Things To Do
Boston Attractions, Activities & Things to Do
With a history that begins as early as the 1600s, Boston, Massachusetts is a vibrant city that offers visitors and residents a unique mixture of modern conveniences and rich historic roots. From the infamous Boston Tea Party to the Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston is steeped in history and played a major role in the formation of our country.
But history isn't the only reason more than 16 million visitors come to Boston each year. The city is also filled with interesting museums, stunning monuments and landmarks, exciting cultural events, professional sports teams, top-notch colleges and universities, beautiful parks and family attractions.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center - With more than 500,000 square feet of flexible meeting, event and convention space, a huge ballroom, eight registration areas, modern facility amenities, and a location near top airports and transportation, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is Boston's premier event venue.
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center - This state-of-the-art convention and meeting facility offers flexible meeting and event space with high-tech amenities and a range of planning services for trade shows, industry events, conventions, meetings and weddings. Connected to by sky bridge to popular Boston hotels, restaurants, and shopping, this venue is popular with meeting planners looking for an overall experience in downtown Boston's Back Bay district.
Fenway Park - Home to the popular Boston Red Sox major league baseball team, historic Fenway Park is baseball's oldest professional stadium and offers a full schedule of baseball games from April through September. This historic brick and stone ballpark is dear to baseball fans of all ilk for its place in the popular all-American pastime. Enjoy a guided tour of Fenway Park tour on non-game days or settle in for a family friendly day of baseball fun when the Red Sox are in town.
Boston Public Library - Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library was the first public library in the country and is still one of the largest libraries in the United States. With more than 9 million books in its collections, free wireless Internet access and 26 branches serving Boston's neighborhoods, this library is a staple of daily life in Boston.
Newbury Street - Situated in Boston's historic Back Bay area, this popular shopping and entertainment district offers an abundance of restaurants, eclectic shops, high-end retailers and historic architecture.
Boston Common - Boston Common is the oldest public park in America and offers both residents and visitors 50 pristine acres of natural beauty in the center of downtown Boston. The park features an abundance of fountains, walking paths, a small suspension bridge, statues, ride on swan shaped boats and search for the head of the popular Freedom Trail.
Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market - Explore Boston's oldest marketplaces, and enjoy a myriad of shops, restaurants, international food stalls, souvenir vendors, street musicians and performers, and plenty of special events at this lively attraction.
Boston Children's Museum - Kids of all ages will delight at the hands-on fun available at this historic museum founded in 1913. Build something big in the constructions zone, make a masterpiece in the art center, put on a play at the Kid Stage, learn all about recycling and get scientific in the Playlab.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) - With its huge collection of more than 450,000 works of art, the MFA plays host to more than one million visitors each year who come to view everything from Japanese art and French Impressionist paintings, to ancient Egyptian art and contemporary pieces.
TD Banknorth Garden - Cheer on the Boston Celtics basketball team or the Boston Bruins hockey team at this modern, 19,600-seat sports arena and enjoy a full calendar of concerts and special events hosted by the complex throughout the year.
Boston Museum of Science - Kids of all ages will enjoy this fun museum that fosters the love
of science and technology through interactive science exhibits, an IMAX theater, a planetarium, kid friendly activities, live demonstrations, and educational programming.
Harvard Square - A popular tourist destination, this historic square offers visitors a range of activities and attractions, unique shops, restaurants, a movie theater, outdoor public chess tables, street performers, and a historic cemetery.
Berklee School of Music - Established n 1945, this contemporary music college offers undergraduate degree programs for music students in the areas of composition, film scoring, music management, education, engineering, performance, songwriting and more to over 4,000 students each year.
New England Aquarium - This popular aquarium is notable for its cutting-edge exhibits of marine life in naturalized habitats and offers visitors a look at more than 70 exhibits of aquatic animals and fish, including penguins, stingrays, jellies, seals, piranhas, coral sharks, turtles and rare leafy sea dragons. The aquarium is also home to an IMAX theater and offers guided whale watching tours.
Trinity Church - Founded in 1733, this historic church in Boston's Copley Square features Richardsonian Romanesque architectural design, hand painted murals, stunning stained glass windows, and an unusual exterior staircase. The church offers regular services and is open to the public daily for guided tours.