fear of premature burial.

Ghosts & Gravestone Tours Website: https://www.ghostsandgravestones.com/boston

Segway Tours

Glide effortlessly through historic streets and iconic landmarks aboard Segways. Led by expert guides, delve into Boston's rich history with captivating stories and insider tips.

Whether you're a local or visiting, Segway tours offer a unique and exciting adventure.

Boston Segway Tours Website: https://www.segwayinboston.com/

Self Guided Biking Tour

With different biking paths all around the city, renting a bike and exploring on your own is a great way to spend a warm summer day. The gentle slopes and low-lying areas, particularly in the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, make for a leisurely ride around Boston.

Located around the city are ‘Blue Bikes’ which can be rented out on an hourly basis at your convenience.

Blue Bikes Website: https://bluebikes.com/

Relax on a Rooftop

Take advantage of Boston's many outdoor dining options and rooftop bars, where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks while soaking up the summer atmosphere.

Deck 12

Deck 12 is located at YOTEL Boston - 65 Seaport Boulevard, Boston

Deck 12 Website: https://www.deck12bos.com/

‘Appy Hour’ is offered daily from 4pm - 7pm

Trivia Nights are hosted every Wednesday 6 pm - 9pm featuring different trivia topics weekly


Lookout is located atop Envoy Hotel - 70 Sleeper St, Boston

Rooftop Website: https://www.envoyrooftop.com/

Rooftop at The Envoy occasionally hosts live performances, keep an eye out on their socials to see when these events are happening

Over the Charles

Over the Charles is located on the 16th floor of the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge

Over the Charles (open table) Website: https://www.opentable.com/r/over-the-charles-boston

Trivia Nights are hosted every Wednesday starting at 8pm - Starting on July 10th

Live Music performances every Thursday - Starting July 11th through to August 15th

Artists in Boston

Spend your summer nights enjoying concerts by your favorite artists! Check out the lineup of upcoming shows and featured performers coming to Boston:

Niall Horan - June 15th 8PM

Xfinity Center

885 S Main St

Mansfield, MA 02048

Concert Website: https://www.niallhoran.com/#/

Lana Del Rey - June 20th 7:30PM

Fenway Park

4 Jersey St

Boston, MA 02215

Concert Website: https://www.lanadelrey.com/live/

Hootie & the Blowfish - June 21st 7PM

Fenway Park

4 Jersey St

Boston, MA 02215

Concert Website: https://www.hootie.com/tour/

Jhené Aiko - June 27th 7PM

TD Garden

100 Legends Way

Boston, MA 02215

Concert Website: https://www.jheneaiko.com/tour/#/


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