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Best things to do in Boston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
“Impressionist art & Egyptian treasures Neoclassical & modern wings house a vast collection from ancient Egyptian to contemporary American. ”
286 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Home of the Boston Red Sox and host to many concerts. Check the schedule and catch a game or show while you are in town!”
292 locals recommend
Park
“The city center of Boston lies here! From here you can access Downtown & Back Bay easily.”
227 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Museum of Science is a science museum and indoor zoo in Boston, Massachusetts, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River.”
161 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“A gem of a place: both the structure of the building and it’s contents are fascinating. ”
201 locals recommend
College Science Building
“Harvard history 101 By anyone’s margin, Harvard is a long way from normal. The world’s richest academic institution, with a $42bn endowment, it is where presidents-in-waiting are tutored and future heads of state are inspired. Count eight US commanders-in-chief and 157 Nobel laureates over the years. Forty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners. One hundred and eight Olympic medalists. It’s an unstoppable return that has shaped world history on an epic scale. The Harvard empire has been nearly four centuries in the making. Once a cow pasture, it was established in 1636 for the same reason many other Ivy League universities in New England were: to train puritan ministers and clergy. But it’s the stories on a perspective-popping walkabout of Harvard’s 209-acre Cambridge campus that truly set it apart. 'John Adams, John Quincy Adams, George Washington: they all passed through here,' says Trent Bryan, a 21-year-old psychology, neuroscience and philosophy senior who regularly leads campus tours. Past the gates of Harvard Yard, a revered hush falls and the college reveals itself as if a book flipping through its back pages. Georgian gatehouses and gardens retain centuries-old grace, while the storied mansion houses and memorial halls, best seen on approach from Johnston Gate, offer a lesson in colonial architecture and the American Revolution. At every level, the university bears the Harvard imprimatur: red-brick buildings intersected by leafy pathways and Ivy League charm.”
210 locals recommend
Garden
“An all time local and tourist favorite. Come walk through the gardens and get on a paddle boat and take in the views.”
179 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Shopping center with many stores & restaurants comprising 3 historic market buildings & a promenade.”
193 locals recommend
Spa
“Newbury St has both popular clothing stores and little-known boutiques; a great place to spend the afternoon shopping and then to settle down for dinner and drinks. ”
259 locals recommend
Aquarium
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“Giant ocean tank with over 2,000 animals A giant glass tank spiraled by a multilevel walkway is the main draw at this waterfront attraction. ”
107 locals recommend
Park
“This is a five minute walk from this property. It has amazing views and great trip to see the outdoors and botanical gardens and trees in an urban environment.”
178 locals recommend
Route
“The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds between Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.”
161 locals recommend
University
“Famed private research university founded in 1861 & known for its science & engineering programs.”
121 locals recommend
Building
“Luxury shopping mall in downtown Boston. Canada-Goose, Lululemon, Kate Spade, Papyrus, Warby Parker, Tesla, Vineyard Vines, along with restaurants and coffee shops like Eataly and Blue Bottle Coffee, and fitness studios like Flywheel.”
72 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“This hub for Italian-American culture is one of the more visited neighborhoods in Boston. It’s where you can see historical sites, like Paul Revere’s house, and dine along what feels like European streets. Then, of course, there are all of the Italian restaurants, where locals will argue over whether you can get better cannoli at Mike’s Pastry or Modern Pastry.”
167 locals recommend
Plaza
“Stroll around harvard square to find great shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. ”
123 locals recommend