Best Boston Summer Activities
Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air. Luckily, there are tons of summer activities in Boston for seniors of any age. And, best of all, some may even offer exclusive perks for seniors!
From walking tours to boat rides, museum exhibits to live music; there’s something for someone at any age. Stay young at heart and explore this historic city with any of the exciting attractions Boston has to offer.
Boston DUCK Tour
Check out the Boston DUCK Tour, which offers rides on a refurbished World War II amphibious landing vehicle. The drive begins on the streets and then turns into a leisurely float trip in the Charles River.
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.
This activity does offer senior discounts as well as wheelchair accessibility. Check out the Boston DUCK Tour’s website or give them a call at 617-267-3825.
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. Take a bite out of history and enjoy the luxurious atmosphere the restaurant has to offer.
Call 617-227-8600 or visit the Omni Hotels and Resorts website for more information.
Fenway Park Tour
Are you really a Bostonian if you haven’t taken a trip to America’s most beloved ballpark? 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 make sure you get that senior discount! For questions, visit the Boston Redsox’s website or call 617-226-6666.
Old Town Trolley Tours
If taking a tour in an old military vehicle isn’t your style, consider a trolley instead. Unlike other tours in the city, Old Town Trolley stops at hotels in addition to all the must-sees like Faneuil Hall, the U.S.S. Constitution, and upper Newbury Street.
Check Old Town Trolley Tour’s website or call 617-269-7010.
Boston Public Library
The summer heat can make enjoying summer activities in Boston a little difficult. So get out of the heat inside the Boston Public Library. Take part 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.
Throughout the week, you’ll find free Author Talk Series, as well as live music in Concerts in the Courtyard. Enjoy jazz, classical, and folk music, all free and available for the public.
For more information, visit the Boston Public Library’s website or call 617-536-5400.
Day or night, you’re sure to 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’s website or call 888-266-1200 for information about tickets and customer service.
Museum of Fine Arts
Even if art isn’t your thing, there has to be at least one piece in the museum’s 45,000-piece collection that you enjoy. Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts carries an assortment of works from a wide range of subjects, so there’s always something new to see.
The museum does offer senior discounts and is wheelchair accessible. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts’s website or call 617-267-9300.
Perhaps one of the most meaningful summer activities in Boston is the Memoir Projects.
This program is a collaborative effort between the city and the Grub Street Writers to teach seniors how to write their memoirs. Seniors have a wealth of stories, knowledge, and advise that often goes unheard.
Not only that, but Memoir Projects also features read-aloud sessions from local seniors around Boston. Visit the city of Boston’s official website to learn how to be a part of this important effort, or call 617-635-4366.
Stay Young At Heart
No matter where your interests lie, there’s something for everyone at any age in Boston. So start planning your summer and make it a goal 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 of summer activities in Boston.
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