Long defined by its historical significance and lively bar culture, Boston is home to a fantastic selection of restaurants, boutiques and events that demonstrate the multifaceted nature of this city. As summer approaches, outdoor markets will line the streets, offering a wide variety of food, unique trinkets and hand-made clothing. We’ve compiled a list of ten outdoor markets to visit in some of greater Boston’s best neighborhoods.
This stylish new addition has already made a name for itself. The events change daily so be sure to check its schedule, but The Lawn on D is always fun to visit. During the daytime, the lawn is often filled with young children on the solar-powered swings or playing Ping-Pong, while adults listen to live music and eat from their favorite food trucks. At night you can catch films, beer tastings and concerts. No matter what time you go, the Lawn on D will be sure to provide the ideal summer atmosphere.
Located right next to the beautiful and vibrant Boston Harbor is The Greenway Open Market. Held every Saturday from 11am to 5pm through September, this market is filled with stands selling local art and crafts; peruse jewelry from Afghanistan, hand-knitted scarves and leather bags. This market is particularly child-friendly, with an on-site carousel and a fountain to run through during Boston’s hot summer days. Additionally, the market’s proximity to the North End, Faneuil Hall, and the aquarium means that a day’s worth of excitement is all within walking distance. This market is a great way to explore Boston while supporting local artists.
Although some may try to avoid it, if you are visiting Boston, you have to visit Faneuil Hall’s Quincy Market. Just from walking around you will hear the long A’s that define the Boston accent and see the bustling center that was constructed before the revolutionary war. It is touristy and crowded but full of music, beer, shops and food. You can buy all the Boston paraphernalia you please while touring historic monuments and seeing the oldest parts of the city.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market Street, Boston, MA, USA, +1 617 523 1300