If you're traveling with young ones in tow, be sure to swing by the Museum of Science. Here, kids can learn about astronomy, earth sciences and anatomy, not to mention participate in some fun interactive exhibits. Budding scientists can examine dinosaur fossils in the "Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic" exhibit or play on swings to learn about physics in "Science in the Park." The museum also features the Charles Hayden Planetarium, where you can indulge your inner astronaut during light shows. Meanwhile, at...
Things To Do in Boston
Though the Boston Public Garden sits right next to Boston Common, the two are actually quite different. The public garden is newer (established in 1837) and holds the distinction of being America's first public botanical garden. Flowers and trees are beautifully organized and kept in quality condition throughout. You can see the colorful arrangements and exotic trees from the 4-acre pond in the center of the garden before taking in the lagoon by Swan Boat. Additionally, the park houses two of Boston's most...
The grounds of Boston Common started as a cow pasture in the mid-1600s. After a few years, overgrazing became a problem and the area was transformed into a British camp. After the Revolutionary War, the park became a popular locale for public speeches and rallies. Now, the Common is best known because of its status as the oldest public park in the country. You'll also find a variety of activities and events, including theater and musical performances, hosted here throughout the year. If you plan to traverse...
Fans of America's favorite pastime won't want to miss a game at Fenway Park. Home to the Boston Red Sox, this stadium has been the site of home runs, stolen bases and grounders since 1912. Regardless of whether you're a diehard Red Sox fan who believes in the legendary 1919 "Curse of the Bambino" or not, you should try to catch a game and admire the ballpark's original architecture. Must-see features of the park include Pesky's Pole – the right field foul pole named after former Red Sox player Johnny Pesky...
See the best of Boston on the hop-on, hop-off trolley tour
More than 100 points of interest along the route
18 great stops covering the main sights of Boston
Entertaining live commentary makes sure you don′t miss a thing
See all that America′s Cradle of Liberty has to offer
The best way to relive Boston′s amazing history
Join this 3-hour cruise for the opportunity to spot whales off the coast of Boston. See these magnificent creatures close-up from the deck of your ship. Spot Humpback and Finback whales and see White Sided Dolphins frolicking in the waters.
Climb aboard for a unique mixture of dining, dancing, entertainment, and scenic views. The Spirit of Boston cruises year-round from Boston's historic Seaport District and offers up-close views of "Old Ironsides," Castle Island, and the Harbor Islands.
Step outside to feel the wind in your hair while sipping a cocktail and snapping some photographs of the unparalleled views from the topside lounge. Awaiting you inside is a delicious buffet with many salad and entrée options. You're bound to make it to the...
You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tour! The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of their legendary tour ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before.
You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city...
Today it's a museum along the Freedom Trail
Built in 1713, the Old State House was once the seat of British colonial government & later the Massachusetts state capitol
The balcony of the State House is where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the public on July 18, 1776
The lion & unicorn statues on the State House roof, symbols of British royal authority...
The USS Constitution, a US Navy ship launched in 1797, is popularly known as "Old Ironsides"
It's the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat
Today it's a museum ship docked at Charlestown Navy Yard & offering free tours
Old North Church is known as the starting point of Paul Revere's famous midnight ride during the American Revolution
Built in 1723, i's the oldest church in Boston & its most-visited historic site
Sexton Robert Newman hung the lantern signal for Revere’s ride at Christ Church (commonly known as the Old North Church), which was founded in 1722. The church boasts the oldest set of change ringing bells in North America.
The North End is Boston's Italian-American neighborhood & also its oldest, established in the 1630s
It's home to historically significant sites like the Old North Church & Paul Revere House
The neighborhood has celebrated the Feast of St. Anthony every August since 1919, with a 10-hour procession
Established in 1969, the aquarium is known for its giant, cyclindrical glass tank surrounded by a spiral walkway
A typical visit to the aquarium lasts about 2 hours
The aquarium receives more than 1.3 million visitors each year
To avoid the biggest crowds, arrive at opening time or after 3 PM
The aquarium offers whale-watching cruises from Apr-Nov
Faneuil Hall, built in 1742, was an important meeting place during the American Revolutionary War
It's a stop on the Freedom Trail & has been nicknamed, "The Cradle of Liberty"
Today, together with adjacent Quincy Market & the North & South Markets, it's a bustling indoor/outdoor mall with eateries & shops
The first lighthouse in the US was built in Boston Harbor in 1716
The harbor is home to 35 small islands, collectively known as the 'Boston Harbor Islands'
The 1966 song "Dirty Water," by The Standells, was about the then-famously polluted Boston Harbor & Charles River.
On December 16, 1773, a shipment of British-imported tea was dumped into the harbor in...