Boston's Best Attractions and Activities Offer Something for Everyone

Jessica Polizzotti

By , Local Expert, Boston
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Boston is home to historically significant sites, marvelous museums and unique outdoor adventures. Enjoy your stay by sampling a little bit of all the things that come together to create today's Boston.

The easiest way to see as many attractions as possible is to walk Boston's Freedom Trail. The famous red line that marks the path meanders along Boston's sidewalks as it takes you from site to site. Sixteen official sites line the Freedom Trail and include historically significant spots like Paul Revere House, Granary Burial Ground, Old South Meeting House and USS Constitution. Grab a map at the Boston Common before you set...  Read more »

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    Boston's Freedom Trail

    The Freedom Trail contains most of Boston's important historical sites making this built in city map the best way to easily see the most sites.

    Local Expert Tip: "The perfect way to explore the city at your own pace. See most sights while walking the red line."

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    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    The Museum of Fine Arts is home to a wonderful permanent collection as well as those that change, allowing every visit to be special.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Museum of Fine Arts offers many children's programs and ways for families to explore art while making it fun for all. "

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    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum brings the Tea Party to life and is a fun way to learn about history.

    Local Expert Tip: "This tour is best for those eight plus. Order tickets in advance to ensure you get the time you want."

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    Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Boston Symphony Orchestra performances are ideal fro those seeking a transformative musical experience; the...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Purchase tickets in the center or on balconies for the best views. "

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    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a historically significant "mall" featuring an eclectic mix of shops,...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Take your time while strolling through and stop to enjoy the variety of street performers who bring Faneuil Hall to life."

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    Fenway Park

    Fenway Park is the oldest major league ball-field in operation, and a historical landmark making it a must see Boston attraction.

    Local Expert Tip: "Tickets can be hard to come by, seek them out well in advance."

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    Institute of Contemporary Art

    The Institute of Contemporary Art offers the modern art aficionado the opportunity to see great work as...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Play-dates are offered monthly and feature focused crafts for kids and free admission for families."

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    New England Aquarium

    The New England Aquarium is a waterside perch for sea life exploration. Tanks filled with common, rare and exotic ocean life makes for great viewing.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Aquarium is small and gets crowded. The first hour they are open, as well as late in the day allows the easiest access."

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    Boston Mini Speedboats

    Boston Mini Speed Boats combines an exhilarating ride with popular landmarks ensuring you have fun seeing many popular Boston area sites.

    Local Expert Tip: "No need to fight of the wheel, you can switch drivers halfway through the tour."

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    Boston Public Garden

    The beauty of the Boston Public Garden changes with the seasons, enjoy rides on Swan Boats, checking out the landscape or the perfect picnic setting.

    Local Expert Tip: "Ideally located in the heart of Boston so that you can integrate a visit to the Public Garden with other sightseeing in the same day (the Boston Common perhaps)."



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