Travel Guide: What to do in Boston

Travel Guide: What to do in Boston

Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Iris Sinilong

Experience the European charm of Boston this spring! From its amazing and diverse colleges, luxurious hotels and B&Bs, award-winning restaurants, unrivaled cultural scenes, and colonial-era architecture, the bustling city of Boston certainly offers it all. It’s no surprise that the city receives over 18 million travellers every year! In Boston you will get the chance to explore a city where old and new are in a constant tête-à-tête. Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or a long holiday, make sure to add the following attractions to your list! Boston is a great place to explore, fall in love, and delight in unlimited fun.

Main Attractions

Freedom Trail
There’s no better way to discover why Boston is so highly beloved than by getting acquainted with 16 of the city’s Revolutionary landmarks. One can take a self-guided tour or opt for one of many tours available through the Boston Common Visitors Centre at 148 Tremont Street or the Bostrix Booth located at Faneuil Hall.

Tip: Hire a guide and be transported back into time. Tour guides often sport an 1800th accent during the tour.

Fenway Park

Memorial Day game against the Chicago White Sox on May 30, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Image by Joyce Vincent

Memorial Day game against the Chicago White Sox on May 30, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Image by Joyce Vincent

Baseball fans, don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Head over to Fenway Park and explore the home of Red Sox legends, Williams, Yaz, Fisk and Rice. Celebrating 100 years, this is your chance to discover the historic grounds of America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. Tour prices range from $12 to $16.

Faneuil Hall
With over 100 shops, cart vendors, notable retail stores and local artisans, Faneuil Hall is a nice place to visit not only to buy souvenirs but also to have a good meal. During the day, you’ll come across a variety of street performers that help enliven the market’s atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the culture, talk to the locals, and have fun.

New England Aquarium
Enjoy some quality time with the family at the New England Aquarium. Get soaked in a watery world, where you can wave your flippers at cavorting sea lions, befriend the mysterious giant Pacific octopus, and observe the California sea lions in action.

Harvard University and MIT 

Memorial Hall at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Memorial Hall at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Home to two of the most prestigious universities in the country, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge is a definite must-see for visitors travelling to Boston. Free tours are available for both campuses. Each tour lasts for around one hour. If interested, make sure to arrive 30 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Longfellow House
While in Cambridge, also make a stop at Longfellow House, the yellow mansion at 105 Brattle St which used to be the dwelling of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Virtually all the household items and artifacts are original to the four generations of one remarkable family that made significant contributions to the political, cultural, and literary life of New England and the United States.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra live on your visit to Boston. It is one of the country’s five major symphony orchestras, which was founded in 1881. Experience the marvels of one of the finest orchestras in the world and delight in various stirring musical pieces.

To learn more about the city of Boston, speak with a travel agent who’s been there! You can reach us toll-free at 1-800-665-4981.

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