Sightseeing in Boston

Get your camera ready. All the main attractions, according to local Airbnb hosts.

Locals’ favourite places

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1. Newbury Street
Newbury St
213local recommendations
Danielle
Danielle says “Newbury Street is a cute, narrow street with a WIDE variety of shops. One one end you have Louis Vu...” ·
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2. North End
130local recommendations
Paula
Paula says “The North End is where all the influx of immigrants use to land; the Irish, the Italians, etc. Howe...” ·
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3. Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail
115local recommendations
Yilkal
Yilkal says “"The Freedom Trail winds its way around the city, connecting 16 historically significant sites. Thes...” ·
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4. Harvard Square
18 Brattle St
116local recommendations
Anthony
Anthony says “Harvard Square, home to Harvard University, is one of the most iconic spots in Cambridge and Somervi...” ·
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5. Davis Square
83local recommendations
Zazy & Georges
Zazy & Georges says “Davis square has many bars and restaurants located in the heart of the square with music, shows, mov...” ·
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6. Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 S Market St
83local recommendations
Javier
Javier says “Faneuil Hall has served as a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1742. Faneuil Hall was expanded in...” ·
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7. Bunker Hill Monument
Monument Sq
57local recommendations
Julian
Julian says “The Bunker Hill Monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the f...” ·
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8. Central Square
Central Square
55local recommendations
Chandra
Chandra says “The Red Line subway stop that services the Central Square commercial area in which is located The Mi...” ·
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9. Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mt Auburn St
54local recommendations
Demerson
Demerson says “It might sound kooky or goth to recommend you tour cemetery, but Mount Auburn is one of the most gor...” ·
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10. Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
40local recommendations
Julian
Julian says “The Massachusetts State House, also known as the Massachusetts Statehouse or the New State House, is...” ·
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11. Beacon Hill
33local recommendations
(HP2) Davis
(HP2) Davis says “Beacon Hill may be home to the Massachusetts State House, the crown jewel of the neighborhood and fo...” ·
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12. Green Street
280 Green St
35local recommendations
Bonn
Bonn says “Great cocktails and yummy food. Not your typical bar food but offers a nice dark bar area and robust...” ·
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13. South Boston
415 Summer St
34local recommendations
Emily
Emily says “Here for a work conference PAX East? Hop up the stairs to the Summer Street Bridge and you're just ...” ·
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14. Salem
30local recommendations
Capt. Thad
Capt. Thad says “"Witch City - Salem MA" - House of the Seven Gables, Peabody Essex Museum, historical witch tours.....” ·
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15. Kendall Square
30local recommendations
Kim
Kim says “MBTA Red Line stop will get you into downtown Boston's popular areas in 2-4 stops or to Harvard Squa...” ·
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16. Old North Church
193 Salem St
31local recommendations
Julian
Julian says “Old North Church, at 193 Salem Street, in the North End of Boston, is the location from which the fa...” ·
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17. Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St
29local recommendations
Jason
Jason says “Back Bay's largest conference center - also attached to the two indoor shopping malls - Prudential C...” ·
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18. Coolidge Corner
28local recommendations
Jennifer And David
Jennifer And David says “Great place to visit. Vintage movie theatre, our favorite local book store, loads of good restaurant...” ·
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19. Haymarket Square
Haymarket Square
28local recommendations
Gloria
Gloria says “A Boston staple - on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, this huge outdoor market sells produce at rock...” ·
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20. Boston Chinatown
25local recommendations
Gina
Gina says “Lots to do here. Shopping, bakeries, food, boba tea (I recommend Kung Fu Tea), occasional celebratio...” ·
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21. Union Square
Union Square
28local recommendations
Finola
Finola says “Our favorite neighborhood outside of Charlestown. For romantic date: CasaB venezuelan tapas/tequila ...” ·
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22. Charles Street
Charles St
25local recommendations
John
John says “One of Boston's best streets in the heart of Beacon Hill. Cobble stone streets lined with a great v...” ·
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23. Back Bay Station
23local recommendations
Monta
Monta says “This is the only area in Boston where the streets are in grid format. What you're standing on is rec...” ·
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24. Prudential Tower
800 Boylston St
23local recommendations
Gina
Gina says “Top of the Hub offers a great view of Boston. Restaurant on top floor. Lots of shopping on lower flo...” ·
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25. Downtown Crossing
22local recommendations
Vanessa
Vanessa says “Another shopping and sightseeing area 2.5 miles from my place. Take Red Line either from Andrew Squa...” ·
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26. Trinity Church in the City of Boston
206 Clarendon St
20local recommendations
Misha
Misha says “Episcopal Church Grand Episcopal church built in 1877, featuring notable stained-glass windows & vin...” ·
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27. Forest Hills Cemetery
95 Forest Hills Ave
27local recommendations
Manuel
Manuel says “It is a fabulous greenspace, sculpture garden, arboretum, and cemetery with the likes of Amy Beach, ...” ·
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28. On Centre
676 Centre St
22local recommendations
Toyoko
Toyoko says “Fun gift store with cards, jewelry, JP and Boston-themed gifts, clothing, etc.” ·
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29. Christian Science Plaza
250 Massachusetts Ave
15local recommendations
Jovan
Jovan says “This stunning open air plaza is a must-visit for architecture fans or anyone looking for a shot of a...” ·
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30. The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby St
15local recommendations
Dick And Diane
Dick And Diane says “Embark on an unforgettable tour of The House of the Seven Gables. Admission also includes the Nathan...” ·