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.
The only Le Corbusier-built structure in the United States, the Carpenter Center stands in stark contrast to its more staid neighbors on Harvard Yard in Cambridge.
This clubby, sophisticated hotel bar is a singles hot spot—and Boston's best place to sample artisanal cocktails.
Every Friday and Saturday night, the second story of Om Restaurant in Harvard Square transforms into RhumBar, a weekend-only event featuring 23 varieties of rum and nonstop dancing.
Although relatively small in size, this waterfront community is also Boston’s oldest and most storied residential area, as it was first settled back in the 1630's and is home to historic structures such as the Old North Church (1723) and Paul Revere House (1680). During the first few decades on t
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this waterway—which separates South Boston from downtown—was surrounded by scores of busy warehouses, where leather goods were manufactured, wool was stored, and beer was bottled.
Whether you’re short, tall, curvy or skinny, in-jean-ius has the right denim to fit your body. The North End boutique stocks more than 30 brands of designer jeans, including Joe’s Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, Rock & Republic, Chip & Pepper, and Sacred Blue.
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 stretches out across Christian Science Plaza, which is home to two churches. Completed in 1894 by architect Franklin I.
This kitschy, retro faux-dive, where a giant model airplane hangs from the antique tin ceiling, is hugely popular with post-college hipsters and others who appreciate excellent vintage cocktails.
Cherry almond biscotti, pistachio butter cookies, raspberry macaroons, German chocolate gelato: with such a menu, it’s easy to understand why Mike’s Pastry is one of the most popular places to indulge in Boston’s North End.
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 understand the world around them, the museum features exhibits on everything from science to culture to the arts.
The home field of the Boston Red Sox is a vivid throwback to the golden era of baseball.
Named after the Dutch word for "alluring," Lekker is a home furnishings store owned by entrepreneur Natalie van Dijk Carpenter, who worked in the house wares industry in Amsterdam, Paris, and New York before establishing this shop in Boston's South End.
Located in the SOWA (south of Washington) area of the South End, Michelle Willey's boutique sells modern home accessories and furnishings. The scientist-turned-entrepreneur chooses high-quality items that are unique but practical enough for everyday use.
As the tallest building in Boston, the John Hancock Tower is hard to miss. Designed by Henry N.