Boston Harborfest is an annual patriotic festival held around the 4th of July at City Hall Plaza in Boston. Located in Downtown Boston, City Hall Plaza is a summer hotspot for concerts, festivals, and every day entertainment in Beantown ... moreCity Hall Plaza
Boston City Hall
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
Party Earth Review A six-mile stretch of trails offering spectacular views along the Charles River, the Boston Esplanade is a year-round destination for Bostonians of all stripes. Early morning sees suited bicycle commuters and joggers passing each other on the picturesque riverbank, while later in the day, fit young professionals take to ... more
Along the Charles River between the Longfellow Bridge and Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02108
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is one of the most largely-attended Independence Day celebrations in the nation. Every July this two-day event brings hundreds of thousands of patriotic Americans to the banks of the Charles River for ... moreThe Hatch Shell
Mugar Way & Storrow Drive
Boston, MA 02114
Bowling Alley / Nightclub
Party Earth Review Bowling alley, pool hall, and raucous nightclub all in one, Jillian’s is a three-story playground popular with young professionals, sports fans, students, and clubbers alike. Bowling enthusiasts will want to make a beeline for Lucky Strike on the top floor, a bowling alley fitted out with a mix of modern and 50s furnishings ... more
145 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215
Every July, Drink Craft Beer Summerfest in Boston celebrates Farmhouse Ale and the best New England craft brewers. Taking place at Space 57 in the Revere Hotel, attendees can try unlimited samples of more than 80 ales and summer beers. Many ... moreSpace 57 200 Stuart Street
Party Earth Review A hidden gem with a cult following of hip young locals, Sacco’s Bowl Haven offers a unique old-school night out at equally old-school prices. First opened in 1939, the venue has retained its original focus on candlepin bowling, though new owners have updated the place by adding a wood-fired pizza parlor and alcohol – an ... more
45 Day Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Skate Boston is a long weekend of inline skating held every July that’s organized by the Inline Club of Boston. The event features multiple skate routes throughout the city with assistance from the National Skate Patrol, as well as ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review There's no shortage of entertainment at Kings, a 24,000-square-foot facility filled with bowling, billiards, and brews. Chatty couples on first dates and business types bowling in suits dominate the early hours, replaced by louder groups of carefree students and young professionals later in the evening. Some ... more
50 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
Holiday Event / Party
The French Cultural Center’s Bastille Day Party, started in 1975, is an annual block party held every July celebrating French culture between Berkeley and Clarendon streets in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Bastille Day is ... moreMarlborough Street Boston, MA 02116
Party Earth Review Dating back to the Revolutionary period when figures like Sam Adams stoked the flames of war, Faneuil Hall and its surroundings are now a daytime hotspot for shoppers and a nighttime haunt for barhoppers. Particularly packed on sunny summer days, the marketplace and its vendors attract hordes of tourists and bargain hunters ... more
4 South Market Building
Boston, MA 02109
Party Earth Review The oldest public park in the country, Boston Common is a year-round gathering point for Bostonians of every stripe. Founded in 1634, the fifty-acre expanse of green is a favorite hangout in warm weather, when students, young professionals, and lovers show up to stroll through the picturesque Public Gardens, picnic on the ... more
151 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Party Earth Review Boasting over fifty handcrafted ales, lagers, pilsners, and stouts, Fenway-based Boston Beer Works keeps a steady flow of Red Sox and craft beer fans on tap. During baseball season, the conveniently located venue hosts rowdy hordes of jerseyed pilsner pounders who gather in the Dugout, the smaller bar and dining area, or ... more
61 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Looking for things to do in Boston? Well, there’s that little Red Sox thing, but if baseball doesn’t do it for you (keep that to yourself!) the social scene keeps on kicking with plenty of things to do and outdoor activities, from jogging along the Charles River and brunching on Tremont Street to visiting historical plazas and landmarks like Paul Revere’s house or the Bunker Hill Monument.
Usually bustling no matter the season, Boston really flourishes once the weather warms up and everyone descends on Cattle Island beach to roll in the sand, the Boston Common park to have a picnic, or do their best Tom Brady imitations while playing flag football along the Esplanade.
The city’s famed red brick Freedom Trail leads walkers past fifteen historical landmarks including the USS Constitution and the State House, while tourists are practically obligated to stop in for a pint at the Bull and Finch bar before posing for a photo in front of its façade, made famous in the 80s as the face of the bar on the sitcom Cheers.
There is no Happy Hour in Boston, but that doesn’t stop the endless array of neighborhood watering holes from enticing with great food and drink specials, so those heading out into the Boston nightlife can easily start with a few cheap pints.
If shopping is on the radar, shoppers can peruse the high-end designer boutiques on chic Newbury Street, or check out the handmade goods and farmers’ market fare at the SoWa Market on Sundays, perfect for finding both an outfit for a night out and the ingredients for homemade clam chowder.
Bar / Bowling Alley