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Best things to do in Boston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“Famous and popular tourist attraction for art & history lovers! This place boasts a wide collection of historical artifacts, art pieces, and beautiful architecture. Located in proximity to Northeastern University & Wentworth Institute of Technology. They also host seasonal exhibits throughout the year so be sure to check their website: https://www.mfa.org/”
311 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Catch a Red Sox game here! There's so much else to do in this area, as well.”
317 locals recommend
Park
“The city center of Boston lies here! From here you can access Downtown & Back Bay easily.”
232 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Museum of Science is a science museum and indoor zoo in Boston, Massachusetts, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River.”
170 locals recommend
Garden
“Take a right out of the building walk straight down Commonwealth Ave and find Boston Garden and right after Boston Commons Great walk, great place to people watch ”
190 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is adjacent to historic Faneuil Hall and is bordered by the financial district, the waterfront, the North End, Government Center and Haymarket. It is a well-traveled part of Boston’s “Freedom Trail.” The Marketplace is a five-minute walk to the New England Aquarium, The Children’s Museum, The Old State House, and Paul Revere’s House. Other nearby attractions include The New State House, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Public Garden, Old North Church, The USS Constitution, and Fenway Park.”
200 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is an art museum in Boston, Massachusetts, which houses significant examples of European, Asian, and American art. Its collection includes paintings, sculpture, tapestries, and decorative arts. It is originally the home of Isabella Stewart Gardner, whose will called for her art collection be permanently exhibited "for the education and enjoyment of the public forever". An auxiliary wing, adjacent to the original structure near the Back Bay Fens, was completed in 2012.[2][3] In 1990, thirteen of the museum's works were stolen; the crime remains unsolved and the works have not been recovered.”
210 locals recommend
College Science Building
“Harvard history 101 By anyone’s margin, Harvard is a long way from normal. The world’s richest academic institution, with a $42bn endowment, it is where presidents-in-waiting are tutored and future heads of state are inspired. Count eight US commanders-in-chief and 157 Nobel laureates over the years. Forty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners. One hundred and eight Olympic medalists. It’s an unstoppable return that has shaped world history on an epic scale. The Harvard empire has been nearly four centuries in the making. Once a cow pasture, it was established in 1636 for the same reason many other Ivy League universities in New England were: to train puritan ministers and clergy. But it’s the stories on a perspective-popping walkabout of Harvard’s 209-acre Cambridge campus that truly set it apart. 'John Adams, John Quincy Adams, George Washington: they all passed through here,' says Trent Bryan, a 21-year-old psychology, neuroscience and philosophy senior who regularly leads campus tours. Past the gates of Harvard Yard, a revered hush falls and the college reveals itself as if a book flipping through its back pages. Georgian gatehouses and gardens retain centuries-old grace, while the storied mansion houses and memorial halls, best seen on approach from Johnston Gate, offer a lesson in colonial architecture and the American Revolution. At every level, the university bears the Harvard imprimatur: red-brick buildings intersected by leafy pathways and Ivy League charm.”
218 locals recommend
Spa
“Newbury St has both popular clothing stores and little-known boutiques; a great place to spend the afternoon shopping and then to settle down for dinner and drinks. ”
272 locals recommend
Route
“The self guided Freedom Trail is nice. But sometimes it's nice to focus on something and hear it from an expert guide. The smartest guides work at Boston By Foot and there are many types of tours. http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/calendar-node-field-date-pm”
173 locals recommend
Aquarium
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“Great attraction to visit! From different species of fish to penguins, this aquarium is great for all ages! I'll be honest, the aquarium is a bit pricey for what it's worth but is well worth it if you are a big lover of sea creatures and animals! See the link for more info on pricing, hours, and location: https://www.neaq.org/”
113 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful grounds, green space, trails and exotic trees, plants and flowers! Awesome for picnics”
201 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The North End, Boston’s Little Italy, is a maze of narrow streets with some of the city’s oldest buildings. On the self-guided Freedom Trail, tourists pass historic sites like the 1680 Paul Revere House and the Old North Church, which played a key role at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Italian restaurants, coffeehouses, pastry shops and old-school delis pack the area, especially on lively Hanover Street.”
169 locals recommend
University
“Famed private research university founded in 1861 & known for its science & engineering programs.”
130 locals recommend
Building
“If it’s raining go explore the Prudential s few blocks away. Get lost in the stores, restaurants and bookstore”
79 locals recommend
Plaza
“Stroll around harvard square to find great shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. ”
133 locals recommend