Mattapan is a popular place to visit in Boston as some of the city’s star attractions are within easy driving distance. Two sights that should be on every visitor’s itinerary is the fabulous Franklin Park Zoo and the iconic Arnold Arboretum. Two other popular spots you’ll find close by Mattapan are the Larz Anderson Auto Museum and the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum.
Pay a visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Common and Copley Place in central Boston.
Mattapan offers some interesting museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that make great places to visit. There are many excellent destinations to take the family for a couple of hours including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Mapparium and the Boston Children's Museum. Experience local and touring artists performing live at the House of Blues Boston, the Boston Opera House and Charles Playhouse.
Get active in nature while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. To breathe in the fresh air of a little nature visit Columbus Park. Stretch your legs and drive out to a local beach, such as the Back Bay Fens.
Visitors looking for interesting places to visit in and around the Mattapan area should go and see Copley Square, the John Hancock Tower and Kenmore Square. See some sacred places such as the Trinity Church Boston, the Old South Church and the United First Parish Church in Quincy. Relax in the calm atmosphere and gain an appreciation of the impotence of faith in Mattapan.
For some retail therapy, browse the South Shore Plaza in Braintree and the Shops at Prudential Center.
Take your family to the mountains around Boston and enjoy the snow-based activities at the Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton.
While you are in the Mattapan area, don’t miss the Boston Red Sox baseball team in summer go into battle at Fenway Park. When there is no game scheduled, sports enthusiasts can still head to the stadium for a backstage tour.
At the end of a busy day taking in the sights around Mattapan, get a good nights sleep in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston and the Sheraton Boston Hotel are just three of the many great places to stay around here.