Boston

Boston Travel Guide

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.

Iggy's, a brick storefront sandwiched between a lumber supply warehouse and a fire station in Cambridge's industrial area, supplies many of the city’s restaurants and coffee shops with bread and pastries.

Founded in 1630 as the colonial village of Newtowne, Cambridge's thronged central square today is filled with chain stores and roving students—not exactly the cauldron of American intellectual life that it was in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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.

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.

Located beneath the Boston Center for the Arts, the Beehive is an award-winning restaurant and music lounge hosting live performances every night of the week.

Located in the back section of Michelle Willey's exclusive design boutique in the South End, Vessels Gallery specializes in ceramic arts.

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.

Offering an environmentally friendly way to travel around the city, PlanetTran is an auto service that uses an all-hybrid fleet of vehicles.