Often referred to as the city with two souls, Boston has its historic and modern sides that give it so much character. There is so much to see and do in the city, and visits and life here will only improve in the upcoming years, thanks to the Imagine Boston 2030 plan that the city is implementing in order to invest in infrastructure and promote growth.
While in Boston, here are 10 things to do and see:
Walk the Freedom Trail
Whether you are a history buff or you just want to dive into the history of the city and the States, the Freedom Trail is a must while in Boston. It is a 2.5-mile path that passes through downtown and passes 16 historic sites.
For incredible 360-degree views of the city, head to Skywalk Observatory. You can enjoy the beautiful views, follow along the educational displays and watch short movies about the history of the city. Regardless of the weather, it makes for a great visit because it is an indoor site.
Visit Fenway Park Stadium
The classic American sport: baseball. Fenway Park Stadium is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, named after its positioning in the Fenway neighborhood.
Take a stroll in Boston Common
You’ll pass by Boston Common along the Freedom Trail, but it is worth taking some extra time to experience this central park. Located in downtown Boston, it is the oldest park in the country and is a great spot to soak up the city life and take a break in some greenery.
Visit the Aquarium
The New England Aquarium draws over a million visitors a year, taking about 1-3 hours for a visit. There is the main aquarium building, interactive sites for kids, Simons IMAX Theatre, and the Whale Watch.
Go Whale Watching
Get out on the water to see the city and go whale watching with Boston Harbor Cruises while in the city. It’s a way to have a classic Boston experience, and this tour is environmentally friendly.
Take a Duck Tour
A Duck Tour is an iconic way to see Boston. You can see the city by land and water, and get to quack by people as you go. The tour is only 60 minutes, so it is a great option if you are traveling with kids or you need a break from visiting the city on your feet.
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has over 450,000 incredible pieces of artwork. You can see French Impressionist artwork, Classical pieces, and so much more.
Take a Brewery Tour
Check out the local brew and pub scene on a brewery tour through the city. It is a great way to spend time with friends, loved ones, and meet other people!
Visit the Arnold Arboretum
Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is the country’s oldest public arboretum and a great place also for children to spend some time in nature, relax and be inspired.
Boston is a very lively and vibrant city full of interesting activities, as well as a heritage that dates way back.