The Best of Boston Attractions
Enjoy Walking Distance to the City’s Gems
The city is full of historical sites, a variety of tours and many other key attractions in Boston. View our favorites below, ideally designed to keep any visitor entertained—young or old!
The Freedom Trail
Explore America’s history by taking the Freedom Trail, the most popular choice among Boston attractions. See all the major historical places in Boston by walking along this 2.5 mile long trail that starts at the Boston Common and stretches till Bunker Hill in Charlestown, covering all famous locations from the American Revolution. The red line takes you through sixteen main historical locations, which include Faneuil Hall Old Meeting House, Paul Revere's home and others.
Boston Public Garden
Get some sun at the Boston Public Garden, the oldest U.S. botanical garden situated down Charles Street nearby Boston Common. Be sure to see the Swan Boats and Boston’s Ducklings, one of the most famous Boston, MA attractions.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is commonly known as the Quincy market and is an excellent place to shop and dine in Boston.
Old Town Trolley Tours
Witness the best of Boston on this 100-minute, fully narrated trolley tour. As the official tour of the Boston Red Sox, guests will enjoy 17 stops, including Fenway Park, where you may shop and dine. Each ticket comes with free admission to the Old State House Museum, a guidebook, and coupons worth over $50 in savings.
Boston Duck Tours
Take one of the most popular tours in and around Boston and see the best of the city in a combined land and sea tour. World War II vehicles take you on a drive through the most famous sites and attractions before setting you out onto the Charles River for a scenic harbor cruise.
Boston Public Library
The Boston Public Library was built in 1848 and was the first free publicly supported municipal library in America and the first public library to lend a book and the first with a children's room. On the National Register of Historic Places, the library building is reminiscent of an Italian Renaissance palace surrounding an open courtyard. It holds more than 650,000 photographs, 100,000 prints and 250 different papers in the “Newspaper Room.”
New England Aquarium
Gaze upon over 7,000 fish and aquatic mammals, including penguins, giant turtles, barracudas, stingrays and sharks. Watch as scuba divers feed the sharks and fish several times and get up close and personal with sea stars, sea urchins and horseshoe crabs in the tide pool.
Boston's North End
Explore the city's oldest residential district where people have lived since its settlement in the 1660s. It is the birthplace of the Revolution and the center of Italian culture and cuisine. Take a stroll and stop for a cappuccino at one of many area cafes.
Opened in 1986, Harpoon Brewery received the first permit in twenty five years by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to brew and package beer. Visit for tastings, Tuesdays through Sundays, and enjoy a tour every Saturday and Sunday.
This vibrant center of life in the city of Boston offers over 300 independent jewelers and over 200 retailers. Specialty stores such as Bromfield Camera, Brattle Book Shop, and Windsor Button complement flagships like Macy*s, H&M, and Borders.