Free Boston Museums

Free Museums in Boston

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This post lists and describes the various free museums in Boston, including pay-what-you-wish museums and locations that offer free days. We also note those that are either family-friendly or open late or included in tourist passes.




This section will list all of the museums that offer free admission whenever they are open. While most of the following locations are open 7 days a week, others have limited availability. Read more »

Things to Do at Night in Boston

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This post covers things to do at night in Boston, including a top 10 list as well as sections on free and family-friendly nighttime activities. We also cover restaurants, museums, and attractions that are open late. 




The following section will cover our top ten things to do in Boston after the sun goes down.  Read more »

Symphony Hall Boston

Symphony Hall in Boston (and How to Tour for Free!)

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Symphony Hall BostonSymphony Hall is one of the country’s premier concert halls and it’s a beautiful Boston landmark. It is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and if your budget and time allows, we highly recommend attending a concert. Symphony Hall was built in 1900 as one of the first auditoriums to be designed with acoustics in mind and is still one of the best sounding venues in the world.

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Things to Do with Kids in Boston

What to Do with Kids in Boston

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This post covers things to do with kids in Boston, including free options, nighttime activities as well as places to eat. This post is intended for tourists and visitors and is updated for 2019.




In the following section, we will cover our top ten things to do with kids in Boston. We’ll be sure to make a note whenever any of these activities are fun after the sun goes down, free to enjoy or good ideas for older kids.

You can also find more family-friendly attractions and events on our list of things to do in Boston. Read more »

What is the Weather in Boston in June

What is the Weather in Boston in June?

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This post is an overview of the June weather in Boston, with tips on how to dress and things to do to help make the most of your trip.



Spring turns into summer during June and is a perfect time to visit this historic city.

Afternoon high temperatures continue to warm from the lower 70s F (21 C to 22 C) early in June to near 80 F (26 C to 27 C) by the month’s end.

Average Temperatures in June in Boston

On average, about 3 afternoons this month, most likely during the second half, will experience high temperatures of 90 F (32 C) or more.

The record high temperature recorded in Boston during June was 100 F (38 C).

Late night and early morning low temperatures also warm from the mid-50s F (13 C to 14 C) early in the month into the mid-60s F (17 C to 18 C) by the end of the month.

A few of the cooler mornings, especially early in June, can be a bit chilly, dipping down into the upper 40s F (9 C to 10 C).


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Skies tend to be sunny or at least partly sunny on average on 17 days this month with the latter part of the month likely to be somewhat sunnier than the earlier days.

How much sun and rain in June in Boston

About 10-11 days will record some rainfall; however, only about 2 days this month generally record rainfalls of 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) or more.

June also offers ample daylight for exploring Boston with more than 15 hours of daylight each day throughout the month.


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June starts out Spring-like but ends up more Summer-like.

You might need a sweater or light windbreaker for the cooler days early in June but are more likely to need summer attire, especially during the second half of the month.


What to Wear in June in Boston


Bring an umbrella for the occasional rainy day and don’t forget some good walking shoes.


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Below are 10 top things to do in June in Boston.

Be sure to read our full post on what to do in Boston in June, which includes free things to do, night and family-friendly activities and attractions, as well as our definitive post on the best things to do in Boston.

And if you are planning on visiting many of Boston’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

  1. Walk the Freedom Trail
  2. Go to a Red Sox Game
  3. See a Concert
  4. Celebrate Juneteenth
  5. Go to an Arts Festival
  6. See a movie in the park
  7. Enjoy a Music Festival
  8. Summer Solstice Celebrations
  9. Celebrate Father’s Day
  10. Grab a Bite at a Food Festival

Be sure to check out all the top things to do in June in our main post.


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Top 5 Things to Do in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day | March 17, 2019

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Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and many people in Boston are Irish every day, so there is a big St. Paddy’s Day celebration in the Hub.  If you’re not sure what to do or where to go, we’ve got you covered!  Just watch out for Leprechauns and don’t drink too much Guinness.

Things To Do in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day

1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade through Southie

One of Boston’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day traditions is the Parade through Southie.  That’s South Boston to you.  Because March 17 is a Sunday this year, many of the events are happening over the weekend, and the Parade is on Sunday March 18. 

It begins at 1pm at the Broadway T Stop, continues down Broadway and around to Andrews Square and ends there.  Best bet is to stake out a spot on Broadway and enjoy!

2. Listen to Irish Music

There are plenty of places to enjoy Irish Music on St Patrick’s Day, and the weekend before, but one of the best is at the House of Blues, Boston’s own Irish punk band, the Dropkick Murphys take a break from their busy touring schedule every year to play before the home crowd. 

Their St. Patrick’s Day shows are always wild and a lot of fun.  Check out tickets.

3. Irish Cultural Center of New England

Take your family to the Irish Cultural Center of New England Plenty of Irish dance, music, food and more, there is something for everyone.  The Center is located at 200 New Boston Drive Canton, MA 02021,

4. Explore the Boston Irish Heritage Trail

Get your Irish history on by walking the Boston Irish Heritage Trail. It’s about 3 miles, all the way through downtown and other parts of the city.  Its totally self guided, starting in the North End at the Rose Kennedy Rose Garden and ending at Fenway Park.  You can pick up a route map at the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is at both the Boston Common and the Prudential Center.  We also have a list and map of the Irish Sites on the Freedom Trail.

5. Have a Pint!

And of course, there are so many Irish pubs to chose from to enjoy your celebratory pint(s) of Guinness.  Here are some of the best, oldest, and most interesting.

  • The Green Dragon – One of the oldest bars in Boston.  Supposedly Paul Revere enjoyed a few here.  11 Marshall St., downtown Boston
  • The Eire Pub – A workingman’s pub, not too far from the parade route.  396 Adams St, in Dorchester
  • James’s Gate – Named after the original Guinness factory in Dublin, this is the best place to get a Guinness in Boston, 5 McBride St, Jamaica Plain
  • The Plough and Stars – Small narrow and filled with literary types.  The magazine Ploughshares was created here.  912 Mass Ave Cambridge
  • Grafton Street – Mix traditional with modern at this Cambridge bar.  1230 Mass Ave Cambridge

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Free Things to Do in Boston

What to Do in Boston for Free

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There are a lot of great things to see and do in Boston that won’t cost you a dime. This post will cover some of the most interesting and fun activities you can enjoy for free. 




This section will include our top ten free things to do in Boston.

Whenever possible, we will mention if any of these activities are either family-friendly or fun after the sun goes down.

If you’re interested in learning more about the city, consider taking one of our free Boston walking tours.

You may also want to consider getting a Boston tourist pass to save money on some of the most popular attractions in the city.

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