Summer

Fenway Park - Boston SummerSummer in Boston offers a plethora of activities and attractions making it a prime city for families. The city comes alive with vibrant festivals, open-air markets, and lush parks perfect for picnics and leisurely strolls. Families can explore the historic Freedom Trail, take a relaxing boat ride on the Charles River, or visit the renowned New England Aquarium. For sports enthusiasts, catching a Red Sox game at Fenway Park is a must. The city’s diverse culinary scene, featuring everything from food trucks to fine dining, ensures that there is something to delight every palate. With its rich blend of history, culture, and recreational opportunities, Boston in the summer is an ideal spot for family fun and adventure.

Summer resources on Boston Moms are equally robust. Our team of contributors showcase the best beaches, outdoor pools, and splash pads in the Boston area. Whether you are looking to relax by the water’s edge or seeking thrilling amusement park or water activities for the kids, our comprehensive guides have got you covered. Additionally, we provide important safety tips for sun protection, including recommended sunscreens for both adults and kids to ensure everyone stays safe under the sun.

Boston Moms also provides insights into Boston area summer camps, providing details on various programs that cater to different interests and age groups, ensuring that your child has an unforgettable experience filled with learning and fun. We also highlight popular nearby summer getaway spots and Bostons best waterfront restaurants, as well as family-friendly summer bucket list activities that fill the warm days with fun and excitement, making your summer days full of joyous memories.

Boston Moms is committed to honoring diversity, dignity, and justice. We are proud to share some of the many Boston-area Juneteenth events that celebrate hope, independence, and achievement! Southeast Juneteenth Coalition Month-Long Celebration of Black Art June 8 :: Fall River  June...
Planning a beach day with young children can be overwhelming — the timing, the parking, the packing, etc. But, as a mom of five kids living near many beaches, I’m here to tell you that once you’ve got a...
York Beach is the premier New England beach experience. York, Maine, offers tons of family fun, great food and drinks, and excellent beaches, not to mention the plentiful options in nearby Kittery and Ogunquit. Only about an hour north...
As you dive into summer planning, let me steer you toward one of my favorite family trips — an unforgettable getaway on Nantucket Island. This gem offers a perfect mix of upscale beaches, delectable dining, and endless outdoor adventures...
One of the best things about living in New England is having amazing access to all types of camping. Prefer a cabin or glamping? Want to set up your campsite near your car? There's a campground for that! Here...
Summer in Boston is BUSY, and we've rounded up our top must-do, must-see, must-go events and things to do with kids in Boston this month to make it easy on you!
One of the joys of moving to a home with outdoor space — especially when you have young children — is setting up the backyard with the perfect play structures. A swing set is a classic and a staple...
My husband and I both grew up in homes without air conditioning. When we look back on our childhood, we remember window fans and cold showers and hearty New England living cooling our homes. Sure, there were a few...
Summer isn't complete without a trip to the farm to pick your own blueberries! It's time to pack up the family and head out on your very own blueberry picking adventure! Boston Moms Blog has compiled a list of local pick-your-own blueberry farms. Whether you bake a blueberry pie, whip up some blueberry pancakes, or pop the berries into your mouth right off the bush, we know you'll enjoy this delicious taste of summer!
If your children are anything like mine, they’ve been enjoying summer day camps since they were old enough to attend. And chances are, they will also be eager to try a sleepaway camp at some point! It’s not for...
Do you want to be the fun mom who packs the summer with adventures and goals? Do you have lots of great ideas but find yourself lacking motivation when our Boston summer finally rolls around? Does a summer bucket...
Happy summer! No matter the weather, it’s always sunscreen season. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You should wear SPF every day. Every. Day. Even when the sun isn’t shining, UV rays are coming through and...
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