Top 10 Things to Do This Summer

From new restaurants and bars to the season's hottest festivals and events, discover Boston's top 10 summer experiences.

Updated: May 06, 2007

The Top 10

Colonnade Hotel

120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Luxury rooms and the city's only rooftop pool make for an enticing local getaway.

Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston

40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142

Escape to Cambridge to enjoy a room with picturesque river views and access to a sunny indoor pool.

El Pelon Taqueria

2197 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, MA 02135

Park it at a sunny patio table in the Fenway and plow through a plate of authentic tacos.


50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115

Beat the heat by spending an afternoon bowling, shooting pool and drinking fruity tropical drinks.

Bacco Ristorante & Bar

107 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113

Grab a window seat, dine on upscale Italian fare and gawk at the North End's steady stream of foot traffic.

Finz Seafood Restaurant

76 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970

Escape the city and head towards Salem's Pickering Wharf, where cool sea breezes and fresh seafood await.

J.P. Licks

352 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

Swipe a scoop of creamy vanilla-hazelnut ice cream and take a stroll down colorful Newbury Street.

Bella Skin

1349 Centre St 2nd Fl, Newton, MA 02459

Shed that winter fur and look great on the beach by enduring a waxing session.

Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215

The city comes to a full stop when Dice-K's on the mound or Papi's at the plate.

Bartley's Burger Cottage

1246 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Grab a sidewalk table, tuck into the city's best burger and watch all the Harvard Square foot traffic stroll by.

More Boston Summer Favorites

Mass Bay Lines

60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Marina Bay Beach Club

314 Victory Rd, Quincy, MA 02170


500 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

La Verdad

1 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215

Wagamama Faneuil Hall

250 Quincy Market Bldg, Boston, MA 02109