History around every corner, and so much more! Boston’s rich art, music and dance institutions, theater and cultural attractions, distinguished dining and nightlife venues, world-class shopping and championship sports teams attract millions of visitors each year. The city’s downtown neighborhoods, each with its own personality, offer endless unique experiences and its proximity to other must-see sites all around New England make it one of the country’s most diverse and exciting locales.
The Freedom Trail: Take this red brick road and cover
two-and-a-half centuries of America's most significant past. Reconnect with 16
historical sites during the course of two or three hours, and check out many
other things to do in Boston also found along the Freedom Trail.
Boston Common & Public Garden: The starting point of the Freedom
Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country with almost 50 acres in
size. The Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America.
Admire the rich and unusual plants, the Lagoon, the monuments and fountains,
and the Swan Boats floating peacefully by on the middle pond.
Fenway Park: “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”
is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. See the home of Red Sox legends and
sit atop the world famous Green Monster which stands 37 feet high overlooking
left field. Grab a ticket to a game, take a public tour, or just walk around
the outside while exploring the city.
Explore Cambridge: Home to two of the most prestigious universities in the
country, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
Cambridge is worth the trip across the Charles River. With its stunning
architecture and incredible diversity of restaurants and shopping attractions,
Cambridge attracts a mix of students, locals and sightseers. Check out one of
the many coffee shops or take a stroll through the historic Harvard Yard. Cambridge
is also home to many museums including the Harvard Art Museums, Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology and the MIT Museum just to name a few.
Boston Public Library: Established in 1848, the Boston
Public Library was the first large free municipal library in the United States.
The Boston Public Library holds several first edition folios by William
Shakespeare, original music scores from Mozart to Prokofiev’s “Peter and the
Wolf,” and the personal library of President John Adams.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace: Built in 1742, Faneuil Hall was home to
merchants, fishermen and meat and produce sellers. These days customers
enjoy unique, locally loved, and nationally recognized shops while indulging in
the worldwide cuisine at numerous restaurants.
Boston Public Market: The Boston Public Market opened in
2015 and features pushcart vendors and a new indoor, year-round 28,000 SF
Public Market, with 45 permanent vendors and an exterior market, which can
accommodate up to 20 additional vendors on the plaza outside. The Kitchen at
Boston Public Market is a 3,200 square feet of space offering chef
demonstrations, cooking classes, and year-round programming showcasing
regionally sourced food.
Newbury Street: Indulge in retail therapy along one
of Boston's most enchanting streets. Newbury Street is famous for its chic and
fashionable stores as well as world-class restaurants lining its eight blocks.