Top 5 Things to Do in Boston This July
1. See Fireworks and Music During the 4th of July!
The 4th of July is a great day to celebrate your American pride. Boston offers a bunch of free events that allow all Americans to celebrate their independence! You can spend your day riding around the Charles River just enjoying the smell of freedom on a bike, or you can walk the freedom trail during the day and go to the Boston POPS concert that begins at 8:00pm and is followed by fireworks at 10:00pm.
2. Family Movies at the Hatch Shell
At 8:15 on Fridays in late July and August, the Hatch Shell on Boston’s Esplanade will be showing family movies for free. A great place to have a date night and picnic with your family and friends while the kids can soak in the outdoors and watch beloved family films like Mary Poppins Returns, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Bumblebee. Find out more here.
3. Shakespeare on the Common
You can spend a night watching a free performance of Shakespeare on the Common! This year, they’re running Cymbeline, which “chronicles the fates of King Cymbeline his family through a journey of deception, intrigue and separation.
Join his daughter Imogen, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved heroines, as she is swept into a nearly mythic realm of mistaken identities, twists and turns, and the all-consuming quest for true love.” (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company)
Starting July 17, they’ll be playing Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM. The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is known to make plays enjoyable and accessible by putting on contemporary performances open to the public.
4. Boston Pizza Festival
What’s better than pizza? Unlimited pizza! The Boston Pizza Festival will take place on July 13th and 144th. A ticket to this event includes live music and unlimited pizza samples. Want to take kids to this event? Great, children 4-10 get a discount and children 3 and under get in for free! Sign up here.
5. Bike Boston!
Bike! On top of the history in Boston, there is a lot to see from the Charles River to the Arnold Arboretum or Fenway Park to the Old North Church. We are firmly of the opinion that Boston is best experienced, seen, and navigated by bicycle. With all the new bike lanes in Boston, biking is a safe, efficient, healthy, and cheap alternative to driving and walking.
And rather than drive into Boston and have to deal with expensive parking and annoying traffic, you can access any of the events above with a bike rental from Urban AdvenTours! Visit us to rent a bike or join us on tour!