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Things to do in Boston

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Museum of Fine Arts is the fifth largest museum in America with more than 450,000 works of art.”
  • 288 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Whether you are a Red Sox fan or not, experiencing Fenway is a must. If you had the opportunity go see a game. The atmosphere, fans, and food bring out the best in Fenway. If you cant catch a game, then go take a tour. Seeing the Green Monster in person is worth every penny. ”
  • 296 locals recommend
College Science Building
“A world renowned university! Come see how some of the smarted students in the world live and learn. Maybe some of it will rub off on you and help you with your studies.”
  • 211 locals recommend
Park
“Boston Common/Public Garden was created in 1634 and has 80 species of plant. There are places for lunch, picnic and beautiful sight seeing.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Spa
“Newbury St has both popular clothing stores and little-known boutiques; a great place to spend the afternoon shopping and then to settle down for dinner and drinks. ”
  • 259 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Museum of Science is one of the best tours in the city, showing science not as boring or hard to understand, but fun and interesting by revealing concepts in an interactive way and with practical examples in smart and thoughtful attractions for adults and children.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Historic Site
“offering a variety of shopping, restaurants and street performers there is so much to do in and around the area. Hop on a guided city tour, cross the street to visit the New England Aquarium or walk the Rose Kennedy Greenway. You can spend a whole day in this area. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“This unique museum is one of my favorites: Isabella Stewart Gartner built this villa and incorporated her art collection in the building. ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Garden
“Right next to Boston Common lives the Public Gardens. Beautifully landscaped and well manicured, the gardens attract locals and visitors all year round. Stop by the "Make way for ducklings" statue and take a ride on the swan boats. Make sure to see the Washington statue before you head on your way. Its a beautiful way to spend the morning in Boston. ”
  • 180 locals recommend
Route
“The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds between Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.”
  • 160 locals recommend
Park
“Arnold Arboretum is a lovely Park. It has extensive collections of trees from all over the world, some hundreds of years old. Many education opportunities. ”
  • 182 locals recommend
Aquarium
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“If you are looking for a place to entertain your kids look no further than the New England Aquarium. It has Fish, it has Penguins, and most of all it has a large spiral ramp from the first floor all the way to the fifth that your kiddos can run up and down until all their energy is expended and they can no longer protest seeing an old historical church. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“History and Food that's incredible Best of the Best Italian. It gets busy, relax and go with flow. Stroll the side streets and be amazed. ”
  • 177 locals recommend
University
“MIT is a world class university and attracts students, scholars and visitors from around the globe. Beautiful campus and lively event calendar!”
  • 121 locals recommend
Building
“Prudential Center and Newbury Streets are great places to shopping in Boston.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Modern Arts and beautiful view of the harbor. It has a great little restaurant looking out to the sea.”
  • 115 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“If you like Jazz, the Beehive is a must. The brunch is delicious. Just sit at the bar downstairs for a libation of sound.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“The quintessential Cambridge experience. Life Alive has always been here providing exceptionally fresh and healthy salads, bowls and smoothies. Entirely vegetarian with many vegan offerings, you will find this is a very popular local place for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.”
  • 128 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“It is a famous restaurant in Boston. It is on the top of Prudential Center with a good view to see the whole Boston.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Chef Ken Oringer is a 3x James Beard nominee for restauranteur of the year. This is the most NYC in vibe in terms of liveliness and fun. Small plates/tapas focus with delicious food. Great for groups and brunch.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Rock Club
“The Middle East has been an anchor of Central Square for decades. While it sounds like a single venue - it is actually 3 distinct music venues: Middle East Corner (free live music), Middle East Downstairs (larger music venue with covers between $10-20), Middle East Upstairs (more acoustic type acts with small cover).”
  • 79 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Oleana is the best Mediterranean food in Cambridge and possibly all of Massachusetts. In the summer, their garden is a magical place to enjoy a fantastic meal. Great for special occasions or those who appreciate sampling the high-end food scene.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Truly exquisite Spanish tapas and drinks, with a lovely book and record shop in the back, three blocks from home. Wonderful ambience, and prettiest patio in the neighborhood. The crown jewel of Jamaica Plain, in my opinion.”
  • 76 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Top of the line restaurant with you guessed it, only 10 tables. They have added a tiny bar area. Highly recommended. A bit pricey. Reservations required.”
  • 71 locals recommend

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