Things to Do in Boston

Top Things to Do in Boston

Things to Do in Boston

Top Attractions in Boston

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  • Niamh M
    Ireland15 contributions
    Attended a Yankees v Red Sox game at Fenway on our first day here. WHAT an incredible experience! The atmosphere was unbelievable. One of the highlights of our trip to Boston.
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • Niamh M
    Ireland15 contributions
    An absolute must-do if you're visiting Boston. Easy to follow trail around the historic sights of Boston. Did it with children and everyone had a wonderful time. Kids loved walking on the actual red brick trail around the city.
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • theuncle2018
    Scottsdale, AZ218 contributions
    One of the better museums in the USA with something for everyone. If I had one complaint, it would be that its a little expensive. We only had about 2 hours and you really could spend several days looking at everything. In particular they have a fantastic section of French impressionists. Generally speaking the collection spans virtually all categories of culture and arts from early Persia, the Greeks, Egyptians and everything in between. It contains a truly wonderful American collection that shows all of the great civilizations from the last 3,000 years.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • HilS
    4 contributions
    I remember visiting the Boston Tea Party Ship 40 years ago. The updated tour with artifacts after the ship was quite well-done. Perhaps they could update the 'sailors' in the ship's space - I think the dummies used in the ship bunks are the exact same as 40 years ago. Not enough time given to dump the tea for all on tour. Still a fun experience and highly recommend!
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Jim R
    Roseville, CA55 contributions
    Spent a week in a VRBO here previously and it was so much fun. Was fun to come back even if for only one day. Tons of fun things to see and do and the restaurants are amazing. Easily walkable. Will definitely return again in the future.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Rachelle P
    Taunton, MA14 contributions
    Purchased tickets online. Boarding was easy, nice scenic view of Logan and city skyline. Things that could be improved. Tickets should have were to board your ferry since there is more than one. Also, you can't island hop any more which was my whole plan and no where could I find that on their website. Also the cafe was closed, also not on their website so wasn't able to get bottled wayer or lunch. Still had a great time on Spectacle island looking for sea glass and pottery, would have stayed longer if we had enough water or snacks.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • Niamh M
    Ireland15 contributions
    Stunningly beautiful, well-kept, peaceful park. Such a gem in the centre of beautiful Boston and worth taking a stroll through.
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • jari321
    Danville, CA28 contributions
    Touring this museum was very interesting. Although too young to vote in the election, I wanted JFK to win and was happy when he did. The museum gives a broad overview of his life and political career. Many interesting short videos can be watched at your leisure and give a great retrospective of the times. Allow about 2 hours to fully enjoy the experience.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Wismickchick
    Kenosha, WI132 contributions
    We went to the Sam Adams brewery for what we thought was a tour. We have been on many other brewery tours so we expected the same type of experience. However, this experience should more be labeled an information session and beer tasting. You get at least 3 pours of 3 different beers included in the "tour". You first enter the brewing room where the guide gave you your first tasting and gave you some history on beer and some information on how Samuel Adams brewery does their brewing (which most of it happens in Cincinnati). Our guide was full of energy and funny so she made things very interesting. We then went to a separate room with three long tables where we all sat. There we got 2 more pours, one of which was a new beer that was in the research and development phase. The guide also showed us how to properly taste our beer using 4 out of the 5 senses. We were lucky to be sitting with a very fun group, so it made our hour "tour" very fun! Afterwards we went into their bar area and enjoyed some more beers. The bartenders were very friendly and answered all of our questions and allowed us to sample some of the beers before ordering. They also have a really pretty outdoor area to sit in if you wish and a small variety of food to order. While it wasn't the time we expected, we still enjoyed the experience......and of course the beer!!
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • LReneeAA
    Minnesota66 contributions
    Great spot off the beaten track to tour. Teens enjoyed the large library and browsing around. The air felt amazing on a super hot day.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • FilmProfessor
    Laguna Beach, CA73 contributions
    I first visited the Boston Museum of Science on a school field trip back in 1984 and continued to visit for several decades. The museum inspired me to become a pilot in the USAF and a global traveler. The Omni theater is one of the world's best and most unique experiences. I recently toured with my wife and two children who were fascinated with the interactive displays and attention to detail of the museum.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Dawn R
    Raleigh, NC6 contributions
    We felt privileged to be able to experience the works that Isabella Stewart Gardner collected throughout her lifetime. We appreciate her generosity that she opened up her collections for learning, enjoyment and art appreciation for many, many generations to experience. She had enormous wealth, strength, independence and personality as a woman. I look forward to learning more about her as a person and the unsolved thief. This museum is a must see when in Boston.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Brian L
    8 contributions
    I reserved parking at the Boston Commons a week before I was there! Glad I did, too. Completely hidden beneath the Commons in an underground garage with several access points (take a picture of where you parked and where you came out!) The Commons is amazing just to walk through the green and see the surrounding building architecture and the Swan Boats!
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • ynkhtr19
    Maine23 contributions
    Visited a 3yo and 5yo on a summer vacation. We visited the naval museum and went aboard the Constitution and it was wonderful. Here are our takeaways:
    1. Plan your transportation: It's not exactly in the heart of Boston, nor is it really close to any particular T stop. You could uber easily but with young kids needing car seats that wasn't an option. We got off the orange line at North Station (TD garden) and from there it was about a 1 mile walk but it's very safe and pleasant, would recommend a stroller with kids
    2. The museum is a must do, it has something for all ages and it's "free" but they do suggest donations which we happily obliged. Nice activities for kids but also really well done from a history perspective. Very informative, the artifacts they have are awesome.
    3. The USS Constitution was very cool, it is truly an amazing piece of history. One thing of note is you need an ID (i.e. Driver's license, passport, etc) to get on the ship as it is considered an active naval location. We were traveling light from the hotel and my wife didn't have her ID so she had to wait outside.
    4. There is another modern warship that is also available for exploration but the kids decided they were done after the constitution so we didn't get to see that but it looked interesting.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • ChanceMan00
    Orlando, FL247 contributions
    This is a great walking area. The architecture is beautiful. There is also plenty of shopping in the nearby Back Bay area. One of the must see spots on a Boston visit.
    Written 7 August 2022
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