Boston, Massachusetts - Do & See

Despite its traditions and its idyllic façade, Boston has more than its fair share of excitement. With more than 20 universities, including world-famous Harvard University, and over 100,000 students, Boston is the quintessential college town. From its outstanding live music venues to the bass bumping clubs of Lansdowne Street, Boston pulses with the energy of youth.

Freedom Trail

Celebrating Boston’s preeminent role in the American Revolution, this 2.5 mile trail offers a stroll through history as well as a glimpse of the beauty of the modern city.

Public TransportTake Red or Green line to Park Street Station
More InfoThe beginning of the trail is located at the Boston Common Visitor Center

Public Gardens

Established in 1837, the Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America. No visit to the Garden is complete without a cruise on the lagoon in the park’s famous swan boats.

Public TransportTake Red or Green line to Park Street Station
More InfoThe Public Garden is adjacent to Boston Common.

Duck Tour

While visitors ride in a World War II amphibious landing vehicle, the tour begins with a drive past the historic sights of downtown Boston and comes to a dramatic close by splashing into the Charles River for a sightseeing cruise of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.

Phone+1 617 267 3825
More InfoTours leave from either the Museum of Science or the Prudential Center

New England Aquarium

Featuring sharks, penguins, seals and over 2,000 other species of aquatic life, the aquarium is a must see in Boston. Deep-sea whale watching tours on the Atlantic Ocean can also be arranged from inside the Aquarium.

Address1 Central Wharf, South Boston
Phone+1 617 973 5200
Public TransportAquarium

Boston Children's Museum

The Boston Children's Museum has been creating innovative, hands-on exhibits to engage and educate children and their families about such subjects as science, world cultures, health, art and literacy.

Address308 Congress Street
Phone+1 617 426 6500

Boston Open Studios

Hosts events in Boston's historic art communities in which participants can meet with artists and purchase local art as well as hear music and visit area retail shops and restaurants.

Boston Public Library

Take a tour or peruse the holdings of the nation's first public library, which also displays the works of famous artists and sculptors.

Address700 Boylston Street
Phone+1 617 536 5400

Boston Blazers at TD Garden

Boston is a very athletic city and even has a professional indoor lacrosse team, the Boston Blazers. Check out a game at TD Garden, which also hosts the Bruins and the Celtics as well as other live shows.

Address100 Legends Way
Phone+1 617 624 1050

Boston Bruins at TD Garden

Five-time Stanley Cup Champions, Boston's National Hockey League Team was the first team to be awarded a franchise in the NHL in 1924. Games are played at TD Garden which also hosts the Blazers lacrosse and Celtics basketball teams as well as other live shows.

Address100 Legends Way
Phone+1 617 624 1900

Boston Celtics at TD Garden

Founded in 1946, the Celtics have won the most championships of any NBA team–17 to be exact. Games are played at TD Garden, which also hosts Bruins hockey and Blazers lacrosse games as well as other live shows.

Address100 Legends Way
Phone+1 866 423 5849

Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park

Take the family out to historic Fenway Park to see Boston's Major League Baseball team, the Red Sox, who have been around since 1901.

Address4 Yawkey Way
Phone+1 617 226 6000

Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum

Founded by philanthropist and supporter of the arts Isabella Stuart Gardner, the museum houses her private collection and works to uphold her life's mission of encouraging the development of new artists.

Address280 Fenway
Phone+1 617 566 1401
Opening hoursWednesday-Monday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 p.m.

Franklin Park Zoo

See hundreds of animals from around the world at the Franklin Park Zoo, which is open year-round.

AddressOne Franklin Park Road
Phone+1 617 541 5466
Opening hoursSummer hours: Weekdays from 10 a.m-5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Winter hours: Daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

USS Constitution

Nicknamed "Old Ironsides", the USS Constitution is best known for its naval victories during the War of 1812, fought between the United States and Britain.

Address1 Constitution Road, Charlestown
Phone+1 617 426 1812
Opening hoursWinter hours (Nov.1-March 31): Thursday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Summer hours (April 1-Oct. 31): Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Two MCCA-operated Boston convention centers, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, have received the rare gold standard of certification from the International Association of Congress Centres. The MCCA also operates the MassMutual Center in nearby Springfield, Massachusetts.

Address415 Summer Street
Phone+1 617 954 2000

Boston Convention Center

The largest convention center in New England, the Boston Convention Center hosts major industrial and public events annually.

Address415 Summer Street
Phone+1 617 954 2000