4/5 - Good
Verified travelerOct 13, 2019
Very walkable city. Many food selections. Friendly people. Very busy!
Boston, a thriving modern city, has nearly 400 years of history. Walk along the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) red brick Freedom Trail to see 16 important historic sites.
Boston Common, a park established in 1634, is a good place to start touring. Ride a swan boat in the adjacent Boston Public Garden and look for famous statues of a mother duck and eight ducklings.
Head north for shopping and fresh seafood at Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The hall, topped with an iconic grasshopper weathervane, held early town meetings where dissent against the British led to revolution. See the Paul Revere House, home of the patriot who famously rode to Lexington in 1775, warning that the British were coming.
Near the north end of the trail is the Bunker Hill Monument, commemorating the first American Revolution battle. Just east near the Charlestown Navy Yard, climb aboard the USS Constitution, or Old Ironsides, which survived a famous War of 1812 battle.
Boston’s cultural sites are historic as well. In the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, opened in 1876, examine works from ancient Egypt to contemporary eras. Once a vaudeville house, the Boston Opera House now hosts operas, ballets, touring musicals and lectures.
Harvard University in Cambridge just west of Boston is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Wander through Harvard Yard, visit several museums and watch rowers train on the Charles River.
Join the crowd at Fenway Park and see baseball home runs foiled by the massive Green Monster wall along left field. For over 100 years, loyal Red Sox fans have cheered on their team, win or lose.
In the midst of Boston’s historic environment are modern sites. Blue skies reflect in the glass plates of the John Hancock Tower near Copley Square. Gaze over the city from the observation deck of the Prudential Building. See the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge beautifully illuminated at night and ride an amphibious duck boat to see the city by land and water.
Museums, Historical Buildings and Universities
Catch a game or take a tour at one of America’s most historic and beloved ballparks.
The oldest public park in the United States has been the stage for centuries of drama. These days it’s the perfect place to unwind.
With a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a popular shopping spot in Boston, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Amble around this vibrant area's college campus or experience its fascinating museums.
Explore treasures from ancient times to the masterpieces of tomorrow at this eclectic museum.
USS Constitution Museum is a top museum in Boston with a story of its own. Experience the fascinating museums or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.
In this horticultural wonder, ride an iconic swan boat, pay respects to North America’s very first tulip bed or simply lie back and watch as the world floats past.
Get around town on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour, visit Boston favourite New England Aquarium, or explore a haunted past at the Salem Witch Museum. Access over 40 of Boston-area's must-see attractions and save on admission with your Go Boston All-Inclusive pass.
Explore Boston's colonial past and thriving modern side with a hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Take advantage of discounted admission at area attractions, see the city at your own pace with unlimited rides, and enjoy a flexible route that features 18 stops throughout town.
Immerse yourself in the marine world at the New England Aquarium. Explore more than 70 exhibits, including the Science of Sharks, Penguin Colony, and Giant Ocean Tank. Spot color-changing cuttlefish, leisurely sea turtles, and mustachioed fur seals.
Live it up Boston-style and journey back to the one of the most significant turning points in American history. Visit restored ships and throw tea into the Boston Harbor at this historic and awe-inspiring attraction.
Spend a day exploring the quaint fishing towns, coastal scenes, and world-class shops and eateries of Martha’s Vineyard. Hassle-free roundtrip transportation and an easy ferry ride across the water make this the perfect way to experience a day on the island.
Make your trip easier by booking a shuttle to Seaport, Boston. Just book your shuttle and pay in advance, and show your ticket to your driver.
Verified travelerOct 13, 2019
Historical city and would love to come visit longer. We came to visit the Fall Foilage in New England. Definitely will return longer.
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