Arts & Culture in Boston

From local plays to touring exhibitions, this is where local Airbnb hosts go to get in touch with their creative side.

Locals’ favourite places

1. Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
258local recommendations
Perry says “The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in C...” ·
2. Harvard University
221local recommendations
Perry says “Harvard University was founded in 1636, making Harvard is America's oldest institute of higher learn...” ·
3. Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St
109local recommendations
Angela says “The Copley Square BPL has gorgeous murals, sculptures & architecture on the Dartmouth Street side. T...” ·
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
159local recommendations
Mohsen says “Another beautiful campus. Walk down to the Charles River and check out the Beautiful view of the cit...” ·
5. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
150local recommendations
Home On Blaine
Home On Blaine says “A true Gem of Boston. Very unique small palace where one can relax while enjoying personal art colle...” ·
6. Museum of Science
1 Science Park
132local recommendations
Tatiana says “The Museum’s mission is to play a leading role in transforming the nation’s relationship with scienc...” ·
7. The Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive
92local recommendations
(2-2S) Davis
(2-2S) Davis says “Modern art museum on the Boston Waterfront. Great views of Boston Harbor and exciting modern art exh...” ·
8. Boston Symphony Orchestra
301 Massachusetts Ave
49local recommendations
Amanda says “Symphony Hall, home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. It's rated one of the best...” ·
9. Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St
71local recommendations
James says “Part of Harvard University and comprised of three museums - The Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Mus...” ·
10. Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St
62local recommendations
Caroline says “Variety of art collections. Newly renovated Fogg Museum, the Natural History Museum with the famo...” ·
11. Boston University
55local recommendations
Susan says “BU is a bus ride away from our house on the 57 into Kenmore Station. The bus stops in front of our h...” ·
12. Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St
51local recommendations
Susan says “This is my very favorite museum. You do need a car to visit. The Chinese house is so unique and spec...” ·
13. Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
32local recommendations
Lumina says “Singalongs on Mon, Wed, Thursday. Amazing third floor Children's area, great park outside and grass...” ·
14. Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress St
45local recommendations
Tatiana says “Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest, and one of the most influential children’s museums in...” ·
15. Tufts University
419 Boston Ave
46local recommendations
Andrea says “Walking distance to Tufts University” ·
16. USS Constitution Museum
44local recommendations
Melora says “Awesome old US Navy ship. Lots of history about the old way of running things and a great place to ...” ·
17. MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Ave
37local recommendations
Joan says “U do not need to be a physicist to love this place! A rare collection of holograms, MIT robotics La...” ·
18. Improv Asylum
216 Hanover St
25local recommendations
Nicole says “Our hands-down favorite improve comedy troupe! Tickets are $15-20. See the mainstage troupe. :)” ·
19. Boston College
35local recommendations
Susan says “A beautiful area private college. The McMullen Museum of Arts often has small but lovely exhibits.” ·
20. American Repertory Theater
64 Brattle St
24local recommendations
Caroline says “Also known as the American Repertory Theatre presents successful, often avant-garde productions. Sa...” ·
21. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
32local recommendations
Jasmine says “The JFK Library and Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys h...” ·
22. Area 2/MIT
24local recommendations
Javier says “The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massa...” ·
23. The Paul Revere House
19 N Square
26local recommendations
William says “Paul Revere's home and oldest house in Boston” ·
24. Boston Opera House
539 Washington St
16local recommendations
Kelly & Chris
Kelly & Chris says “See the Boston Ballet if you get the chance - world renown and famous for more modern pieces. Big m...” ·
25. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
306 Congress St
22local recommendations
John says “Take the tour; it is not too expensive. But this is a great take because you can go inside part of t...” ·
26. Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 N Washington Square
19local recommendations
Jamie says “What's not to love? Learn about the Salem Witch Trials, set in the round and super campy. Fun!” ·
27. Northeastern University
20local recommendations
Will & Mari
Will & Mari says “Recently named 'most desirable university in MA', owing in no small part to its proximity to my home” ·
28. Berklee College of Music
20local recommendations
29. Boch Center - Wang Theatre
270 Tremont St
12local recommendations
Susan says “One of our large local theater venues. Often has Broadway or other touring shows (rather than local ...” ·
30. Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck St
17local recommendations
Laura says “Harvard Medical School and Longwood Medical area hospitals are a short walk from the house” ·