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There are many Boston summer activities available for people of every age. Some may even offer exclusive discounts for seniors! So keep reading for fun ways to enjoy the season.

Updated February 22, 2023

Boston Summer Activities For Seniors

When the weather warms up, it’s time to leave the house and enjoy some much-needed fresh air. Luckily, there are tons of Boston summer activities for people of every age. Best of all, some may even offer exclusive perks for seniors.

Boston Summer Activities

From walking tours to boat rides to museum exhibits to live music, there’s something to do for everyone. So get out and explore this historic city with these enjoyable Boston summer activities for seniors!

1. Memoir Projects

The Memoir Project is a meaningful Boston summer activity for seniors. Seniors have many stories, knowledge, and advice that often go unheard. This program, a collaborative effort between the city and the Grub Street Writers, teaches seniors how to write their memoirs.

Not only that, but Memoir Projects also features read-aloud sessions from local seniors around Boston. Visit the Age Strong Commission to learn how to participate in this significant effort.

2. Boston DUCK Tour

The Boston DUCK Tour offers rides on a refurbished World War II amphibious landing vehicle. The drive begins on the streets and turns into a leisurely float trip in the Charles River. This activity does offer senior discounts as well as wheelchair accessibility.

Tours depart from the Museum of Science, Prudential Center, and the New England Aquarium. Along the way, seniors can learn about the Massachusetts State House, Boston Common, Beacon Hill, King’s Chapel, and other historic sites.

3. Fenway Park Tour

Are you a Bostonian if you have yet to visit America’s most beloved ballpark? So take a trip back in time and relive the golden years of Boston baseball on this informative tour.

It is a 50-minute walk, but there are accommodations for wheelchairs. This tour is first come, first serve, so get there early and ensure you get that senior discount! For questions, visit the Boston Redsox.

4. Old Town Trolley Tours

Unlike other tours in the city, Old Town Trolley stops at hotels in addition to all the must-sees like Faneuil Hall, the USS Constitution, and upper Newbury Street. Check Old Town Trolley Tours.

5. Boston Public Library

The heat can make it hard to enjoy the Boston summer. So get out of the sun and inside the Boston Public Library! You can participate in one of their free architectural highlight tours and stay cool while learning something new.

Relax for a while near the beautiful fountain courtyard in the center of the general library, or check out any of the library’s events. You’ll find free Author Talk Series and live music in Concerts in the Courtyard throughout the week. Enjoy jazz, classical, and folk music, all free and available for the public. For more information, visit the Boston Public Library.

6. Symphony Hall

Day or night, you’ll find something going on at Symphony Hall. While the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Pops are out of town in July and August, seniors can enjoy discounted seats while watching rehearsals. Visit Boston Symphony Orchestra for ticket information and customer service.

7. Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts carries an assortment of works from a wide range of subjects, so there’s always something new to see. Even if art isn’t your thing, at least one thing in the museum’s 45,000-piece collection should catch your eye. The museum does offer senior discounts and is wheelchair accessible. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts for details.

8. Parker's Restaurant

Take a bite out of history and enjoy the restaurant’s luxurious atmosphere! Located just a few feet from the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, the Boston Common, and the Government Center “T” stop, Omni Parker House is the home of Parker’s Restaurant and the first Boston cream pie. Visit Omni Hotels and Resorts for more information.

MeetCaregivers Can Help You Enjoy More Boston Summer Activities

No matter your interests, there’s something for everyone at any age in Boston. So start planning your summer and aim to learn something new about your city. After all, the joy of discovery can happen at any age.

Even if you struggle with mobility, you don’t have to miss out on any Boston summer activities. If you want to get out but need a little help, call 1 (888) 541-1136 or find a caregiver today. We can help match you with a caregiver who will help you with various needs, from transportation to grocery shopping. So keep your independence, but don’t hesitate to ask for help. We’re here for you!

For more resources, check out our Blog.

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  • Independent Traveler. (2017, June 19). Seniors In Motion: 3 Days in Boston. Seniors in Motion: 3 Days in Boston. Retrieved May 22, 2019, from

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