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Boston Attractions

If you’re looking for things to do in Boston you may have a hard time creating a short list for the Massachusetts capital. Considering the rich history and delicious food in Beantown there is plenty to do here any time of year. People journey to this New England destination to take in a baseball game at famed Fenway Park visit the Bunker Hill Monument

and nosh at the original Cheers™. If you’re not sure where to start Boston tours are a good way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time.

Areas & Neighborhoods

Boston has developed a variety of neighborhoods each with its own vibe. It doesn’t matter if you’re a history buff or look forward to reading in a park Boston has an area to feed your interests.

Beacon Hill — Make a stop in Beacon Hill for a taste of Boston’s finest architecture. This historic neighborhood is brimming with traditional brick buildings and row houses. While you’re here walk past many historical homes include places once owned by writers Robert Frost and Sylvia Plath.

South End — Called Southie by locals this Boston neighborhood is near downtown and Back Bay. It also happens to host many of the most fun things to do in Boston with a bounty of restaurants and shops on Tremont and Washington Streets.

North End — In this part of Boston things to do include visits to historical sites and authentic Italian restaurants; this is also the neighborhood where locals can be found rooting for a bocce game at the courts on Commercial Street or sipping coffee at a local café.

What to See in Boston

Boston museums aim to attract every type of traveler including history buffs and art lovers. The Boston Fire Museum Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and the Commonwealth Museum are all open to the public. If art and culture are up your alley put the Boston Symphony Orchestra on your itinerary or take in an opera. The Athens of America is also home to plenty of theater including the Cutler Majestic Theatre and Calderwood Pavilion.

Things to Do & Attractions in Boston

When you’re ready to get a bit more active in The Walking City you will find plenty to do in Boston. Whether you are traveling with the family or on a journey with your friends you can keep just about any pace. Stop in at the Boston Children’s Museum to play and learn with kids of all ages and then take a stroll by The Paul Revere House in north Boston. Have some adult fun by taking a Samuel Adams® brewery tour or go ice skating in Boston Common during the winter months. Things to do in Boston MA are ever-changing with new attractions and restaurants popping up all the time. One thing is sure: You won’t leave town without wanting to come back.


Where to stay in Boston

Downtown Boston

The heart of America’s revolutionary history lies in the center of this city. Uncover the story of the nation and enjoy excellent arts and dining venues.



Home to two of the most prestigious universities in the U.S., Cambridge has a distinguished feel, with fine dining, museums and riverside strolls among its charms. 



From the Baldwin Mansion to the Winn Memorial Library, see nearly every New England architectural style in this historic town north of Boston.



Shop in the popular malls or explore the natural beauty of several community parks in one of Middlesex County’s most delightful suburbs.


Back Bay

Parisian boulevards and elegant brownstones conjure a truly romantic atmosphere, perfect for strolling and window shopping.



Stroll through beautiful university campuses and learn about the Industrial Revolution in one of Middlesex County’s most charming towns.

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