Top 30 Boston Sights, According to VisitingNewEngland
Boston Travel and Vacation
Attractions for the Whole Family!
A view of Boston from the Boston Public
Article, photos by Eric Hurwitz --
created for VisitingNewEngland.com on 12/16/2022. @newenglandinfo
These travel list type of posts can be
so subjective but with that in mind, here our our top personally
favorite top 30 sights in Boston...
1. Catch a game at Fenway Park, home of the World Series Champion
Boston Red Sox.
Homemade baked goods from Mike's Pasty in the North End.
2. Take a walk through the Italian-flavored North End neighborhood of
Boston. Experience some of the world's best pastries at Mike's, buy some fresh bread at Bova's, and
authentic Italian meal at Al Dente!
3. See the entire Boston skyline (and beyond) at the 52nd floor Prudential Building
4. Take a walk or jog along the scenic Charles River at Storrow Dr.
It's like an oasis in this bustling city with nice water views,
seemingly fresher air, and even uptight people more relaxed, courtesy
of the green landscapes and placid water! You can also walk or jog
Memorial Drive, on the other side of the Charles, where the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are just a
few steps away!
5. Visit one of the best science museums in the country: the Boston
Museum of Science with its IMAX films, Planetarium shows and more
than 700 interactive exhibits.
6. Experience the European flavor of Newbury Street,
with its shops and
7. See historic Boston sites by walking the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail.
8. Eat pizza at a local Boston landmark -- Santarpio's in East Boston
where the fresh Italian pizza has people lined out the door!
9. Try some delicious clam chowder (and seafood dinners) at the Union
Oyster House (41 Union St., Boston, MA, 617- 227-2750) -- America's
oldest restaurant established in 1826.
10. Admire the more than 100 galleries of art at the world-famous Boston Museum of
11. Come the 250-year-old, beautifully restored Faneuil
Marketplace where shopping and dining opportunities abound in a
12. Walk the beautiful Brownstone neighborhoods of Beacon
Acorn St. at Beacon Hill.
13. Take a tour of the Boston State House
including its marble floor corridors and the "Hall of Flags" where
Massachusetts Soldiers are honored and remembered.
14. See the first public botanical garden in the United States at the
spectacular 24-acre Boston Public Garden. It is part of the beautiful
Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States! In the
winter, make sure to check out the Common's Frog Pond for ice skating!
15. Take a seasonal swan boat ride at the Public Garden lagoon.
Swan Boat ride.
16. Visit the Paul Revere House (19 North Sq
Boston, MA, 617-523-2338, the oldest building in downtown Boston built
in 1680. It's located in the North End.
17 Attend the legendary Boston
Marathon, typically held every April on Patriots
18. Visit the beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Museum (280 Fenway
Boston, MA, 617-566-1401) where three floors of art surround a stunning
year-round indoor garden.
19. Enjoy an old school Boston neighborhood restaurant: The Pleasant Cafe in Roslindale (4515 Washington
St.). The focus is on great comfort food (particularly the pizza),
drink, atmosphere and service. The Pleasant Cafe has only gone through
one ownership change since opening in 1937!
20. Check out the Boston
Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops at the
grand Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, 617-266-7575).
Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma playing at the BSO.
21. Shop the 75 stores at the upscale shops at Prudential
Boylston St.), including Saks Fifth Avenue, Legal Seafoods, Eataly and Barnes
and Noble. A walkway connects to Copley
Place for more shops and
22. Experience the Theater District, which includes the Boch
Wilbur Theater and
23. Enjoy Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins games and other events at
Garden (a sports and entertainment complex at 1 Fleetcenter
Pl Boston, MA, 617-624-1050).
Boston Celtics playing at the TD Garden.
24. Admire the magnificent landscapes and 7,000-plus plants at the
Arboretum (125 Arborway,
Jamaica Plain, MA,, 617-524-1718). It's the oldest public arboretum in
North America, but timeless!
25. Go on a Boston
Duck Tour. This is a great way to learn more about Boston through
narrated tours by the most significant attractions in a World War II
amphibious-like vehicle that, at one point of the tour, submerges into
the Charles River!
26. Visit the New
England Aquarium (1 Central Wharf, Boston,
617-973-5200) featuring a 200,000 gallon Carribean Corral Reef Tank.
The 200,000 gallon tank is the centerpiece of the New England Aquarium,
and it is one of the region's most popular underwater exhibits. The
reef accommodates not only sharks, sea turtles, barracuda and moray,
but also hundreds of smaller exotic tropical fishes, and it is one of
the most detailed and scientifically accurate recreations of its kind.
27. Catch a comedy shop at the long-time favorite Nick's Comedy Stop
(100 Warrenton St., Boston, MA, 617-482-0930) in the Theater District.
28. Take a seasonal tour of Fenway Park.
29. For the kids, the Boston Children's Museum features many activities
and exhibits centered around science, culture, the arts, literacy, the
environment and health. It is the second oldest children's museum in
the United States!
30. Go to Carson Beach/Castle Island in South Boston --
recreational opportunities include walking, picnicking, jogging,
fishing and swimming. Bostonians often travel hours to idyllic
destinations in Vermont or New
Hampshire to arrive at scenes like this when, in fact, this kind of
Christmas magic resides barely beyond the Route 128 loop.
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