Best time to visit Boston

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Raining Poetry

April–November • activity

Rainy weather reveals secret poetry that covers much of the city center

Island Hopping

May–mid-October • activity

The islands of Boston Harbour conceal abandoned forts, ancient lighthouses, and many other surprises

SoWa Open Markets

May–October • event

Boston's South End Open Market takes food shopping to another level

Baseball and the Red Sox

April–October • event

Visiting Boston without seeing the Red Sox is just unforgivable

Visit America's Oldest Lighthouse

late June–early October • activity

An ancient lighthouse overlooked by the Boston city skyline—a real trip for romantics

Boston Harbor Cruises

March–December • activity

Boston Harbor has all kinds of cruises on offer


mid-May–mid-November • food

During lobster season seafood is particularly succulent

Whale Watching

April–October • nature

Cruising in Boston Harbour is twice as enjoyable when your companions are dolphins, whales, and seabirds


April–September • activity

This ancient bowling game which comes from the Roman Empire is nowadays quite popular in Boston

Concerts in the Courtyard

June–August • event

Summer courtyard concerts—free of charge

Charles River Kayaking

April–October • activity

Boston is one of those lucky cities that can be observed by boat


June–September • food

Clams come fresh, steamed, baked, fried, breaded, and in clam chowder—one has no excuse to abstain from this divine delight

Beach Season

mid-May–mid-September • activity

If you don't mind frigid waters, you can enjoy a nice beach weekend

Boston’s Historic Trails

April–October • activity

The glorious history of freedom-loving Bostonians lives on the city's numerous heritage trails


April–November • activity

While the overcrowded downtown is slightly problematic for bicycles, scenic suburbian trails are perfect for the activity

Swan Boats

mid-April–mid-September • activity

A short-lasting voyage does magic: passengers come back revitalised​, relaxed, and feeling great!


St Anthony Feast

August 26, 2018 • event

This feast showcases Italian culture in America's melting pot

Charles Canoe and Kayak Races

October 20–21, 2018 | April 20–21, 2019 • event

Check out the action on the Charles River in spring and autumn when Boston hosts two famous water races

Boston Marathon

April 16, 2018 • event

Runners from all over the world come to Boston to partake in its most famous athletic competition


March • food

Have you ever tried eating ferns? In Boston, this green delicacy is quite a popular ingredient

Boston Harborfest

July 01–July 04 • event

Naval ship cruising, historical reenactments, walking tours, and concerts—tonnes of fun and all for free!​

What the Fluff?

September 23, 2017 • event

The abundance of yummy, fluffy delicacies makes for a true paradise for anyone with an appetite for sweets

Frozen Waves

January–February • nature

This unusual phenomenon is a great reason to visit an island of Nantucket when temperature drops

Fall Foliage

October • nature

A leisurely stroll in Boston's parks is a delightful autumn experience

Spring Blooms

mid-April–late May • nature

Boston is particularly charming and colourful during the spring flower blooming period


mid-October–April • food

Oysters never taste better than during harvest season


December–March • activity

Boston's hilly terrain promises great winter fun