Attractions in Boston

  • If you are in to history, then you are in luck! Boston is one of the most historical cities in the United States and there are plenty of tours that will take you to see all the famous sites. Some to check out are: Boston Duck Tours, Free Tours by Foot (Boston Tours), Lessons on Liberty, Boston Segway Tours, Trailblazer Tours Boston and Freedom Trail Tours, just to name a few.
  • Harvard University is the U.S.’s oldest higher learning institution and well known for its teaching and research methods, which push the boundaries of human knowledge. Its campus is exquisite, and Cambridge, the town it is nestled in, is a delightful place to walk around and spend an afternoon.
  • Boston Common is Boston’s central park and is the oldest city park in the United States. It’s located in the heart of the city next to the Public Garden and well worth an afternoon stroll.
  • Cheers was a famous sitcom in the 1980’s (one of its main characters, Kirstie Alley, I lived with and worked for in 2006) and it used the exterior of the Bull & Finch in Beacon Hill as its namesake. After a stroll through Boston Common, you can walk over and have a hamburger and fries in this famous establishment.
  • The Paul Revere House is Boston’s oldest surviving house and was home to Paul Revere, the famous Bostonian that made a midnight ride to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams that the British were coming.
  • Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is the city’s second oldest cemetery, founded in 1659, containing many notable Bostonians from the colonial era.
  • Faneuil Hall is a historic marketplace located on the waterfront, replete with shops, outdoor cafes and fine dining.
  • If you want to see a Broadway play or opera, look for tickets at the Shubert, Theatre, Wang Theatre, Charles Playhouse, Boston Theatre, Wilbur Theatre and Boston Opera House.
  • If you want to participate in one of America’s favorite pastimes, then head to Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox play baseball. If you can’t get tickets to an actual game, the next best thing is watching one from Bleacher Bar, which lies beneath the bleachers in center field, with a huge window that looks directly in the park.
  • Boston is an amazing place to shop! The best areas are Newbury Street (the place to see and be seen), Charles Street (great collection of boutiques, Downtown Crossing and Harvard Square.
  • The North End is Boston’s oldest residential community and known for its large Italian population. If you make it to the North End, Caffe Vittoria is worth checking out. It is known as Boston’s “original Italian café” and serves both as a museum for vintage coffee accoutrement, as well as a place to rest your feet, while indulging in delicacies and crafty coffee infusions.
  • Boston is home to Berklee College of Music, which brings in some of the world’s best musicians. You can get in on some of the musical action at places like the House of Blues, Great Scott, The Plough & Stars, t. the bear’s place, The Lizard Lounge, and The Paradise Rock Club.
  • You can also check out Secret Boston. It is a huge following of young people in Boston talking about art, music, lifestyle and parties.

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