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.

The first museum built in Boston in more than a century, the Institute of Contemporary Art opened in Fort Point in 2006. The museum houses a performing arts theater, education and workshop facilities, and a generous amount of gallery space.

After one taste of this little market’s enormous bocadillos (traditional Spanish sandwiches), patrons are likely to be grabbing ingredients off the store’s shelves in order to recreate the dish at home.

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.

The home field of the Boston Red Sox is a vivid throwback to the golden era of baseball.

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.

With an ever-changing inventory of tops, scarves, handmade jewelry, vases, candles, cookbooks, and Italian leather handbags, Shake the Tree has customers scrambling through their date books to find a reason to go gift-hunting at this eclectic North End boutique.

Crammed with “unexpected necessities,” the flagship Black Ink store has unique and quirky gifts for any age.

This Harvard Square bookstore has sparked countless travel dreams and plans. Now located in a bright, spacious store, the Globe's vast selection of guidebooks and maps covers far-flung regions throughout the world.

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.

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.

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.

To say the decor in the Oak Bar is elaborate is an understatement. Dark wood paneling and a marble bar are complimented by an ornate ceiling, and the sleek furniture is an inviting place to relax with friends or close a business deal.

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