Do Summer Like a Boston Local

There’s nothing quite like a Boston summer. The city comes to life thanks to outdoor events, stunning weather, and local culture. The sun-filled days make it hard for locals to stay indoors, and with so much going on, who can blame them? If you’re planning a trip to Boston, and you want to experience it like a local, we’ve got you covered. To get a taste of the local experience, here are seven things to add to your Boston itinerary this summer.

Explore the Shops in the Seaport District

Experience the best of Boston’s shopping scene in the Seaport District. From high-end boutiques to local artisanal shops, the Seaport has something for everyone who is looking for a little retail therapy. There are plenty of hidden gems to explore, like innovative pop-up shops and the unique local goods at Boston Public Market. With so many shopping options in one spot, the Seaport is the perfect destination to score some local treats to take back home.

Get a Lobster Roll from Yankee Lobster

No trip to Boston is complete without indulging in a classic New England staple—the lobster roll. When it comes to the best of the best, Yankee Lobster in South Boston is a must-visit destination. Located just a stone’s throw away from the scenic waterfront, Yankee Lobster has been serving up some of the freshest and most delicious seafood in Boston for over 65 years. Seafood lovers will certainly not be disappointed, as their menu features everything from the must-try lobster roll to decadent seafood platters. 

Take Your Pup to Polkadog Bakery

Give your pup the chance to get into vacation mode too with a special visit to Polkadog Bakery. They make all-natural, handcrafted treats for your pet, with everything from dehydrated cod skin chews to grain-free biscuits. Give your dog a special treat, and take the opportunity to mingle with other pet owners in the area. Plus, if you’re looking for a pet-friendly place to stay with your pup, look no further than The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection.

Bike around the Emerald Necklace

The Emerald Necklace is a stunning network of parks and green spaces that winds through Boston and its surrounding suburbs. The best way to explore this beautiful landscape is on two wheels. The best way to get a hold of a bike to rent is through Bluebikes—the City of Boston’s public transport bike program. They have more than 4,000 bikes and 400 stations, so seeing the city by bike comes easily. Ride along the shaded paths, through gardens, and around ponds for a bit of scenic summer exercise.

Go to a Concert at the Hatch Shell

If you’re looking for an outdoor venue that’s perfect for music, look no further than the Hatch Shell. This renowned amphitheater is situated on the banks of the Charles River, making it the ultimate spot for a summer night out. The Boston Pops Orchestra puts on an incredible free concert here every Fourth of July, while the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra also make regular appearances. So grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy some of Boston’s most prized music experiences under the stars.

Get Rooftop Drinks at the Lookout Rooftop and Bar

Take in some of the best views in Boston at The Envoy’s Lookout Rooftop. It’s the perfect place to take in the city skyline and Boston Harbor while sipping craft cocktails and enjoying a taco or two. It’s perfectly laid out with cozy firepits and strong heaters for the occasional, chilly evening. We can’t think of a better place to spend a night in the city.

Catch an Outdoor Movie

One of the best ways to enjoy a summer evening in Boston is to catch a movie under the stars. From free public screenings to outdoor movie festivals, the city offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy film classics in the great outdoors. You can find a list of all the summer screenings here. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and settle in for a night of entertainment with friends and family. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic film or a recent blockbuster, Boston’s outdoor movie scene has something for everyone. So grab some snacks and get ready for a cinematic adventure in the fresh air!

Boston is a great place to be during the summer, and locals know how to make the most of it. From exploring the Seaport District to biking along the Emerald Necklace, there’s something for everyone. To top of this Boston getaway, be sure to make The Envoy your home away from home as you take in everything the city has to offer.