Memorial Day honors those who died in wars defending our country and our freedom. Memorial Day also marks the unofficial beginning of summer in Boston. For many people it means having a long week-end. Are you looking for things to do on Memorial day in Boston? We’ve got you covered!
1. Massachusetts Military Heroes Garden of Flags
Memorial Day was created to honor veterans that died serving in the military. What would be a best way to show your respect than visiting Boston Common’s Garden of Flags? Every year, the Massachusetts Military Heroes organization plants a Garden of Flags – 37,000 of them – in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common to commemorate each of the Massachusetts service members who have given his or her lives to defend the United States since the Revolutionary War. Flags will be put in place on Wednesday, May 20 starting at 1pm and remain through sundown on Monday, May 25.
2. Shop the Memorial Day sales
f you love to shop, don’t miss Boston’s Memorial Day Weekend deals. Because Boston’s summer really only lasts for about 2 months, summer things get put on deep discount sale by this week-end ! Looking fo the best places to shop in Boston? Take a look at our article.
3. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts
Why not visit one of Boston’s most notorious museum on this Memorial day? The Admission at the Museum of Fine Arts on Memorial Day is free from 10am – 4:45! Be careful though, it might be quite packed…
4. Head to the beach . . . in or near the city
It looks like Memorial day in Boston is going to be a sunny day. What a wonderful day to go to the beach! So throw your swimsuit and towel into a bag, put on some sunscreen, and check out beaches in Boston. If you’re committed to going to the Cape, avoid the traffic by taking the ferry to Provincetown from Boston.
5. Visit America’s first garden cemetery
Although Memorial Day started as a remembrance of those who died in military service, it is also an occasion for remembering others who have departed. The most beautiful spots in the Boston area for doing this is without a doubt Mount Auburn Cemetery. There you will find flowering trees and flowers, exquisite statuary and sculptures filling the 175 beautifully landscaped acres.