10 Best Things To Do In Boston, Massachusetts

Things To Do In Boston

Photo: Brian Kachejian ©2017

Our 10 Best Things To Do In Boston, Massachusetts article is a helpful guide for tourists looking to find some great things to do while staying in Boston. Everyone loves Boston. Anyone who has ever visited Boston does everything they can to be able to go back again and again to Boston. There is just something very special about the city of Boston. It’s clean, its friendly and it’s action packed. It is one of the most historic cities in the United States. The restaurants are amazing and the bars are legendary. There are many museums in the city but the city itself is a museum in many ways. Nonetheless, its also a thriving city banked by legendary colleges, a beautiful harbor and of course Fenway Park. Its one of our favorite cities in the world. Its right up there with London, New York, Amsterdam, and Paris.

# 10 – The North End and Little Italy

We open up our 10 Best Things To Do In Boston with a recommendation for travelers in Boston to visit the wonderful North End of Boston. The North End section of Boston hosts some beautiful homes and of course the legendary statue of Paul Revere, However, what we love most about the North End is the long main strip that is home to Boston’s Little Italy. While not as large as New York’s Little Italy, the Little Italy section of Boston still presents travelers, tourists and Bostonians a large sampling of fine Italian Restaurants of all sizes and amazing bakeries. It’s a gorgeous area to walk around on a warm summer night.

# 9 – Boston Science Museum

Continuing with our top 10 best things to do in Boston article we recommend a trip to the Boston Science Museum. This glorious high tech museum is a must visit for families with kids and pretty much anyone who enjoys the world of science. The three level museum host an Imax Theater and a planetarium. There is so much to sees at the Boston Science Museum. Additionally, the hands on exhibits will captivate your kids.

Boston Science Museum Website

# 8 – Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Every major U.S. City has a thriving marketplace. However, Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace is one of the largest we have ever been too. Located in downtown Boston, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace is very busy market that is visited daily by both tourists and Bostonians. A visit to Faneuil Hall is not just about all the gourmet foods and beverages that are sold at the large marketplace, its also about a trip back into history. Faneuil Hall is one of the oldest buildings standing in the Boston area having been built in 1762.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace Website

# 7 – Downtown Boston

Many people always ask where is the best place to stay in Boston. Our answer is always Downtown Boston. Downtown Boston is close to so many of the great attractions in Boston. From Boston Commons to the Freedom Trail, to the Aquarium and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, it will only take you a few minutes to get to so many places in Downtown Boston. Furthermore, the restaurants, the bakeries, the coffee houses and the bars are plentiful in Downtown Boston. This is the place to stay when visiting Boston.

# 6 – Brattle Books

Continuing with out Top 10 Things To Do in Boston list we present our favorite book store in the East Coast. Brattle Books is a legendary book store located in the heart of Downtown Boston. You just can’t walk by this amazing book store without wanting to step inside. In a world of chain book stores like Barnes & Nobles its nice to have a legendary privately owned book store that offers amazing personal service still thriving in this modern world. There are books here you wont find anywhere else. We composed an in-depth review of Brattle Books that you can read by clicking on the link below.

Brattle Book Store Review

# 5 – A Cup Of Clam Chowder At The Boston Sail Loft

Everyone who heads to Boston for the first time always arrives with the intent on finding the best clam chowder in Boston. If that’s you, we have already taken care of that for you. Hands down without any doubt, the best clam chowder in Boston is served at the Sail Loft right next to the New England Aquarium. The Boston Sail Loft’s Clam Chowder is to die for. We wrote an extensive review of the Sail Loft that you can read by clicking on the link below. Don’t miss it.

Boston Sail Loft Review

# 4 – New England Aquarium

Boston’s New England Aquarium is a must stop on the list of things to do in Boston. Its incredibly family friendly and highly entertaining. There are the traditional dolphin shows in their outdoor pool along with a host of specials events, Its a circular aquarium that rises high above the ground presenting marine life from around the world. The Aquarium is located on the edge of Downtown Boston and the North End. There are wonderful views of Boston Harbor where the Aquarium is located.

New England Aquarium Website

# 3 – Old State House

The Old State House is one of the stops along the way on the Freedom Trail. This historic building is one of the most important stops in Boston. It is the site of the Boston Massacre where John Adams would wind up defending the British Soldiers who fired and killed the colonists. Just that alone makes it a worthwhile stop. The over 300 year old building looks very strange standing in the middle of modern skyscrapers. Its almost a “back to the future,” moment. One can take guided tours or just browse by themselves inside the magnificent historic building with an old spiral staircase and rooms filled with historic furniture and museum pieces from the American Revolution. Read our in depth review on the Old State House by clicking in the link below.

Old State House Review

# 2 – The Freedom Trail

Boston is one of three of the most historic cities in the United States. Along with New York and Philadelphia, Boston stands as one of the most important cities in the birth of the United States.  One of the greatest experiences any lover of American History can enjoy is walking the Freedom Trail in Boston. It a 2. 5 mile stretch of American History with small street signs guiding you to each landmark. It at times can be hard to follow because the streets sings are circular and are for the most part implanted in the sidewalk. You can spend a day or a couple of days exploring the Freedom Trail because there is so much to see. Below is a list of the landmarks along the Boston Freedom Trail.

1. Boston Common,  Massachusetts State House,  Park Street Church,. Granary Burying Ground,  King’s Chapel, Benjamin Franklin Statue, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House Massacre, Faneuil Hall,  Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Bunker Hill Monument and the final spot on the trail the  USS Constitution.

The video below is a virtual tour of the Freedom Trail.

# 1 – Visit Fenway Park

A visit to Fenway Park is an historic trip into the past. In 2021, Fenway Park stands as the oldest still in operation major league baseball stadium in the United States. Opened in 1912, the only other major league baseball stadium that comes close in age to Fenway Park is Chicago’s Wrigley Field which opened in 1914 two years after Fenway Park opened in 1912. You don’t have to score tickets to a Red Sox game to visit Fenway Park. Throughout the entire year on non-game days, visitors can book tours in Fenway Park for very reasonable prices.  A very gung ho Boston Red Sox fan who works for the stadium will take you on a tour of the entire stadium These are amazing tours that are not to be missed. You will get a chance to sit in the Green Monster, hang out in the old school press box, visit the lockers room and more. Just walking around the stadium will give you chills. This is how baseball stadiums used to feel, its old, its iconic, its legendary and its wonderful.

For a more in-depth review with so many pictures and stories about our tour of Fenway Park, click on the article link below. 

Why A Fenway Park Tour Is One Of The Best Things To Do In Boston

 

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