It’s a beautiful July weekend in Boston (despite a little rain), so go ahead and have some fun!
We may be in the dog days of summer, but there’s no shortage of activities to do in the city this weekend. Whether you’re hosting a relaxing outdoor picnic or having fun at a music festival, get out there and make some memories.
1. Watch the Olympics
After a one-year delay, the 2020 Olympics are finally here! The opening ceremonies kicked off this morning, so either tune your TVs to the Olympic channels or watch the games at one of the many sports bars in the city.
Boston’s hottest new restaurant is a 245-foot floating ship docked at Pier One in East Boston. The menu offers simple yet elegant seafood options, but the dining atmosphere is truly unique. Mahogany bars around the ship offer you a 360-degree view of the pier, harbor, and city skyline. Be warned: this place is very popular right now, so be sure to get there early to secure a spot!
3. Take a bike ride at the Arnold Arboretum (weather permitting)
Arnold Arboretum is the perfect setting for a breathtakingly beautiful bike ride. You could even pack a picnic for yourself to enjoy afterwards!
4. Catch some local musicians at Nice, A Fest
This music festival on Saturday features tons of local musicians from the Boston area. Located at Boynton Yards in Somerville, the festival will also host local artist vendors. Enjoy the music and show support for your local arts scene!
5. Host a classy picnic in the park
Park hangouts are a lovely option for planning social events in the city. Check out our list of the best parks in the city, and be sure to bring drinks, snacks, and a picnic blanket. We also recommend bringing along a Kured charcuterie board to really upgrade your picnic game.
6. Shop ’til you drop on Newbury Street
Did someone say “summer sale season”? Start your day on the famous shopping street by hitting brunch first, then onto the boutiques.
7. Have fun with your friends at Level99
Level99 is a new entertainment complex in Natick that features interactive group games and delicious gourmet food. There are 40 different challenge rooms, similar in concept to an escape room, plus scavenger hunts and competition rooms as well. The venue also has a beer hall and an incredible dinner menu, so your mind and your appetite are guaranteed to be satisfied at Level99.
8. Enjoy the peak of restaurant patio season
Al-fresco dining has never been more popular, so enjoy the weather and check out one of these delightful outdoor patios in town. We recommend The Alibi if you’re looking for an Instagrammable occasion.
9. Laugh out loud at a Don’t Tell Comedy show
The Don’t Tell Comedy series hosts secret comedy shows every Saturday, but the location for the show is only revealed hours before the event begins. Make sure to book your tickets soon so you know where to attend!
10. Rainy day? No problem! Check out the Monet exhibit at the MFA
Did you know that the Boston Museum of Fine Arts hosts the largest collections of Monet paintings outside of France? If the weather turns rainy this weekend, you can still experience the beautiful natural scenes of Claude Monet at the Monet and Boston: Legacy Illuminated exhibit.
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