Savvy Boston Sightseeing = History, Tours, Museums, Exercise and Education

Boston is a large city that feels much smaller than it is. Maybe it's because it is easily walkable or because you'll find familiarity in the sites, be it from history books or media depictions. Either way you'll feel at home checking out Boston's 10best.

The Public Garden is a must any time of year, the landscape changes to reflect the seasons and offers visitors the chance to stroll, picnic, or take a whirl on the Swan Boats. Plus, the Public Garden offers some of the best photo opportunities Boston has to offer.

A trip to Castle Island Park combines history with outdoor fun (great for a walk, to enjoy the beach or let the kids loose at the playground).

If you are an animal lover, the Franklin Park Zoo has 100 years of rave reviews to entice you through its gates, and is one of the best stocked zoos around. 

Those seeking an interactive experience with a historical twist can be found at the Tea Party Ships and Museum where your guides will take you back to the night the tea was dumped in the Harbor and even have you try your hand at tossing tea.

But your one stop shop for seeing it all is the easy to follow Freedom Trail; taking you all around Boston with well marked stops at the most historical locations throughout the city. 



Harvard University is America's oldest University, Founded in 1636 it was named for its first patron, Reverend John Harvard. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds on take the free, guided historical tour of the campus and its most famous landmarks....  Read More



Part of the Emerald Necklace, famous for the loop of green space that circles the city, is the Franklin Park Zoo. You can spend the day roaming the grounds of the zoo and checking out the many species housed within. Kids will love the open...  Read More

Boston Public Library


The first public library in the United States, this Boston institution not only houses a wide variety of literary works (over 6 million), but also displays the creations of visual artists. Many works remain permanently in the library while...  Read More

Castle Island Park
Photo courtesy of Castle Island Park


Castle Island is a twenty two acre urban park located along the waterfront and home to Fort Independence. With many paths for walking, biking or running as well as a playground and beaches, Castle Island allows visitors to see a Boston...  Read More



Board a WWII-style amphibious landing vehicle, and get ready for a thrilling ride that's sure to make a splash. Children of all ages will love learning about Beantown from a knowledgeable "ConDUCKtor" who makes history quite comical with the...  Read More

Boston Public Garden


Take a leisurely stroll through the oldest botanical garden in the United States and get a feel for Boston's charm and grace. 1877 marks the start of the Garden's fame for the Swan Boats that float along the pond when the weather warms; a...  Read More



Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art...  Read More

Fenway Park


Boston fans are crazy about baseball. Ask many and they will claim it as their religion, and offer Fenway as their place of worship. The energy of the game is infectious and whether you are a Sox fan or routing for the opposing team, you'll find...  Read More

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Photo courtesy of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum


It was not just one night that led Patriots to take matters into their own hands to begin a fight for freedom, it was the continued lack of freedoms and representation that brought about the Tea Party and led to a full scale war. A visit to the...  Read More



The best way to see Boston. Starting at the Boston Common, but easily be picked up at any point along the way, the Freedom Trail offers historical insight into the city and its surroundings. Easy to hop on and off, the Freedom Trail weaves...  Read More


Meet Jessica Polizzotti

Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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