Here are some ideas on how to enjoy a Boston Vacation or Boston Staycation in July:
Free Outdoor Movies + Concerts
Year after year, we love the free movies at the Hatch Shell (Friday Flicks). On July 21, 2023 they are showing Ferris Bueller at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Some years, Boston Harbor Hotel will show classic movies (and grab a 7:45pm dinner reservation at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille to get the best seat by the pier!) Early in the month, the Boston Pops host a special practice concert on July 3rd at 8pm at the Hatch Shell that’s a ton of fun, and you avoid all the crowds!
Take a Food Tour or Chocolate Tour with Off The Beaten Path Food Tours
We run our Food Tours and Chocolate Tours year-round and our friendly guides can’t want to meet you! Our Central Square Food Tour runs both weekends and weeknights. So check the Tour Calendar for something fun going on this week.
Dine Al Fresco or Gather Lunch At Various Farmers Markets
Here’s our list of the best Outdoor Dining in Boston. Want a picnic lunch instead? In all of the neighborhoods that we tour, there is a local farmers market. Check out this aggregator to find the Massachusetts Farmers Market near you!
Cheer on the Red Sox and sit near the Lone Red Seat!
Food and sports go hand in hand, we think you’ll agree. We are hoping to reopen our Fenway Food Tour which explores the best and most iconic eats in this historical neighborhood that’s now a foodie hotspot. Check out our post of our Favorite Boston Sports Bars, and catch the game after one of our tours this weekend.
Smell the Roses
In Brookline, MA you can rent a Bird electric scooter and scoot your way around the city. You can also rent an electric bicycle to help you up the hills in nearby Somerville. Some of our favorite places to walk around and enjoy nature include:
- The Fens
- Minuteman Bike Path – Somerville to Bedford, MA
- Jamaica Pond
- Boston College/Chestnut Hill Reservoir
- Fresh Pond in Cambridge, MA
- Charles River in Cambridge, MA (Sundays closed to vehicles)
Or if indoor sports are more your speed, check out:
- PKL pickleball bar in South Boston
- Puttshack indoor mini-golf in the Seaport
- BeachHouse indoor volleyball in Natick
Try A Bar Crawl with our Craft Breweries
Check out our blog post about our favorite craft breweries in Boston. There’s so much creativity in the Boston brew scene, from the label to the process/recipes to the names of the local bottles, these are truly labors of love. On our tours we often sample beer, and you can email us for specific recommendations if you want more recommendations.
Make It a Bubble Tea Date or Late Night Dessert
Check out our list of our Favorite Bubble Tea in Boston. From avocado shakes to unique frozen creations, you won’t want to miss these fun and inventive spots. Dessert more your thing? Our Chocolate Tours are a perfect adventure or check out our Most Indulgent Desserts in Boston.
Enjoy Music or Theater
Lift your spirits with a performance that wows. There are so many awesome music venues in Boston, from outdoor to indoor beats! Check out our list of our favorite music venues in Boston.
Plan a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party: A Food or Chocolate Tour!
It’s “wedding season” and our Food Tours and Chocolate Tours make perfect bachelor or bachelorette parties. We’ll create some special surprises at each stop. Contact us to find out more.
The Usual: Art Galleries, Restaurants, Historical Sites are all open
- Take photos in all of our most instagrammable places in Boston!
- And most instagrammable restaurants too!
Check out some of our other recs of things to do in Boston like this blog post on Off The Beaten Path Things To Do in Boston. Enjoy our city and explore all of its off the beaten path finds.
Our Food Tours and Chocolate Tours of interesting Boston neighborhoods are a can’t-miss July activity in Boston. So whether you’re a local or tourist, start practicing saying “wicked cool” and check our Tour Calendar for what’s going on this week.