Boston is well-known for its fantastic food, nice people, and beautiful fall foliage in the country’s oldest public park. Here are the top things to do in Boston!
The New England Aquarium is a great place to spend a few hours while you are visiting Boston. The Seadragon exhibit features both species of Seadragons, the Leafy Seadragon, and the Weedy Seadragon. These unique creatures use their amazing camouflage skills to hide among the seaweeds. Watch the seals and sea lions as they play the day away or visit the Amazon Rain Forest where Piranhas, Anacondas, Electric Eels, and Stingrays are waiting for you.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of the largest art collections in the United States featuring over 450,000 pieces of art. This museum is open 7 days a week, has self-guided tours in 8 different languages, and 2 gift shops if you need to buy a gift for someone at home or a gift for yourself. The Samurai collection is on display now as well as pieces from the Michelangelo master collection. There are always new collections to see at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston so you will want to come back again and again, as it is a new museum every time.
Visit The Museum of Science in Boston for a look into history and the future. See the Colossal Fossil: Triceratops, a 65 million-year-old fossil or see the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. Learn about our world in the 5 story tall IMAX theatre, journey to Tornado Alley, the African Serengeti, or the Cities Beneath the Sea. The kids will be sure to enjoy Big Birds Adventure: One World, One Sky, where friends from Sesame Street teach kids about the stars.
Faneuil Hall has been a market place and a meeting hall since 1742. The original Grasshopper weather vane still sits atop this historic building. Tours of this hall run daily, led by a National Park Service Ranger. The market place is still alive with excitement, there is a store selling most everything, from clothing, eyewear, jewelry, to luggage, bath supplies, house wear. There is something for everyone. My favorite part of these markets are the street performers, there are lots of bands, jugglers, magicians, and there are some things that words cannot describe.
The USS Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat. This vessel was built in the Boston Naval Yard and was completed in 1797, her claim to fame came in the War of 1812 when she defeated 5 British Warships and captured numerous other merchant ships. Today she can be viewed in Boston. Tours are available guided by active-duty Navy Sailors who will take you through the ship’s spar deck (top deck), gun deck, and the berth deck. Remember that anyone who wants to board the USS Constitution must have a valid picture ID and must undergo a visual inspection of all bags.
The Freedom Trail in a 2.5-mile brick path that goes through Boston that leads to 16 significant historic sites starting at the Boston Common to the USS Constitution with stops at important graveyards, churches, and other meaningful stops. See the Paul Revere House, the Old South Meeting House, and the Old State House.
Walk the Freedom Trail
Set aside half a day to walk this 2.5-mile trail which is arguably the best way to soak up the history of Boston and check-out great restaurants. Shopping is also available along the trail.
Enjoy Italian Food
Tune in to your foodie side and enjoy some pizza, espresso, cannoli, and other classic Italian cuisines. The North End is the best place to experience fresh, delicious food. Book a reservation if you want dinner there on a weekend evening!
Visit Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum & Museum of Fine Arts
ISGM, also known as Fenway Court, displays many types of art pieces from their ‘Art Collection of World Importance’ such as tapestries, paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. Wear Boston Red Sox memorabilia to get discounted admittance!
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of the largest, most-visited art museums in the world. Within walking distance of Fenway Court, you can visit these both on the same day!
Experience the North End
A great place for a walking tour, this part of town is cute and authentic! Take in the historical sites, cobble-stoned streets, and yummy food in little Italy.
Stroll Boston Commons & Boston Public Garden
Located adjacent to each other, this is a perfect day trip! There are free tennis courts and wading in the summertime. Picnic here and you might catch a free outdoor concert!
Duck Boat Tours Take a ride around the city shoreline in an authentic World War II vehicle. Experienced ConDUCKtors who will inform you about the relevant facts will guide these duck mobiles and sights as you glide by Boston’s many attractions.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center There is always some event, festival or exhibition scheduled here, any tourist visiting Boston in an RV rental will never get bored as they see the many sites and exhibits offered there.
Stata Center This new center built onto the side of Building 20 at MIT, is already becoming a much talked about piece of work. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, a Pritzker prize winner, the Stata Center is a work of art in innovative construction.
Old North Church This historic Episcopal Church located on the North Shore of Boston is one of the most beautiful Episcopal churches in Boston. Since 1723 this still active Georgian style church has had a chequered past from Paul Revere all the way to current day events.
Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum Although the Museum is currently under construction, the information and the sights of this famous rebellion is one thing that Boston is renowned for.
Boston Harbor When you are a small coastal state, your access to the harbor is a very important thing. With whale watching, boat tours, boardwalks, and fishing, the Boston harbor is a very vibrant place to visit.
Beacon Hill The prestigious upper-class Brahmins used to inhabit the English style mansions of this aristocratic neighborhood.
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