Jun 27, 2017

Boston Tours, Shopping and Attractions Guide

What to do in Boston

From walking in the steps of the Founding Fathers on the Freedom Trail to contemplating the newest installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, you’re bound to learn something from or have your perspective broadened by Boston’s array of cultural activities. The city’s museums, both small and large, offer deep collections, and the artistic performances of groups like the Boston Symphony (BSO) and Boston Ballet are must-sees, especially if you’re in town at the holidays. The other area in which Boston shines is its green spaces—from the little tucked-away parks of the North End, to the Frog Pond on the Boston Common, to the Arnold Arboretum and the Forest Hills Cemetery, there are so many spots to create an outdoor memory, all without leaving the city!

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Boston Athenaeum Beacon Hill

Literary and history buffs will want to visit the Boston Athenaeum (open since 1807, current location since 1849), one of the oldest libraries in the United States. The interior is...

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Boston Childrenís Museum South Boston

Boston Childrenís Museum provides hundreds of hands-on opportunities for kids to engage with and learn about science and art, as well as topics like diversity and global warming. T...

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Boston Common Frog Pond Downtown

The Frog Pond, with its whimsical frog statues and nearby playground, provides a wading and spray pool in summer and a skating rink in winter. The Common is Bostonís common ground ...

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Boston Duck Tours Downtown

If youíve been in Boston for a day, youíve seen them: strange amphibious street vehicles filled with people who yell ďQuackĒ at you. These are the Boston Duck Tours, and they are a...

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Chinatown Market Tours Boston Chinatown

By the same company that does the better-known North End Market Tours, the Chinatown tours are an accessible introduction to a neighborhood many tourists (and locals!) find overwhe...

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Cooking classes at Stir South End

Perhaps all this dining out in Boston, particularly at those Chef Barbara Lynch restaurants, has inspired you to achieve greater culinary heights when you return home. In that case...

Faneuil Hall Downtown

Faneuil Hall has been Bostonís market and meeting place for 250 years. The first floor hold shops and the second floor, as it has since the 1740s, is used for public meetings. Surr...

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Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox Fenway/ Kenmore

The oldest Major League ballpark in America is ready to welcome you for either a game or a tour. The tour is worthwhile, but the atmosphere of a home game is not to be missed, so d...

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Ghosts & Gravestones Boston Frightseeing Tour Downtown

Four hundred years of creepy stories and untimely deaths feed into the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour. Each tour stops at two of these historic graveyards: Coppís Hill Burying Ground ...

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Institute of Contemporary Art South Boston

Seeing the new 2006 building alone is worth the visit to the Institute of Contemporary Art, a dramatic glass structure sitting right on the waterfront. The ICA presents modern art ...

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Fenway/ Kenmore

Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) first opened her home to the public in 1903, and the permanent collection you view today is much as it was in her lifetime. The home is now thr...

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Fenway/ Kenmore

Opened on Americaís hundredth birthday, July 4, 1876, the Museum of Fine Arts remains Bostonís premiere museum, with a collection ranging from Egyptian mummies to global textile ar...

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New England Aquarium Downtown

Bostonís history is so wrapped up in the ocean and maritime exploration, itís no wonder itís also home to a leading aquarium dedicated to protecting Earthís oceans (running the Liv...

Newbury Street Back Bay

Newbury Street is Bostonís upscale shopping and people-watching venue, nestled amid the brownstones of Back Bay. Burberry, Vera Wang, BCBG, Louis Boston, and Madura all sit on the ...

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North End Market Tours Boston North End

A great way to explore the North End, Bostonís Italian neighborhood, is to take a North End Market Tour. These three-hour walking tours take you in and out of bakeries, a salumeria...

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TD Banknorth Garden West End

The Garden is where youíll head to see the Bruins, Celtics, or many big-name pop shows. The venue is less than 20 years old, featuring three restaurants, 90 executive suites, and 1...

The Arnold Arboretum Jamaica Plain

The Arnold Arboretum is 265 acres in the heart of Jamaica Plain, leased to Harvard for a thousand years in 1882. (Anyone will tell you, renting in Boston is intense.) Itís the olde...

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The Boston Ballet Downtown

Under the artistic direction of Mikko Nissinen, the Boston Ballet presents the classic story ballets as well as choreography of contemporaries. The company has recently relocated t...

The Charlestown Navy Yard and the USS Constitution Charlestown

The Charlestown Navy Yard was commissioned to actively build warships from 1800 until 1974, and its most famous tenant was the ship the USS Constitution, Old Ironsides herself, who...

The Freedom Trail Downtown

The Freedom Trail is a sixteen-stop route of about 2 Ĺ miles walking that encompasses the major local sites of the American Revolution. The stops include churches, former private h...

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