We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Attractions (210)
Activities (139)
Nightlife (158)
Shopping (77)

Things to do in Boston

All
Cultural
Outdoors
Landmarks
Performances
Museums
Sports
Amusement
Zoos & Aquariums
Name
#1 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections... more » Owner description: Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art. « less
Map | Visitor photos (435)
#2 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Concerts
Map | Visitor photos (11)
#3 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields

Fenway Park is the oldest Major League baseball park in the United States. Its small, intimate atmosphere really allows you to feel like you are "in the game." On a warm summer... more »

Map | Visitor photos (1200)
#4 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Symphonies
Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the Charles River Esplanade.
Map | Visitor photos (21)
#5 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone... more » Owner description: This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in the architecture and aromas of delicious food, and visit Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church while you're in the neighborhood. « less
Map | Visitor photos (200)
#6 of 210 attractions in Boston
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Gardens
Owner description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing... more » Owner description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden. « less
Map | Visitor photos (476)
#7 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Trails

There are at least seven Different Tour Companies that tour guests on the Freedom Trail:  The Freedom Trail Foundation :Daily tours every hour on the hour from 11-4 from Boston... more »

Map | Visitor photos (953)
#8 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Libraries; Art Museums

The Boston Public Library was the first large municipally-funded public library in America.  It has a central location right in the heart of Copley Square, facing the Trinity... more »

Map | Visitor photos (204)
#9 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Gardens; Parks
Owner description: Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and... more » Owner description: Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and vines. « less
Map | Visitor photos (127)
#10 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Monuments/ Statues; History Museums
Owner description: The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, six... more » Owner description: The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, six main Nazi death camps and the candles on a menorah. « less
Map | Visitor photos (93)
#11 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: History Museums; Libraries; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Relive the Kennedy era in this dynamic combination museum and library, where your visit starts with a short film and then... more » Owner description: Relive the Kennedy era in this dynamic combination museum and library, where your visit starts with a short film and then leaves you on your own to explore a series of fascinating exhibits, including the Kennedy-Nixon debate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the space program, 1960s campaign paraphernalia and displays about Jacqueline and other Kennedy family members. The striking, I.M. Pei-designed building overlooks the water and the Boston skyline. « less
Map | Visitor photos (227)
#12 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
Owner description: The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War for Independence that led to the birth of America. On... more » Owner description: The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War for Independence that led to the birth of America. On that fateful night in 1775, the two lanterns in the steeple told Paul Revere that the British were approaching by boat, not on foot. « less
Map | Visitor photos (131)
#13 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Neighborhoods
Map | Visitor photos (93)
#14 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: History Museums; Ships
Owner description: At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American... more » Owner description: At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American History! It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts – it’s an adventure! Located on the Congress Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, this floating museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here,” are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel. Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773. Stop in at Abigail’s Tea Room for teatime and visit the Gift Shop for special souvenirs. It’s educational, entertaining and enlightening — an experience not to be missed by adults and children of all ages. Your tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will last approximately one hour and will take you through a variety of displays that are interconnected. The tour is designed to give you the opportunity to participate, explore and learn about the people, events and consequences that led up to the American Revolution in the order in which they actually occurred more than 230 years ago. « less
Map | Visitor photos (193)
#15 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps.... more » Owner description: The famous Boston Brahmin neighborhood of red brick sidewalks, cobblestoned streets, elegant townhouses and gas street lamps. « less
Map | Visitor photos (121)
#16 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: National Parks; Islands
Owner description: This National Park consists of 34 small islands just off shore in Boston Harbor. The most popular, George's Island, is home... more » Owner description: This National Park consists of 34 small islands just off shore in Boston Harbor. The most popular, George's Island, is home to Fort Warren, a Civil War Landmark that housed Confederate prisoners. Visitors to the 12 islands open for exploration can camp, kayak, tour lighthouses, ride harbor ferries, hike and swim. « less
Map | Visitor photos (75)
#17 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, Boston’s only colonial era printing experience, will opened its doors to the public on... more » Owner description: The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, Boston’s only colonial era printing experience, will opened its doors to the public on April 15, 2011, We are open daily 11:30 to 5pmLocated along the Freedom Trail at the historic Clough House, which is owned by and conveniently located adjacent to Old North Church.With the opening of the colonial print shop on April 15, visitors will have the opportunity to engage living historians working their printers trade in pre-revolutionary Boston. These same printers were at the vanguard of citizen angst over British governmental policies that Bostonians felt violated their rights as Englishmen.We offer unique personal encounters with history and colonial printing. As Boston’s only colonial trade experience and only colonial living history interpretive experience, our historic equipment, live demonstrations, interpreters and historic settings enable new levels of understanding how colonial printing affected communities and sparked a revolution in America.We seek to recreate this experience for visitors and school groups to Boston’s Freedom Trail and to rekindle the spirit of Samuel Adams who urged fellow citizens to join this “animating contest of Liberty!” « less
Map | Visitor photos (12)
#18 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Parks
Owner description: Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect... more » Owner description: Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city. « less
Map | Visitor photos (391)
#19 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Ships; Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; History Museums
Owner description: At the USS Constitution Museum you don't just learn about history, you EXPERIENCE it! Furl a a sail, fire a cannon, and... more » Owner description: At the USS Constitution Museum you don't just learn about history, you EXPERIENCE it! Furl a a sail, fire a cannon, and scrub the decks to learn what life was like at sea over 200 years ago. Stop in the NEW "Old Ironsides Discovery Center" to learn the causes and consequences of the War of 1812 and how the ship earned her famous nickname "Old Ironsides." Fun for all ages, admission is simply by donation! Located across from the ship in the historic Boston National Park, Charlestown Navy Yard. Open Daily. The Museum is private non-profit Museum. « less
Map | Visitor photos (502)
#20 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites
Owner description: The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams, is also the final resting place... more » Owner description: The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams, is also the final resting place for Mother Goose. « less
Map | Visitor photos (127)
#21 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Parks; Historic Sites
The site of a fort erected in 1634, Castle Island is a great place to walk, jog or just unwind and enjoy the view.
Map | Visitor photos (55)
#22 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Ballets
Map | Visitor photos (2)
#23 of 210 attractions in Boston
Owner description: Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution! Visitors will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience 18th-century chocolate... more » Owner description: Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution! Visitors will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience 18th-century chocolate as it was enjoyed by some of Boston’s most famous Revolutionary-era patriots. This new shop, the only of its kind in New England, explores the history of chocolate, including how it was produced and consumed during the American colonial period, and its connections to Boston and the Old North Church. Daily demonstrations explore how the chocolate was made and consumed by some of Boston’s most famous Revolutionary-era patriots as well as Captain Newark Jackson for whom the shop is named.The shop is located in the same building as the Printing Offices of Edes and Gill, the Clough House at 21 Unity Street, Boston. Don't miss this exciting and unique experience! « less
Map | Visitor photos (18)
#24 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Islands; Lighthouses
Map | Visitor photos (50)
#25 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Children's Museums
Owner description: Highlights of this interactive museum include the "Science Playground," featuring giant soap bubble-making tools and the "New... more » Owner description: Highlights of this interactive museum include the "Science Playground," featuring giant soap bubble-making tools and the "New Balance Climb," which teaches kids the laws of physics while navigating through a two-story-high maze. « less
Map | Visitor photos (58)
#26 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: Spend a couple of hours or the whole day at this hands-on museum that has something exciting for everyone. Touch a lizard,... more » Owner description: Spend a couple of hours or the whole day at this hands-on museum that has something exciting for everyone. Touch a lizard, watch chickens hatching, see lightning being created and enjoy hundreds of other exhibits, where you can't help but learn something new about science and technology. Hold onto the edge of your seat at the IMAX movie theater, which costs extra. « less
Map | Visitor photos (291)
#27 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Parks; Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Owner description: A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade is also home to the Hatch Shell, where the Boston... more » Owner description: A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade is also home to the Hatch Shell, where the Boston Pops holds its annual summer concerts. « less
Map | Visitor photos (45)
#28 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Islands; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
Map | Visitor photos (28)
#29 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Art Museums; Gardens

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the Fenway area of Boston features a fine art collection housed in a building that is a work of art in itself.  The Venetian-style palace is... more »

Map | Visitor photos (44)
#30 of 210 attractions in Boston
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Boston's chic shopping address mixes elegant boutiques with funky salons and trendy galleries.
Map | Visitor photos (44)
Trusted travel advice about Boston