Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Built in 1742, the marketplace hosted America’s first town meeting. Today, it’s the eighth most-visited tourist attraction in the United States, with 15 million visitors shopping, dining, and enjoying street performers each year.
This has been home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912. Known as “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” Fenway is the nation’s oldest Major League Baseball stadium.
New England Aquarium
A global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation, the waterfront aquarium features thousands of aquatic animals including Myrtle the Turtle who is over 90 years old and weighs in at 550 pounds.
The Lawn on D
A dynamic outdoor event space in the heart of the waterfront district, visitors can enjoy food and beverage, a variety of larger-than-life lawn games, and the infamous illuminated ring-shaped swings that change color when swung at varying speeds and heights.
Established in 1634 and covering 50 acres in the center of the city, the Common is the oldest park in the United States. As a stage for free speech and public assembly, the park hosted a civil rights rally led by Martin Luther King Jr in 1965 and in 1979, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass here.
Bunker Hill Monument
The 221-foot obelisk was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major battle of the Revolutionary War. Situated on the battlefield itself, the monument is open to the public and offers spectacular views of Boston from the top of its 294 steps.
Launched in Boston in 1797, the USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat and earned her nickname “Old Ironsides” during the War of 1812. The ship last sailed under its own power in August 2012 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the war.
Old State House
Built in in 1713 to house the Massachusetts General Court, the Old State House is the oldest surviving public building in Boston and one of the oldest in the United States. The Declaration of Independence was read from the east side balcony to Bostonians 14 days after it was ratified.
A North End staple since 1926, this pizzeria’s secret to making some of the best pizza in the city is its brick oven – built in 1888 and still in perfect working order. There is usually a wait to get in, but the wait is worth it.
Union Oyster House
Boston’s oldest restaurant, established in 1826, claims to be the oldest in continuous operation in the entire country. Best known for its clam chowder and, of course oysters, its famous patrons have included Secretary of State Daniel Webster and President John F. Kennedy, who had a favorite booth in the upstairs dining room, which has since been dedicated in his memory.
75 on Liberty Wharf
Dining with a view! This sleek, modern restaurant serves upscale New England and American fare with an unbeatable view of Boston Harbor.
A North End tradition since 1946, you can’t visit Boston without stopping at this renowned Italian bakery for one of its famous cannoli or lobster tail pastries. A tip from the locals: they don’t take credit cards so be sure to bring cash for all of your goodies!
Arts and Museums
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
The fifth-largest museum in the United States, it contains more than 450,000 works of art, ranging from Egyptian artifacts to paintings by Monet and Van Gogh.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Actors in period costumes perform historic reenactments of one of the most iconic events of revolutionary New England. This interactive experience allows you to join a Sons of Liberty Meeting led by Samuel Adams, dump tea into the harbor, and learn the history of Paul Revere’s infamous ride.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
The Kennedy family is synonymous with the legacy of Boston, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library allows visitors to deepen their understanding of one of the city’s most famous sons. The museum features items kept by Kennedy in the Oval Office, including original documents, royal gifts, and more.
Museum of Science
With 700-plus exhibits that include Colossal Fossils, the Hall of Human Life, and Nanotechnology; there is no shortage of fun for young and old alike.
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