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16 THINGS TO DO IN BOSTON

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

Lobster

mid-May–mid-November • food

During lobster season seafood is particularly succulent

Bocce

April–September • activity

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

Whale Watching

April–October • nature

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

Boston’s Historic Trails

April–October • activity

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

Concerts in the Courtyard

June–August • event

Summer courtyard concerts—free of charge

Beach Season

mid-May–mid-September • activity

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

Clams

June–September • food

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

Charles River Kayaking

April–October • activity

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

Swan Boats

mid-April–mid-September • activity

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

Cycling

April–November • activity

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

11 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

St Anthony Feast

August 26, 2018 • event

This feast showcases Italian culture in America's melting pot

Charles Canoe and Kayak Races

April 21–22, 2018 | October 20–21, 2018 • 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

Fiddleheads

March • food

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

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

Boston Harborfest

July 01–July 04 • event

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

Frozen Waves

January–February • nature

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

Sledding​

December–March • activity

Boston's hilly terrain promises great winter fun

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

Oysters

mid-October–April • food

Oysters never taste better than during harvest season