From its downtown core to the outlying neighbourhoods, Boston is a city of intriguing diversity. Within the city, there’s history and high technology, academic excellence and vibrant neighbourhoods, scientific achievements and a thrilling cultural scene—all within walking distance. If you get tired, just hop on the ‘T’, Boston’s public underground system, which connects to all major attractions—museums, colleges, shops and hotels.
You might be surprised by...
The best bicycle tours in the USA. And a shared bicycle system so you can come and go from 600 locations in the city!
Don't leave without tasting...
Lobster, fried clams, scallops and a glass of Sam Adams beer. Try out America’s oldest restaurant—and a seafood landmark—the Union Oyster House.
Where locals go to relax
Locals have lots of favourite pubs to hang out at; Cheers on Beacon Street is the most famous. They also head to the downtown and waterfront parks: the new Kennedy Greenway and Columbus Waterfront Park, the Charles River Esplanade and the seven miles of ‘Emerald Necklace’ parks that wind through Boston.
Top photo opportunities
You pick: the Charles River looking back at Boston with sailboats in the foreground or the Boston waterfront with yachts and cruise ships.
The Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the New England Aquarium, the Old State House (first British government seat of power), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum, the Museum of Science—and there are more than 25 others!
Your child will always remember...
The Boston Children’s Museum and following the red-brick line of the Freedom Trail along the city streets (and the constant stream of snacks available at pavement pushcarts!).
Want to stay up late?
Next door to Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team) is Lansdowne Street, with everything from jazz to blues to piano to acoustical guitar clubs…
Stuffed lobster toys, a Red Sox baseball, a Boston Bruins puck, a New England Patriots jersey, a Harvard T-shirt.
Don't overlook this...
Wonderful heritage parks include the New England Holocaust Memorial, the Chinatown Heritage Park, the new Armenian Heritage Park and the Black Heritage Trail.
- Newbury Street shops
- Wrentham Fashion Outlets (170 shops)
- CambridgeSide Galleria in Cambridge.
Trip Ideas Near Boston
Official Boston Travel Site
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau