The GetUp Crew

The GetUp Crew

The GetUp Crew

BOSTON, MA - April 13: Gina Latham aka FlowrBomb paints a mural during the Mayors Block Party in Downtown Crossing on April 13, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

Summertime is finally here, and that means getting out into the steamy heat and sunshine. Of course, we’ll go to the beach or the pool. Yes, we’ll hang out with family and friends for barbecues. And we’ll also check out patio and rooftop dining. But what if we’re looking for something new, fresh, and different to do this summer. It’s time to work on that Boston Bucket List, and add some Unique Summer Experiences to it.

If you’re looking for some traditional Boston things to do, here are Trip Advisor’s Top Picks in Boston.

  1. A Tour of Historic Fenway Park, America’s Most Beloved Ballpark by Fenway Park
  2. Martha’s Vineyard Daytrip from Boston by New England Trips
  3. Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran by Boston Harbor Cruises
  4. Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston by Hub Town Tours
  5. Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops by Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston
  6. Boston Freedom Trail Daily Walking Tour by Boston Night Tour
  7. Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour by Ghosts and Gravestones
  8. Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution by Boston Harbor Cruises
  9. 1.5 or 2-Hour Boston Harbor Sightseeing Cruise Aboard a Classic Tall Ship by Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships
  10.  Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour by The Hahvahd Tour

So those are some of the Boston favs that people love when coming to Boston. And even if you’ve lived in or around Boston your whole life, I’m sure there are things on that list that you haven’t done yet. So if you haven’t, you can get started on that list.

But if you’re looking for something a little different to try. Maybe something that not everyone knows about yet. Or something you want to brag to your friends about and introduce them to. Enjoy!


  • Discover Incredible Street Art

    There is so much incredible street art around the city. I’ve gone on a couple different street art tours, and have pulled over on the side of the road to check out some breathtaking murals. Here are a couple pieces I’m obsessed with by artists Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs, and GoFive.

    Artist ProBlak stands in front of his mural of a gilr blowing bubbles wearing a Roxbury jersey dress, and white high top sneakers with red wings.

    Boston artist Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs stands in front of his “Breathe Life 2” mural at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School.

    Mural of legendary Boston activist Mel King with his fist under his chin and a red cardinal on his shoulder. In the bottom right is the artist GoFive.

    Artist GoFive stands in front of his mural of Boston politician, community organizer, and educator Mel King who passed away in March 2023.

    Here’s a link to some of the places you can go to check out some incredible Boston street art.

    13 murals around Boston 🎨

    Take an artsy adventure around the city to locate these murals.

  • Mystery Picnics

    This looks fun! It’s described as a self-guided foodie adventure. You use your phone to solve clues and riddles that take you to local artisans to collect picnic ingredients. You end at a picnic spot to enjoy your food.


  • Pasta Making Class

    Having experienced this class myself, I can honestly tell you that it’s one of the most fun things I’ve done in a very long time. Chef Jason is an incredible instructor and storyteller. You Can check out my write up about it, 7 Important Lessons I Learned About Life, While Making Pasta From Scratch.

    Classes & Events - Dave's Fresh Pasta

    We pride ourselves on always bringing creative and innovative flavors when it comes to our ravioli fillings and our sauces. There are times however, when you crave the classics! In this class we will be handcrafting ravioli dough from scratch. Rolling it out on old-world style hand crank machines.

  • Moonlight Canoe Trip

    If you love being on the water, this is for you. On the Moonlight Canoe Trip, an experienced guide will take you and about 10 people on a 3-hour paddle tour. You’ll also pull over for a little picnic too.

  • Key To Amaze - VR Experiences

    If you’re into virtual reality experiences, this is for you. Key to Amaze is Boston’s first Virtual Reality Gaming Lounge, featuring untethered free roam Virtual Reality adventures. Looks like fun for a group of friends, pre-wedding party, or any other group activity.

  • Wedding Ring Design Session

    Getting married and looking for some unique and special wedding rings? Why not design them! Minter & Richter Designs store is closed to the public while you go in and design your ring. Check out their website so you can get an idea of the types of rings they make and their pricing. The Airbnb fee doesn’t include the price of the rings. 

  • Take a Chinatown Food Tour

    This 3-hour tour is a mix of history, food, and fun. From Boston Chinatown Tours: “Tours include culture, history, and food tastings. I place current challenges in a historical context, and share secrets of Chin Park’s architecture and plantings. We’ll visit a mural or two. We may say hello to my favorite fruit vendor when he’s on Beach St. and see what’s sweet. We stop into a traditional herbalist’s shop. And no visit to Chinatown would be complete without a visit to a Chinese grocery. We end our tour sharing dim sum, learning how and what to order, etiquette and more.”

  • Channel your inner Katniss

    No it’s not the Hunger Games (thank goodness), but it’s sure to have you feeling like Katniss. Archery Games Boston is described as “dodgeball, but swap out the balls for bows & foam-tipped arrows.” Each session is 75-minutes long and starts with 25 minutes of training before you’re led to an arena (maybe it is the Hunger Games), for 50 minutes of gameplay.

    Combat Archery | Archery Games Boston | Chelsea

    Visit Boston's #1 Combat Archery facility! Book Public & Private Games online, learn more about the game and contact us with your questions.

  • Volunteer

    Young man and woman cleaning up a yard and putting debris in a large garbage bag

    Volunteers work to clean trash from a salt marsh in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on April 22, 2023. – Volunteers, city employees, state officials and city officials, worked with environmental group, GreenRoots, to clear as much trash as they could from areas all over Chelsea and East Boston on Earth Day.


    Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves, is to do something for others. There are so many ways you can help other people as a volunteer. Passionate about books? Volunteer at your public library. Are you a theater geek? Donate some time to your local community theater. Wherever your passion lies, there’s definitely an opportunity to help. Need help finding one? Check out the link below for websites that can help you find your match.

    The 10 Best Websites to Find Volunteer Work and Opportunities

    Volunteer work and opportunities have never been easier to find! Here are the best websites to find volunteer work and invest your time.

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