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.
Chef Rachel Klein gets a lot of attention for her global cuisine in the second-floor restaurant, but mixologist Jon Ross's herbal-infused cocktails in the downstairs lounge are equally impressive.
Formerly a traditional Irish pub, Dbar is now a restaurant and nightclub offering a combination of New American cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and late night dance parties.
On a mission to make a better, more flavorful American beer, Jim Koch created Samuel Adams Boston Lager in the mid-80's using his great-great grandfather’s recipe. Today, the small craft brewery makes more than 30 different beer styles.
Foodies love this gourmet shop for its huge selection of French jams, Tuscan honeys, and Asian teas—but cheeses are the main draw.
Five decades of travel experience have made Robert Malmberg’s Boston-based agency one of the nation’s best. A member of the elite Signature Travel Network, Malmberg Travel offers professional, personalized service and extra perks like hard-to-book hotel rooms and exclusive private tours.
Located in the back section of Michelle Willey's exclusive design boutique in the South End, Vessels Gallery specializes in ceramic arts.
Hearty platters of falafel and hummus gave this Central Square club its name, but it’s the wide variety of live music that’s made its reputation.
This well-hidden, subterranean spot in the Seaport District lacks any sort of signage, but visitors willing to search for it are rewarded with classic American comfort food, creative cocktails, and Sinatra-inspired swing dancing.
The Museum: The museum known as MOBA will never be mistaken for its acronymically similarly New York cousin, MoMA, or the Museum of Modern Art.
The name doesn’t lie: this chic women’s shop is the place to find a perfect party dress—as well as comfortable but stylish T-shirts. Beautiful pieces by hard-to-find designers, such as Vanessa Bruno and Lyell, fill the racks in the muted pink showroom.
This small, five-year-old company promotes carbon-neutral activities and donates five percent of each trip’s revenues to local communities. T+L Trip pick South Africa Fair-Trade Safari.
With the help of their team of industry experts, chef Barbara Lynch and wine director Cat Silirie run this demonstration kitchen with the goal of offering enriching, educational events like special wine dinners, cooking demonstrations, and dinners with visiting chefs.
Located in the South End, this contemporary art gallery is the creation of founders Camilo Alvarez, a New York City transplant, and Alexandra Cherubini, a Boston native.
A rotating cast of top turntablists spins an ever-changing mix of hip-hop, rare groove, and mellow electronica in this ironically tiny space.