Boston Things to Do

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  • 1. Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market

    A cornerstone of American philosophy is the "marketplace of ideas", treating opinions like goods and allowing the strongest win through open competition. So it seems fitting that the "cradle of...

  • 2. Fenway Park

    If you are interested in the history but not seeing a game, a trip down Yawkee Way is still great fun. There are reasonably priced tours available inside the ballpark as well. If you go when there is...

  • 3. Freedom Trail

    Follow the red brick line! The Freedom Trail is the most helpful tourist guide I've experienced in any city anywhere in the world. More cities need to copy this idea. Basically you can see pretty...

  • 4. Public Garden

    The smaller sister of the more famous Boston Common, the Public Garden is far more relaxing and beautiful. Where the Common is a largely unstructured space, the Public Garden is landscaped with flower...

  • 5. Beacon Hill & Charles Street

    Boston was once called Trimountaine after the three hills which dominated the peninsula. Beacon Hill was the highest of these, so named because of the beacon that was placed on its summit to warn the...

  • 6. USS Constitution - Charlestown Navy Yard

    In the movie Master and Commander the crew of Captain Jack Aubrey's ship are shocked to discover the ship they are chasing, the Archeron, was built in the famed dockyards of Boston. It meant their foe...

  • 7. Boston Common

    A cow pasture for much of its life, Boston Common is now the oldest park in America. The British then used it as a camp before they were turfed out by the Revolutionaries. It was also used for public...

  • 8. Harvard Square - Harvard University

    Harvard is well worth a visit. It`s in Cambridge and has its own atmosphere. You could think of the hard work being done by the serious looking students or the many famous people who studied here. We...

  • 9. Cheers

    Cheers - "where everybody knows your name". Or so the theme song used to go. My friend tried to get inside and found not only did nobody know his name at all, they wouldn't let him in. It was too...

  • 10. North End

    The north end got a real start for Italian influence around late 1800's when immigrants came to the town to help construct the new State House. They were masons, skilled in mosaic tile floor laying...

  • 11. New England Aquarium

    Among the best places to take kids in Boston is the New England Aquarium. The featured attraction is the brand new, giant fish tank, complete with spiral ramp all the way to the top so you can explore...

  • 12. Prudential Center

    We really enjoyed visiting the observatory and found it to be good value at about 12 dollars each. You travel up a high speed lift about 52 floors. The skywalk tour gives you great views of Boston....

  • 13. Downtown & Financial District

    The Customs House was originally built along the Boston waterfront as offices for customs inspectors, but after years of filling in the harbor to expand the city, it now sits several hundred yards...

  • 14. Granary Burying Ground

    The Granary Burying Ground is located on Tremont Street just behind the Park Street Church. Created in 1660 is holds some of Boston's (and the US) most famous patriots. I'd not had a chance to...

  • 15. Museum of Fine Arts

    If you haven't been to the MFA in a while, here's your excuse to go back. If you've never been, well..... that's pathetic! BUT we'll forgive you if you go check out the new American wing. You'll...

  • 16. Old North Church

    Whatever reason you may have for travelling to Boston you can't deny all the historical significance of this city. One of the best spots to find many historical sites is the city's oldest...

  • 17. Chinatown

    Boston's Chinatown is a great place to wander. The Paifang welcomes you into Chinatown. We walked under the arch and explored the sights and smells of Chinatown. There are so many shops, markets and...

  • 18. Harbor Cruises & Whale Watch Tours

    There are plenty of cruises you can take for seeing the Boston skyline, but if you want a quick and cheap alternative the MBTA has ferries running across the harbour that offer great views as well. I...

  • 19. Back Bay

    77 Rowe Street Auburndale, Mass 02466 617-213-8400 Free Tour of Finagle’s Bagel-Making Facilities Tour our facility and see the bagel dough being made fresh every day. Enjoy our self-guided tour...

  • 20. Copley Square

    Copley Place is usually a stop for us when we are in Boston. Both my wife and I enjoy a bit of retail therapy and this is a plce to get it done. This shopping center caters to more upscale stores and...

  • 21. Maparium - Christian Science Center

    Once I came here, I didn't want to leave. This place is beautiful. My friend, Tim, and I came here a few times during my last summer here. It was because of Tim that I was able to enjoy so many of...

  • 22. Duck Tours

    The "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. Your are first driven around Boston with a narrative tour of Boston's Historical sites. Then the "DUCK" goes into the...

  • 23. Bunker Hill

    Bunker Hill was at the end of the Freedom Trail. Having taken a stroll through the beautiful area of Charleston, we arrived at Bunker Hill site of the monument that commemorates the first major and...

  • 24. Seaport District

    If you have kids with you, Museum Wharf is a must. There you will find the Children's Museum and the Computer Museum. I had a hard time dragging my nephew away from the Children's Museum! Even if you...

  • 25. Holocaust Memorial

    The Boston Holocaust Memorial is a bit odd, in that it is a towering glass structure that appears to rise out of the middle of the city’s bureaucratic heart. Composed of six glass towers, the stones...

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