There’s so much to do in Boston, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to go and what to do. Whether it’s your first visit, or you already live in the city, here are some must-see places in Boston!
When I first visited Boston, Newbury Street made me fall in love with the city. The beautiful exterior of the many shops that line the streets make this area one you can’t miss. Plus, if you visit in the summer, you can go to “Open Newbury Street” on Sundays, which closes streets to vehicles, allowing you to enjoy the shops without the annoying traffic.
Located across from the Boston Common, the quaint streets of Beacon Hill offer a unique city experience. Prepare to be transported back in time to colonial days with cobblestone streets and gas lanterns. Many boutiques and restaurants line the streets. You can even visit the original “Cheers” bar.
Fenway Park is one of the most iconic landmarks in Boston. Since 1912, it has been home to the Boston Red Sox. Make sure you buy some tickets and explore one of the most historic baseball stadiums in the country.
Boston Public Garden
Located in the heart of the city, lies a beautiful open space among the concrete streets of Boston. Here you will find beautiful statues along with lush greenery. Make sure you check out the swan boats, which have been in operation since 1877.
Boston Public Library
Need some quiet time? Make sure you go to the Boston Public Library, located in Copley Square. This enormous space offers many things: study rooms, books, history, art and outdoor space. You will be amazed by the beauty that this historic library offers.
The North End is the perfect place for all food lovers. This little neighborhood is home to so many restaurants, but make sure you reserve your table in advance! This popular area of “Boston’s Little Italy” is a must-see spot.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Among the many museums in Boston lies the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. This unique museum is actually a historic home-turned museum which contains some very valuable art. In fact, this museum unfortunately was victim to the largest-value recorded theft of private property in history, with thieves stealing 13 works of art worth $500 million. So make sure you check out this interesting spot in Boston!
This tourist attraction has a very historic background. The marketplace has been in operation since 1743, so you can really feel the colonial spirit here. Also, make sure you grab some souvenirs while you’re there from one of the many Boston-themed stores.
Head over to Seaport and hop on one of the many cruises on the Boston Harbor. This waterfront area really adds to the Boston experience. Whether it’s a whale-watching cruise or a Boston Tea Party reenactment, make sure you bring a jacket because it can get pretty chilly on the water!
Charles River Esplanade
Located along the parkway next to the Charles River, this area gives a beautiful view of Cambridge. You can sit on the dock and watch the many sailboats go by on a nice day, or join the joggers preparing for the Boston marathon!