5 Things to do in the Seaport District During the Summer

Jun 06, 2022

Summer in Seaport

Are you enjoying the taste of warmer weather, and excited for summer to finally arrive? Maybe you’ve already been dreaming about summer vacations, wondering where to go. Don’t miss out on visiting Boston! From sports games to fine dining to historic sites, Boston has everything you need for an adventurous summer. 


The Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport District can help make your trip to Boston a success. Located in the Seaport District, you’ll have easy access to numerous must-see places. We’ll even help you get a jump start on your vacation itinerary with these five things to do in Seaport and the Boston area. 


  1. Canoe or Kayak with Paddle Boston

Boston is home to beautiful waters including the iconic Charles River. Give the whole family an outing with Paddle Boston. Whether you want to take a guided tour or just rent a boat, take off from their Boston location in the Allston/Brighton neighborhood and paddle down the Charles’ nine-mile stretch. You’ll have a view of local colleges (Harvard, M.I.T., and B.U.), the Esplanade, and the gorgeous Boston skyline. After your trip, you can refuel in their picnic area or stop by a nearby restaurant. 


  1. Castle Island

Combine your interest in history and recreation by visiting Castle Island. Close to the Seaport District, you’ll be able to make a day trip out of it with family or friends. Tour Fort Independence or take part in a variety of activities that include biking, educational programs, fishing, or running. Explore trails around the island including the Castle Island Loop or Pleasure Bay Loop. If you’re looking for a more relaxed adventure, catch some rays on a nearby beach on Castle Island. And when you need a bite, stop by Sullivan’s, the quintessential New England seafood shack.


  1. Taiyaki NYC 

Nothing beats the summer heat like ice cream. Just steps from The Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport District, enjoy Taiyaki NYC. Known for their legendary fish-shaped ice cream cones, these delicious and colorful desserts will satisfy your taste buds. Stop by during the week or try out their souffle pancakes available only on Saturdays and Sundays. 


  1. Boston’s Hatch Shell

Built in 1928 and famous for its inlaid wood lining the interior, Boston’s Hatch Shell is a jewel you can’t miss. Take a short walk to the Esplanade from the Seaport District and join a free summer show. Apart from the fantastic Boston Pops Independence Day Concert on July 4th, Boston’s Hatch Shell features events from movies to festivals. Bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy the show!


  1. Trillium 

Experience a fresh beer on tap in Boston at one of its many breweries including the nationally recognized Trillium. Have a relaxed morning at the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport District and spend an afternoon at Trillium’s bustling Seaport Fort Point location. Their family-friendly space has food and beverages available for everyone. Check out their roof deck as well for a fantastic view of the Seaport District.


A Summer to Remember


We hope you can make it to Boston this upcoming 2022 summer. The activities and events in Seaport and the Boston area are never in short supply. 


While exploring Beantown, stay in our amazing hotel in Boston. The Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport District can’t wait to serve as your oasis for refreshment and rest. Book your stay with us today