Boston

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.

A rotating cast of top turntablists spins an ever-changing mix of hip-hop, rare groove, and mellow electronica in this ironically tiny space.

Inspired by the cocktail bars of the 1950’s and 60’s, Noir invites patrons to sit back on sleek leather couches and sip martinis in the dim glow of oval-shaped pendant lights.

Overseas Adventure Travel was founded in 1978 by former schoolteacher Judi Wineland, who was inspired to enter the industry after a trip to Africa.

Completed in October of 2008, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway occupies space that was vacated when the elevated Central Artery roadways were moved underground.

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 early as the 1920s to fill the two-room warehouse.

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 men and women, ranging from colorful makeup to shaving products to essential oils.

Located in Harvard Square, this 125-seat performance venue has been hosting some of the best live folk and acoustic musicians since 1958.

Rock anthem lyrics scrawled across the ceiling and cocktail tables decorated with the familiar faces of celebrity rockers set the stage at this music-themed club.

It’s fitting that AARP and Grand Circle Travel share the same founder, Ethel Andrus, since Grand Circle Travel specializes in arranging easy-paced vacation packages for those over 50 to such destinations as the Black Sea, the fjords of Norway, and Costa Rica’s Tortuguero National Park.

People began settling Boston’s North End in 1630's, making it the city's oldest residential area.

Just a 10-minute walk from Quincy Market, this appropriately acclaimed showcase of sea life sits on Central Wharf overlooking Boston Harbor.

Owners Beth Ann Hoyos and Lorrinda Cerrutti have created a juxtaposition of old and new at The Velvet Fly. The North End boutique offers a selection of one-of-kind clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, and gifts not found anywhere else.

Neil Morris brings over 30 years of fragrance designing experience and a passion for creating unique scents to his Massachusetts Avenue store, Neil Morris Fragrances.

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.