Things To Do In Boston In July

As one of the oldest and most historic cities in the United States, Independence Day celebrations in Boston are enormously popular.  There’s plenty to do in Boston in July! Here are a few suggestions for our most patriotic Boston bed and breakfast guests this month: 

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

Independence Day in Boston!
Boston is home to the biggest Independence Day celebration in the country, and it’s the quintessential summer experience in our city.  On July 3rd and 4th, the Boston Pops plays inspiring patriotic tunes complete with an authentic cannon fire, followed by the annual fireworks display over the Charles River.  National media coverage, much less our enthusiastic description, can do this exciting event the justice it is due.  A must-see for American and International visitors alike this Fourth of July, make sure to experience the show at the Charles River Esplanade, just a ten minute walk from our Boston boutique hotel in the South End.

The annual HarborFest celebrations grow in popularity each year, packing over 200 events into a week-long festival of Independence and the arrival of warm weather in the Fanueil Hall, Beacon Hill, and Waterfront neighborhoods.  Perhaps the most exciting event this month, or even this year, is the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812, bringing the arrival of military ships and tall ships from all over the world.  Coinciding with HarborFest, daily tours will be offered of these magnificent vessels. On Sunday July 1st, ChowderFest might be the most popular event of the entire week – try the best of the city in a cup, crock, or even a breadbowl, and top it off with a trip to one of Bostons best seafood restaurants!

“Sea” a Different Side of the City
As a waterfront metropolis, Boston offers an abundance of access to water activities for visitors of all ages.  For a fun day trip, renting or chartering a sailboat is an adventurous way to tour the nearby rivers or Boston Harbor.  You could also jump on the ferry to check out the beaches, hiking, and wildlife on one of the nearby Boston Harbor Islands.  Getting a quick sailing lesson is a breeze as well – arrangements can be made easily and inexpensively, just ask the staff at Clarendon Square, we’re
happy to help you find your sea legs!  If you’re more of a sand lover, there are plenty of beaches within a short drive of the city.  Whale watching cruises, ferries to the outer Cape Cod area, and many other water activities are a great way to enjoy the summer in Boston!

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