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Boston Things to Do – Attractions & Must See

Boston Things to Do

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and one of the largest cities on the East Coast. This city is one filled with history, shops, a waterfront, and lots of museums.

From the pathways of the Freedom Trail to the inviting waterfront, a trip to Boston is a chance to connect with the founding of America directly. Even a brief stay can be highly rewarding.

The Freedom Trail

Getting a feel for Boston is easy via the Freedom Trail. The trail is simply a red brick line that you can follow from one point to the next. Here, the focus is on Boston when it was a hotbed of revolutionary activity. The trail will bring you to places such Beacon hill where you can see the entire city. From there, you can take the trail to see much of Boston. Popular highlights include Boston Common, the North End and the Boston Tea Party Museum. Signs along all two and half miles of the trail provide you with information about what you’re seeing when you’re there. There’s sixteen stops in all, making it easy to catch all of them or just a few.

The Waterfront

Boston was and is a real port. One of the most delightful attractions along the waterfront is the New England Aquarium. The aquarium is small but it makes an inviting place to take the kids. They have a very nice collection of sea mammals and penguins that form of the bottom of the exhibit while you make your way from above. You can enjoy lunch at many nearby seafood restaurants. You can also take a boat for a look at the city from the waters. Or you can visit some off shore islands and get out to the Stellwagen Banks off the coast to go whale-watching.

City Museums

Boston is also home to many museums. One of the biggest is the Museum of Science. Four floors of exhibitions are easily enough to keep the kids occupied for a full day. If you like the arts, the Boston Fine Arts Museum is a must-see with over four hundred thousand objects in their collection from all over the world and a wing devoted to American art.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Boston. 

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