Summer has arrived in The Hub!
It’s June and that can only mean one thing– Summer’s here! From dazzling new art exhibits to super-fun boat parties, here are some of the best things to do this June in Boston.
1. Take a ride on the newly reopened Swan Boats!
For the first time in their 143-year history, the famous Swan Boats were kept out of the Public Garden lagoon due to COVID-19 but thankfully for us, the Paget family has brought back this annual rite of spring for its 144th season and will be on the pond all summer long!
2.Go on a relaxing stroll through fragrant lavender fields
Could there be anything more relaxing than walking through a field full of blossoming lavender plants during summer? Just picture it, the radiant purple blossoms covering the fields, their fresh, relaxing scent wafting up into the warm summer air, all against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Wachusett — Absolutely wonderful! The Farm at SummitWynds in Jefferson, MA, is bringing back its Lavender Farm Fest just in time for summer and it promises tranquil walks through the lavender fields, live music and tons more lavender-themed fun! Read more here.
3. Snap a selfie on the Lawn on D’s famous round swings
t seems like Boston is finally returning to normal as some of its iconic attractions continue to reopen! First, it was the Public Garden’s iconic Swan Boats and now also South Boston’s popular Lawn on D which made its summer comeback for summer on Thursday, May 20 — and yes, the light-up swings are back too!
5-10. Take it to the rooftop…
From Lookout’s stunning views of the Seaport to Felipe’s Taquería’s cozy rooftop with twinkling lights and scrumptious tacos, these awesome Boston rooftops have it all! Check them out here.
16-21. Or unwind by the water!
We’re a seaside town so what better plan for a summer evening than to spend the evening chilling and cooling off by the water at one of the many beautiful waterfront spots the city has to offer? From seafood shacks to the most refined of waterfront enclaves, these 5 stunning Boston waterfront spots are all currently open for outdoor dining — Take a look here!
22. Enjoy award-winning pizzas and discover the secrets of the North End
Often referred to as Boston’s Little Italy, North End’s streets are home to some of the city’s very best award-winning pizzas. Depending on the day you might find yourself picking up a grilled flatbread from Boston’s oldest pizzeria or even a slice from one of the top 10 Italians in the world! Join Boston pizza tours and follow in the footsteps of the Revolutionaries to discover some of the best pizza in town! Book your tour here.
23-30. Cool down with a scoop of some of Boston’s best ice cream
It’s hot out in Boston which means there’s one thing you must have at hand at all times–an ice cream! That’s why we’ve compiled some of the best ice cream shops in Boston to help you keep cool this summer.
Our mapped-out list has everything from Emack & Bolio’s totally cool cones to Eataly’s gourmet Italian gelato. Check it out here!
31-41. Go on a reinvigorating hike
It’s safe to say Boston’s one of the best and most beautiful cities in the country, but our beloved Beantown is also surrounded by some absolutely stunning wilderness. From the more urban Emerald Necklace to the hilly paths of World’s End, explore the great outdoors at these ten gorgeous spots, perfect for hikers of all levels. Read on here.
42-49. Enjoy a brew or two under the sun
It’s summer in the city, patio season is on and it’s time for us to head on out to enjoy the sunshine and long days! And what better way is there to do that than chilling out with friends and a cold beer in hand at one of Boston’s awesome beer gardens? Check these out!
50. Stroll through Boston’s oldest neighborhoods and raise a glass to its rich Revolutionary history!
Stroll through Boston’s oldest neighborhoods and raise a glass to its rich history. Discover The Hub’s hidden treasures while touring historic sites like Quincy Market and Old State House and quench your thirst in two of the city’s oldest taverns, Warren and Bell in Hand, just as our ancestors did centuries ago. Finish off your tour with a round ferry trip through the Harbor to take in the breathtaking views of our iconic city! Book your tour here.