Boston has been ranked the top spot for best summer vacation by U.S. News and World Report, a leading authority on consumer advice.
The city also finished as the #3 spot globally and #5 for the best family summer vacations.
Boston’s lineup of annual summer events like North End feasts played a major role in the top ranking according to consumers.
Harborfest, Shakespeare on the Common, free concerts on the Esplanade, outdoor markets, movies under the stars were also considered on the vacation list.
“These extraordinary high marks and top ratings didn’t happen by accident,” said GBCVB CEO Patrick Moscaritolo. “This is the result of years of effort by Mayor Walsh, city agencies, the Bureau and our members to position Boston across the globe as a unique, cross-cultural and exciting destination for visitors.”
According to consumers, Boston captured the top spot for its exceptional blend of history, culture, outdoor recreation, culinary offerings, and world-class museums. Taking in games as historic Fenway Park, or cruising out on a whale watch, provide Boston visitors with unique destination experiences.
“Boston and the summer has something for everyone, al fresco dining, kayaking on the Charles, clambakes and camping on the Boston Harbor Islands, our diverse neighborhoods feature summer programming that is fun and interactive for all ages,” said Moscaritolo.