Boston Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Boston

The best time to visit Boston is from June to October. 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, baseball games and 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. If winter is too cold for you but summer and autumn's hotel rates fall outside your budget, try visiting at the start of the spring season.

Weather in Boston

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Average Temperature (°F)
35.8
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Average Precipitation (in)
3.36
3.25
4.32
3.74
3.49
3.68
3.43
3.35
3.44
3.94
3.99
3.78
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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June-October

Boston's New England location means you'll enjoy pretty temperate summers. Average highs hover in the 70s, though temperatures will occasionally creep into the 80s. But this is also one of the most expensive times to visit, as hordes of tourists partake in baseball games, outdoor concerts and festivals. In the fall, average daytime temperatures will range between the low 60s and low 70s. You'll find fewer tourists, but hotel rates will remain relatively high until November. If you're a foodie, consider visiting during this time since several culinary events fill the calendar.

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November-February

Once wintertime rolls around, expect plenty of snow and average temperatures to sit between the 20s and 50s. 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 – averages sit in the 30- to 60-degree range. 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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Popular Times to Visit Boston

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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