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The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

Explore and experience the rich history of the city of Boston during your trip at the land of the free. Boston is the biggest city in New England and is located on a hilly peninsula in Massachusetts. The region had been inhabited since at least 2400 B.C. by the Massachusetts tribe of Native Americans, who called the peninsula Shawmut.

Boston is the capital and the most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, and the 21st most populous city among the 50 states. The city proper covers 49 square miles with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, also making it the most populous city of New England.

Boston is well known for its famous baked beans, Fenway Park, The Boston Marathon, and for the bar from Cheers.

Get some online taste and feel of this interesting city with some of its tourist destinations as you go through with your reading.

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)

The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

Founded in 1870 in Copley Square, and later moved to its current Fenway location in 1909. The 17th largest art museum across the globe, measured by the public gallery area. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas. It is home to 8,161 paintings and has more than 1.2 million visitors a year as the 52nd most visited art museum in the world as of 2019.

The museum has a collection of French Impressionist paintings, classical collection of frescos and sculptures from the Villa of the Contrado Bottaro in Pompeii and regular special exhibits

Admission is free of charge for university members and youths aged 17 and below during weekdays and after 3 pm during weekends. Boston public schools have free admission during holidays, otherwise, a $10 fee will be charged to every visitor. During Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution.

Boston Public Garden 

The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

This is also known as The Public Garden, a large park at the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston Common. Established in 1837 and America’s first public botanical garden. This meticulously maintained nearly 4-acre botanical garden has hundred years old huge trees shading its walking paths, historic statues, and fountains that adorn the greenery and the illustrious swan boats floating peacefully at the middle of its lagoon.  It is centrally located to several neighborhoods and a perfect place to stroll while enjoying the scenery.

Fenway Park Tour 

The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

Experience the one-hour park walking tour with Fenway’s experienced your guides.  The old Fenway Park is Boston’s most cherished landmark, the home of the Boston Red Sox. This a must-see for sports junkies as well as history and architecture lovers.

The park is located in the south of Kenmore Square, in Yawkey Way. And can be easily accessed via the MBTA subway. Fenway Park is famous for its uniquely shaped playing field and towering left-field wall known as the Green Monster and is wheelchair accessible.

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum 

The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

This museum is interactive, high tech, the floating museum is located on the Congress Street Bridge, and it sits on a barge of the water that makes this museum unique.

Through a multi-sensory experience that includes live actors, interactive exhibits, restored tea ships, and full-scale replica 18-century sailing vessels is what makes this site indelible.  

John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

This is dedicated to the memory of America’s 35th president, John F. Kennedy. It is located on Columbia Point in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, next to the University of Massachusetts.

The Kennedy family is synonymous with the legacy of Boston, and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Dorchester inspires its visitors to deepen their understanding of one of the city’s most famous sons. The vision of the library evolved into a modern monument and memorial to the former president.

The building is the official repository for original papers and correspondence of the Kennedy Administration and special bodies of publish and unpublished materials like books and papers by and about Ernest Hemingway. The museum is also full of fascinating artifacts, photos, videos and interesting items like dresses of John’s wife, Jackie.

Old North Church 

The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

Founded in 1722 and Boston’s oldest surviving church. This is one of Freedom Trail’s most visited historical sites, known for the phrase “one if by land, and two if by sea”, and the midnight ride of Paul Revere.  

This church is remembered today as a symbol of patriot defiance. The story of the Old North is a reflection of the deepening division between “Friends of the Government” and “Sons of Liberty” in Revolutionary Boston.

Boston Brewery Tours 

The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

On this junket, you have three options: the classic tour, specialty tour and the private tours depending on your preference.

On the classic tour, you will learn about beer ingredients and its brewing process. You will have the opportunity to take a sip of the roasted malt and smell the classic German Noble hops that give Boston Lager that distinct aroma and taste that made it as an American original.

Specialty Tour is where you will learn about the barrel aging history and process. You will be enjoying three brewery-exclusive barrel-aged beers paired with some amazing local cheese.

The private tour is usually scheduled every 11:30 am, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm during weekdays. This is where their guides will teach your group about the ingredients they are using. A glimpse of their brewhouse and four sample beers which include two experimental styles.

Yummy Walks

The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

This is where Boston’s history and food tasting meet. Yummy Walks offers fun and delicious, food tasting and discovery walking tour.

This three and a half hour tour is all about giving everyone a taste and experience of giant, mouth-watering food, culture, people and history of Boston. This tour highlights the city’s different neighborhoods filled with history, fascinating architecture and great food from its restaurants and markets.

Beacon Hill

The TOP 10 Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts

This is one of Boston’s most picturesque areas and the city’s historical neighborhood. It has steep streets lined with Federal-style and Victorian brick row houses lit with antique lanterns.

Take time to walk around this brownstone-lined streets and take a photo on Acorn Street that is something to reminisce. This area is the home to some of Boston’s most popular landmarks and attractions that include the Freedom Trail. You can also pass through Charles Street and Louisbourg Square, where the home of some of Boston’s lavish properties is located.

The Arnold Arboretum

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is an arboretum located in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale neighborhoods of Boston. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and is the second largest “link” in the Emerald Necklace.

It is a living museum dedicated to the study and appreciation of woody plants. Within arboretum’s 281 acres are 15,000 trees, shrubs, and vines which are scientifically documented and available for teaching and research.

Boston is undoubtedly one of the best cities in America – and the world! To discover more HERE.

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