Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Boston

Boston is an excellent place to visit for a long weekend, with diverse and exciting events always going on, it’s the perfect place to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend. The city comes alive with a variety of events and activities to commemorate the occasion with family-friendly options or entertainment for group getaways. The Boxer Boston’s downtown location and access to special events makes it a great choice for your weekend trip.

Flags for Military Heroes at Boston Common

Every Memorial Day weekend Boston commemorates the holiday with the Garden of Flags for Military Heroes at Boston Common. Boston’s oldest park, over 350 years old, will be filled with red, white, and blue on May 25 through the 29. The flags represent the Massachusetts service members who have lost their lives defending the United States and its freedom. While visiting Boston Common, there is also a public garden available for viewing. Take in the green space fresh from its springtime blooms away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Experience the Flavors of New England

Conveniently located in the lobby of The Boxer Boston, Bulfinch Social is a great choice when visiting Boston. Offering farm-to-table cuisine, you can only expect the best selection for your dining experience. Indulge in a luxurious breakfast, savor a delightful dinner, or sip on a cocktail at the bar in a chic yet cozy ambiance.

Calling all Music Lovers

Marking the unofficial beginning of summer, Boston kicks off Memorial Day Weekend with Boston Calling. This is a popular 3-day indie and pop rock music festival that takes place over the long weekend. Hosted at the Harvard Athletic Complex, 2023 promises to be the biggest festival yet! Musical guests include Noah Kahan, Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, Paramore, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and many more.  

Discover Boston’s Newest Social Hotspot

An integrative escape in the city, The Lawn on D is a fresh new way to explore the social scene in Boston. Opening its gates in May for the season, the Lawn on D features a 2.7-acre outdoor area filled with plenty of interactive and social activities to delight in. Events like pickleball, cornhole, and glow-in-the-dark swings, paired with food and drink options make it a great area to enjoy the warm weather.

Concert Venue Meets Winery

City Winery, an innovative blend of classic winery and modern music, is located just two blocks from The Boxer Boston. As an exclusive hotel partner of City Winery, our front desk would be more than happy to arrange a tour of this venue during your stay. As people come together to share exceptional food, remarkable live entertainment, and exquisite wine, this locale offers a unique experience for all this Memorial Day weekend.

Take a Stroll Around Historical Boston

Memorial Day weekend is an important celebration of our nation, but also a reminder of our history. The Freedom Trail is a collection of historic houses, cemeteries, and parks that tell a visual story of the American Revolution. Tours are led by guides in 18th-century costumes, making it an engaging activity for large groups and families. The Freedom Trail can be explored with or without a group, and is around two-and-a-half miles, taking 90 minutes to complete.

Visit Fenway Park

The most famous and oldest stadium in Major League Baseball is a must-see visit when exploring Boston. Home to the Boston Red Socks, Fenway Park has hosted the World Series ten times. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or simply love immersing yourself in Boston’s rich culture, don’t miss the opportunity to experience a game by considering a visit or purchasing tickets.