Things to do in Boston

It’s hard to run out of things to do in Boston. A walk on the historic Freedom Trail could be the perfect way to kick off an adventure here, since af... Read More

It’s hard to run out of things to do in Boston. A walk on the historic Freedom Trail could be the perfect way to kick off an adventure here, since afterwards, you can move on to a range of top-notch art museums, like the Institute of Contemporary Art, or see the glass flowers at Harvard, take a boat trip out on Boston Harbor, or merely stroll the Harborwalk.

With so many historic sites, parks, performance venues, museums, shops, and restaurants to visit, you’ll have no trouble filling up your itinerary, from the Paul S. Russell Museum to the Mapparium or South End Open Market. If all that touring has you begging for a break, a visit to the Grand Ten Distilling company is one of the most fun things to do in Boston.

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    Arts Emerson

    With three distinct performance spaces (including a stunning 1930s movie palace), ArtsEmerson presents a veritable hive of cultural offerings, including... Read More

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    Boston Harbor Islands

    Spread across the Boston Harbor like an elaborate diadem, the Boston Harbor Islands offer up the oldest lighthouse in the United States, a venerable... Read More

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    Boston Public Libary Art Tour

    When it opened in 1895, the main branch of the Boston Public Library was heralded as a veritable cornucopia of decorative and visual arts. Today you can... Read More

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    Boston Public Market

    Opened in 2015, this year-round public market finds chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and sellers of heirloom vegetables in close proximity from Wednesday... Read More

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    Grand Ten Distilling

    Fermenting, macerating, and other liquor-making processes come to life with a a tour at Dorchester’s own Grand Ten Distilling. As part of the deal, you... Read More

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    Harborwalk

    Boston is a stellar walking town, and the Harborwalk is the perfect way to get close to the water. From the North End to South Boston, travelers can... Read More

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    JFK Presidential Museum & Library

    Looking out onto Dorchester Bay, the JFK Presidential Museum & Library offers a place for meditation and exploration of the life of President Kennedy.... Read More

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    Mapparium

    There’s only one place in the world to be surrounded by dozens of elaborate glass panels depicting the political geography of the world as it appeared... Read More

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    Museum of Fine Arts

    Within these neoclassical walls, art-lovers can move through 10 millennia of artistic masterworks, ranging from Etruscan pottery to prints by Roy... Read More

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    Otis House

    This Federal-era masterpiece by celebrated architect Charles Bulfinch is often overlooked by folks rushing off to other destinations, so slow down, step... Read More

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    Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Mass General

    Standing in the shadow of the Massachusetts General Hospital, this attractive building houses exhibits that explore the “firsts” associated with the... Read More

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    South End Open Market

    Stretching out three blocks along Harrison Avenue in the South End, the market brings together a dozen or so food trucks, dozens of local artisans, and... Read More

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    The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

    Housed within a dramatic Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed structure designed that hangs ever so gently over Boston Harbor, the ICA is a stellar place... Read More

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