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Best Times to Visit Boston

The best time to visit Boston is from June to November. Mild fall weather makes touring around on foot a joy. And even though summer brings in swarms of tourists and expensive hotel rates, the sidewalk cafes, the baseball games and the outdoor concerts make it worth a trip. Winter is chilly, so pack a warm coat and a pair of boots if you decide to see Beantown sprinkled (or immersed) with snow. Another incentive: you might catch a great deal on a hotel.

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June-November

Just far north enough, Boston enjoys pretty temperate summers. Average high temperatures hover in the 80s. But this is also the most expensive time to visit, as hordes of tourists partake in baseball games, outdoor concerts and the mild temperatures. In the fall, temperatures drop to highs in the 60s and 70s, but you'll find fewer tourists and the contagious energy of back-to-school Harvard students.

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December-February

The wintertime sees average temperatures ranging from the 20s to 40s, and this East Coast city also sees a lot of snow. If you travel this time of year, pack warm clothes. On the bright side, there are fewer tourists to elbow by on the Freedom Trail, as well as some deals on accommodations.

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March-May

Springtime is beautiful in Boston, and yet the temperatures are just bearable — in the 30 to 60 degree range, March through May. But wearing layers — and the knowledge that you scored a decent deal on your hotel — will go a long way to making you feel warm and toasty.

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