Summer is the time of planning lazy days off, family vacations, and filling weekends with activities. If you’re looking for a destination with lots to do and see, that offers good food, good people, and exciting places to visit, look no further than Revere, Massachusetts.
Revere is a warm and welcoming city just five miles from downtown Boston. It’s home to America’s first public beach, unique restaurants, a diverse culture, and is rich in American history. Whether you love to spend the day at the beach or exploring biking and hiking trails, Revere has a little of something for everyone.
As you plan your summer days and nights, here are five things you may want to check out this summer in Revere.
#1 – Revere Beach Activities and Festivals
This iconic stretch of beach is an absolute must-see if you are visiting the Boston area this summer. Not only does the three-mile-long beach give visitors an amazing view of Massachusetts Bay, but there is so much to do, see, and taste along the Revere boardwalk.
Revere Beach has a long history and was named the First Public Beach in the nation in 1896. It also has many traditions that you will want to plan your visit around. For instance, the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest held in July brings nearly thousands of people to our area to view professionally designed and created sand sculptures by artists from around the globe. It is one of the world’s largest sand sculpting events!
#2 – Taste The Culturally Diverse Foods of Revere
In addition to exploring the sand and shore at Revere Beach, we encourage visitors to taste the diverse foods along Shirley Avenue or Broadway. Here, visitors are met with a huge assortment of restaurants and shops that offer foods from around the world including traditional Spanish and Latin American cuisine, Mexican Street Foods, Italian, Chinese, Peruvian delights, Cajun, and the list goes on and on.
Taste foods from many different cultures and don’t forget the dessert and one of our many bakeries, pastry stores, or ice cream shops.
#3 – Northern Strand Community Trail
If hiking and biking are more your speed, try the Northern Strand Community Trail. This 10-mile rail-trail, meant for nonmotorized bikes, walkers, bird watchers, or outdoor enthusiasts, connects the cities of Everett, Lynn, Malden, Revere, and Saugus along the former line of the Boston & Maine railroad.
Also known as the “Bike to the Sea” trail, this rail-trail is unique in that it features amenities such as a community garden, art installations, and benches that overlook the beautiful great marshes of Revere.
#4 – The Track @ Suffolk Downs
Historic Suffolk Downs, once a former Thoroughbred race track, is undergoing a major transformation. The racetrack is now open to the public, where walkers and pet owners can get outside and enjoy the fresh air.
Enjoy a picnic, a walk with your dog, or just explore the area to get in some exercise. Suffolk Downs is open from dawn to dusk, weather permitting, and will be holding seasonal special events. Check out the schedule on Instagram @suffolkdowns or atsuffolkdowns.com.
#5 – Friday Farmer’s Market & Thursday Theater
Who doesn’t love a little alliteration! These two are some of our favorites.
Every Friday during summer and into the fall, Revere’s Farmers Market opens to the public. Located on the American Legion Lawn, the Friday Farmer’s Market offers not just fresh foods and locally grown produce, but also activities for children, live music, and even a Zoomba class.
Every Thursday in July and August the City of Revere hosts a free movie night on a large inflatable screen for all to see. The aptly named Thursday Theater on Revere Beach is fun for all ages and includes complimentary popcorn and cotton candy for the family! Check out the listing of movies at RevereRec.org.