Best Things To Do in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, the America's oldest city is an oasis of history with all the significant historic sites tucked under its belt maturing over the years. The spectacular freedom trail whisks around a huge chunk of the city passing through 16 historic sites. The freedom trail being an attraction in itself, you can easily take a deep dive into history as you do the trail in the city. Along with the attractions and things to do in Boston, there are number of markets and malls that flood the city as well.

The city can’t get more artistic and innovative with the fleet of museums, churches and gorgeous constructions that it poses on the architectural front, while the many art galleries and stupendous painting fill the color into the Boston’s art sector. There are libraries, orchestras, music fests, and a lot more points of interest to explore of the city. The ballet theatres with impeccable performances are something you’d never want to miss in the city.

During Christmas, the city is dressed to its best with lovely pieces of decoration and snow bits scattered all around town. There are plenty of event places to go in Boston to enhance the Christmas feeling too. The lovely cuisine served here is a true delight to the taste buds of a sea food lover especially. There’s also a lot of pasta and Asian delicacies that are served at most of the restaurants in the city.

There is no limit on the number of things to do in Boston MA (find the best available Boston tours). Having been in the picture for so long, it is hardly a surprise to see the bustling city of Boston being flocked by tourists so much. The place is after all home to some of the very popular attractions, not to mention the oldest in America. From food to fun and frolics, from monuments to breweries, parks and what not! On one hand, there are natural ventures such as Boston Harbour Islands Recreational Area and Freedom Trail, on the other lies the various museums like the Museum of Fine Arts, that beautiful bespeaks the stories of its past. The old relics that adorns the city are no less of a wonder either. You can spend days here and yet find yourself looking out for some more. Yes, the old city of Boston is just like that.

Activities for adults in Boston for fun

While this quaint city may not have been explicitly known for being wild and Jazzy, it sure has its own share of gems which it proudly boasts of. Some of its most intriguing attractions are Faneuil Hall, Symphony Hall, Copley Square and North End. Historians and those who are more inclined towards old and rustic will particularly like it here given the number of museums it has- With Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Old South Meeting House and Charleston Navy Yard being the major ones. Apart from that, the city is also known for being a heavy gastronomic indulgence. There are various places to eat in Boston that serve delicious quintessential delicacies.One of such very neighbourhoods is Beacon hill where various restaurants, food joints and shops grace the streets and welcome the tourists. Ensure to take some time out for a leisurely stroll in Boston Public Garden. Laced with greenery, old buildings and happy folks, this old city will just charm you to the boot.

Discover Boston with kids

Boston, with so much under its belt, is just as beguiling for kids as it is for other. Perfect for family trips there are various things to do in Boston with Kids. Go watch New England Aquarium with your children and get them acquainted with the hidden world of marine. After that, take them to Boston Common- a popular park in the city and spend some quality family time together. Your children will just love playing on the vast sprawls of its greens. Don't forget the explore the adventurous side of the city. With various trails like Freedom Trail which will take you through various historical destinations and Harbour walk, the city makes up for a great fun. Then there are special attractions for children such as Boston Children Museum, Museum of Science and New England Aquarium, which will keep all of you entertained throughout your trip. Ensure to stop at the Fenway Park to enjoy a nice baseball match here.

A weekend in Boston - wondering how to enjoy the city in weekend?

You would have thought the list of things to do in Boston today will get exhausted by now, but no, there is more to come. We haven't talked about the weekend yet! While all the days are fine in Boston, weekends are known for their peculiar vibes. If you are the first timer here and don't know what to do in Boston this weekend, reading further would help. Since the museums are prone to be crowded, how about exploring its various neighbourhood and outdoors. Oh, yes! There are many and you won't get tired exploring all of them. Go to the Back Bay and admire the brownstone buildings that are quite distinguished among folks. The North End and South End neighbourhoods, decked with myriad shops, malls, museums and restaurants are in a league of its own. If you are tired of just moving around, stop at Haymarket to see the various fresh produce vendor sells here. A cultural detour in places like John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston Tea Party Ships and Museums, Old North Church, Marriott Boston Custom House and Boylston Streets will let you have an up close rendezvous with the city's culture and history.

Activities to enjoy Boston at Night

Being the old school that it is, Boston is not particularly the most raunchy and wild places of all. Of course, it does not mean it is boring either. In fact, with Myriad pubs and clubs such as Wally's Cafe and Howl at the Moon Boston, it is far from that. Yet the underlying placidity can often leave you wondering how to explore the best of the city in nights. If you are too clueless about the things to do in Boston at night, read on and see. Have a nice laughter therapy in Improv Asylum, or hike to the top of Prudential Building to get the view of the entire city clearly. Take a nice stroll through the Charles River Esplanade (it looks smexy during nights!) and Boston Harbor walk while you are at it. The latter is amongst the most popular attractions giving the nice view of Boston Harbor. Oh yeah! Don't forget the lip smacking food which is best consumed in the city's small food joints.

Things to do in Boston in Winter - enjoy the awesome snowy Boston.

Talking about winters, the first things that come to my mind is Christmas. Well yes, Christmas in anywhere is pretty awesome (Boston is no different), winter in Boston particularly come with a bountiful of mirth and joy. The snow clad surroundings in winters make Boston a true sight to relish and what is the best way to do that than watching it from the top of Skywalk Observatory. Go for Ice Skating activities which are pretty affordable or exploring the old relics of Massachusetts State House and Boston Athenaeum, watch the various performances Boston Pops and indulge in the finely refined breweries such as Boston Beer Museums, from dining, wine to everything fine, there will be plenty of things to enjoy here. Since in December the place will be in full bloom (due to Christmas celebrations), make sure to pay a visit to Copley Square where many Common events in Boston are held.

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Must see places in Boston ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Boston and point of interests to visit.

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    Boston Common

    Tags: Park

    Address: Charles St, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, United States

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The oldest public park in Boston, and the starting point of the Freedom Trail, was once a popular site for execution by the gallows and military camps. Beautiful monuments and memorials dedicated to B...Read more

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    The Museum Of Fine Arts

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Educational Site

    Address: 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:45 pm Details

    The Boston Museum of Fine Arts could be acknowledged as an intriguing mixture of two other internationally celebrated vaults of fine symbolization: the Musee d'orsay of Paris, and the British Museum o...Read more

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    Boston Public Garden

    Tags: Garden, Park, Botanical Garden, Nature

    Address: 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, United States

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Boston Public Garden is oldest public botanical garden in the USA. Its a huge public park spotted in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, neighboring Boston Common. The Public Garden was crea...Read more

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    Samuel Adams Brewery

    Tags: Brewery

    Address: 30 Germania St, Boston, MA 02130, USA

    Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    If you are interested to know more about alcoholic beverages and especially beer, then you can always plan to visit the Samuel Adams brewery. For the past 30 years, the brewery has been delivering bes...Read more

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    Boston Public Library

    Tags: Library, Cafe, Architecture , Courtyard

    Address: 700 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Boston Public Library is a building with commendable architectural work and interesting artwork. The Public library is also home to murals, old books, high walls and more. You could enjoy a stroll in ...Read more

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    Boston Tea Party Ships And Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Be a part of the popular event that changed the face of the American history for a lifetime. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is a floating museum that comes with an out of the world experience...Read more

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    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum

    Tags: Library, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library brings the Kennedy era back to life. The museum is home to displays of the Kennedy family, Kennedy Nixon, the space program, the Cuban missile cri...Read more

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    The New England Holocaust Memorial

    Tags: Historical Site, Memorial, Architecture

    Address: 126 High St, Boston, MA 02110, United States

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The New England Holocaust Memorial is a historical attraction featuring six glass towers that depict the horrifying holocaust, the impact of beliefs and the tragic result of the second world war. The ...Read more

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    Old North Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Old North Church is indeed a very well preserved church in the city of Boston. Built in 1773, the Gregorian architectural style of the structure is truly commendable. This is also the oldest build...Read more

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    Beacon Hill

    Tags: Museum, Cafe, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Address: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Beacon Hill is a historic area in the city of Boston. The streets are well decorated and is replete with museums, galleries, cafes, restaurants, bakeries and more. The area is pretty entertaining and ...Read more

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    The Boston Pops

    Tags: Entertainment, Performance

    Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115

    Enjoy marvelous performances on old hits and new tracks at the popular Boston Pops. The venue sees diverse crowds as there is a compilation of traditional and modern music. There is a sing along towar...Read more

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    Massachusetts State House

    Tags: Art And Culture, Educational Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The State Capitol is an impressive building, with it’s prominent and pine cone topped dome ostentatiously gilded in gold leaf. Various architectural styles have been mixed into it’s struct...Read more

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    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Restaurant, Architecture

    Address: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    In the heart of the Fenway area somewhere around the museum of fine arts lies this beautiful museum of Isabella Stewart Gardner. The museum is home to art that was collected by an amateur who was real...Read more

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    Museum Of Science

    Tags: Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum

    Address: 1 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Boston museum of science tickets - The Science Behind Pixar Adult (12+): USD 29 Senior (60+): USD 27 Child (3 - 11): USD 26 Members (all ages): USD 5 Exhibit Halls tickets - Adult (12+): USD 25 Sen...Read more

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    USS Constitution Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Historical Site

    Address: USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Built in 1797, the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat, the USS Constitution, is most famous for her actions in 1812, the defeat and capture of several warships, one of the battles e...Read more

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  • Old State House

    206 Washington St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Massachusetts State House

    24 Beacon St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Quincy Market

    1 Faneuil Hall Sq

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Shirley-Eustis House

    33 Shirley St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Granary Burying Ground

    Tremont St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • The Printing Office of Edes & Gill

    21 Unity St

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Chandler Pond

    Lake Shore Rd

  • Fresh Pond Reservation

    250 Fresh Pond Pkwy

  • Mystic Lakes

    Mystic Valley Pkwy

  • Spy Pond Park

    50 Pond Ln

  • Spot Pond

    4 Woodland Rd

  • Lake Quannapowitt

    North Ave

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  • Warren Anatomical Museum

    10 Shattuck St

  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery

    4 Faneuil Hall Sq

  • Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

    285 Derby St

  • Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

    7 Lynde St

  • Griffin Museum of Photography

    67 Shore Rd

  • Armenian Library and Museum of America

    65 Main St

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  • Boston Harborfest

    45 School St

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Discover the Dinosaurs

    200 Seaport Blvd

    Amusement Parks
  • Concourse Ticket Agency

    40 Dalton St

    Amusement Parks
  • Boda Borg

    90 Pleasant St

    Arcades Amusement Parks
  • Randolph Paintball Indoor Outdoor Fields & Supply

    410 South St

    Amusement Parks Arcades
  • Paragon Carousel

    205 Nantasket Ave

    Amusement Parks Landmarks Arcades
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  • The Hill Tavern

    228 Cambridge St

    American Bars Pizza
  • An Tain

    31 India St

    American Bars Night Clubs
  • Eire Pub

    795 Adams St

    American Bars
  • Maverick Marketplace Cafe

    154 Maverick St

    Burgers Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses Bars
  • Midway Cafe

    3496 Washington St

    Mexican Music and Show Venues Bars
  • Tom English's Cottage

    118 Emerson St

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  • Boston Casino Events

    123 Liberty St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • New England Casino Events

    147 Summit St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Sands Hotel-Casino & Country Club

    539 Lincoln Ave

    Casinos and Gaming Hotels and Motels
  • Aquaashino Boston

    76 Marine Blvd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino Productions

    26 Rockland St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Gamelogic

    880 Winter St

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Boston African American National Historic Site

    14 Beacon St

    Natural Parks
  • Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

    Atlantic Ave

    Playgrounds Natural Parks
  • Commonwealth Avenue Mall

    Commonwealth Ave

    Natural Parks
  • Boston National Historical Park

    Charlestown Navy Yard

    Natural Parks
  • Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

    408 Atlantic Ave

    Natural Parks
  • Lynch Park

    55 Ober St

    Natural Parks
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  • Peters Park

    1277 Washington St

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • South Boston Bark Park

    1280 Columbia Rd

    Dog Parks
  • The Esplanade

    Charles River

    Dog Parks
  • Stanley Ringer Playground

    50 Webley St

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • LoPresti Park

    Sumner St

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Channel Center Dog Park

    199 W 1st St

    Dog Parks
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  • Constitution Beach

    799 Bennington St

  • M Street Beach

    William J Day Blvd

  • Nantasket Beach

    213 Nantasket Ave

  • Sandy Beach

    345 Atlantic Ave

  • Lake Massapoag

    194 S Main St

  • Revere Beach

    Revere Beach Blvd

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  • Arnold Arboretum: Hunnewell Building

  • Noanet Woodlands

    Dedham St

  • Adams Farm

    999 North St

  • Lynn Woods Reservation

    Great Woods Rd

  • Horn Pond

    Arlington Rd

  • Crystal Springs

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