Boston is steeped in historic sites and national pastimes. The Boston Harbor heavily influences the city’s food scene and nightlife. Modern scholars, scientists, and philosophers at Boston’s universities and colleges continue to shape Boston’s attractions and culture.
Boston’s narrow streets and brick buildings give its neighborhoods a distinct European air. Follow in the footsteps of revolutionaries on Freedom Trail, or explore a fort on Castle Island.
Bostonians are passionate about their sports teams. Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, one of the best things to do in Boston is catch a game at Fenway Park.
The Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Granary Burying Ground, and King’s Chapel Burying Ground make a perfect field trip of Boston’s historic district.
When in Boston, eat as much seafood as possible. Visit the fish-centered Seaport District for local specialties accompanied by spectacular harbor views. Trendy fusion restaurants draw contemporary cuisine to the city.
The city has a wealth of museums, ranging from The Museum of Fine Arts to the Boston Fire Museum. The bookish will enjoy Boston Public Library’s archives.
Boston’s biggest annual event is the Boston Marathon. For those who prefer the path less taken, miles of trails through Boston’s parks make for beautiful running routes.
Harvard Square features stores, dining options, and entertainment in the heart of Cambridge. Newbury Street is convenient for shopaholics on a time crunch, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace teems with delicious food and one-of-a-kind stores.
Feel the wind in your sails with a jaunt around the Boston Harbor or the Charles River Basin, or rent a bike and cycle down the Charles River Bike Path.