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Things to do in Boston

It’s hard to run out of things to do in Boston. With so many historic sites, parks, performance venues, museums, shops, and restaurants to visit, we promise you’ll have no trouble filling up your itinerary. History buffs (and anyone wishing to take a stroll through the city streets) won’t want to miss the Freedom Trail. The 2.5 mile-long walk is dotted with 16 historically significant sights including: Boston Common (America’s oldest public park), Old State House, Faneuil Hall, the site of the Boston Massacre, and Paul Revere House.

Sports fans will also have plenty to see. Catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, or head over to TD Garden if you want to watch the Boston Bruins or Boston Celtics play. In the mood for some college sports? Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University have some top-tier athletic games going on year-round. If you’re a patron of the arts, then get tickets to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Also make sure to check out the Theater District in the south of Boston Common. After a show, experience the city’s nightlife. Boylston Street has plenty of exciting bars, as does the city’s Financial District, which sits right on the Boston Inner Harbor. If you like what you’re drinking, then take a guided tour of one of Boston’s Breweries, like Samuel Adams or Harpoon Brewery.

  • 28 Degrees

    Blueberry basil, lemongrass, blue cheese, elderflower grapefruit: with drink flavors like these, it’s easy to grasp what 28 Degrees is all about – ... More
  • A Matter of Face

    Although tiny, A Matter of Face is the place to go for cosmetics and skincare in Boston’s North End. The boutique is filled with products for both ... More
  • Acquire

    Mirroring its eclectic North End location, this quirky boutique is owned by interior design guru and former National Geographic TV producer Nikki D... More
  • Black Ink

    Crammed with “unexpected necessities,” the flagship Black Ink store has unique and quirky gifts for any age. While the Beacon Hill storefront start... More
  • Bobby From Boston

    Along an alley in South End sits Bobby From Boston, a vintage store owned by Bobby Garnett, who hand-selects men's and women's clothing from as ear... More
  • Boston Children's Museum

    With three levels of hands-on exhibits, the Boston Children's Museum offers a day of fun and education for little ones. Aiming to help children und... More
  • Brendan Behan Pub

    From the dark wood paneling to the massive beer selection (draught and bottled), Behan's is an authentic Irish pub, so it should come as no surpris... More
  • B-Side Lounge

    This kitschy, retro faux-dive, where a giant model airplane hangs from the antique tin ceiling, is hugely popular with post-college hipsters and ot... More
  • Captain Marden’s Seafoods

    Now a local institution, this family-owned fishmonger shop was originally founded by Master Mariner Captain Roy Wilfred Marden in 1945. Today, the ... More
  • Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    The only Le Corbusier-built structure in the United States, the Carpenter Center stands in stark contrast to its more staid neighbors on Harvard ... More
  • Casa di Stile

    Since 2007, boutique co-owners Allison Levangie and Lesley Carvalho have been playing matchmaker - setting up women with the perfect oh-so-chic top... More
  • Christian Science Center

    On the southern fringe of Boston's Back Bay resides one of the city’s most beautiful open spaces. A tranquil, 700-foot-long reflecting pool stretch... More
  • Christina's

    Easily recognizable by its lavender-colored façade, Christina’s is a popular spot for homemade ice cream. Located in Inman Square between Harvard a... More

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