What to Do in Boston by Day or Night

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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.

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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

    Lucas Likes: Beer Sports Rowdy Casual Anything goes Bar Flirty

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  2. Adriana

    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    Newbury Street - Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    SoWa Open Market - Market | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Boston.

    Artists / Barbeque

    Les Zygomates - Jazz Bar | Restaurant | Wine Bar in Boston.

    30s / 40s

    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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  3. Jonah

    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

    Harvard Square - Landmark | Outdoor Activity | Square in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    Charlie’s Kitchen - Beer Garden | Dive Bar | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in Boston.

    80s Music / Artists

    SoWa Open Market - Market | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Boston.

    Artists / Barbeque

    Jonah Likes: Live Music Eclectic Indie Alternative Non-mainstream Laid back Conversational Creative / Art / Music Types

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    Kings - Bar | Bowling Alley | Pool Hall | Restaurant in Boston.

    20s / 30s

    SoWa Open Market - Market | Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Boston.

    Artists / Barbeque

    Boston Esplanade - Live Music Venue | Outdoor Activity | Park in Boston.

    All Ages / All Types

    Emma Likes: Happy Hour Culture Dancing Lively Budget-friendly Sightseeing Party Groups

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