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  • 1

    Head Of The Charles Regatta

    2 Gerrys Landing Road, Cambridge, MA
    76 reviews

    HOCR takes over Cambridge -literally the entire river front- one weekend every October. The course is three miles long, so it's great to walk along the course to check out all the tents with food, samples and swag, or just find a bridge to cheer from. Some spectators watch for crashes under the Weeks Footbridge or the hairpin turn before ...

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  • 2

    Fenway Park

    4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215-3409
    88 reviews

    As a place, interesting for sure. As a event space, really a great slice of local culture. Not so sure I'd want to visit if there wasn't a game on (unless for one of the rare concerts :) )

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  • 3

    Boston Common

    Tremont Street and Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
    85 reviews

    Boston common great place to see a lot of people quiet beautiful park to go sit in and relax on a beautiful evening

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  • 4

    Freedom Trail

    99 Chauncy St., Boston, MA 02111
    60 reviews

    The Freedom Trail winds through most of Boston, so chances are that you will encounter the brick path at some point. There are some awesome things to see along the trail that are all too easily overlooked.

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  • 5

    Harvard Square

    18 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA 02138-3755
    61 reviews

    Studied here for the summer. Always lively! My favorite places are the Harvard Bookstore and Harvard Coop. I can spend hours there!

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  • 6

    Newbury Street

    8 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, United States
    48 reviews

    Really, the fifth avenue of Boston. All along the street, is filled with high end shops, even some of the rare European and Japanese brands that cannot be easily found in the rest of US, excellent spot for browsing the latest fashion. Secondary to the fashion scene, there are also plenty of classy food choices here.

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  • 7

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
    38 reviews

    There are so many things in the MFA, and with the new Art of the Americas wing, there is so much space, a guide is needed to get the most out of a visit. Our docent from Context Travel was excellent and able to cover the range of highlights of the collection including brief stops at the Japanese and ancient ...

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  • 8

    Harvard University

    26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-2902
    44 reviews

    Beautiful campus! Great to check out and have a tour of when visiting Boston for the history and significance of one of the world's top Universities.

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  • 9

    North End

    Hanover Street and Prince Street, Boston, MA 02113
    34 reviews

    This is a slice of Italy, right in Boston! Great cafes and restaurants. Hannover Street is the main tourist draw, but you will find better, less expensive and more authentic food on one of the many side streets. After dinner, don't forget your pastries from Mike's (if you're willing to wait in line) or Modern.

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  • 10

    New England Aquarium

    1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA
    44 reviews

    The aquarium is a nice places to visit with family and friends it was my first time going to an aquarium and I was impress with it all different types of fishes and more I say go and see it for yourself

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  • 11

    USS Constitution Museum

    24 5th St, Charlestown, MA, United States
    39 reviews

    Remember this as a kid. The ship is amazing. The twin is in Baltimore. The museum is newish though and very impressive, especially for teens and even younger kids.

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  • 12

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    4 South Market Building, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02129
    46 reviews

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a fun place to shop. There are a variety of stores from high fashion (Urban outfitter, Victoria's Secret) to novelty (Newbury comics), all the stores are individually accessed from the outside (South and North markets). Many merchants also set up their stands in this popular tourist spot. The concentration of fooderies and restaurants are inside Quincy ...

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  • 13

    Faneuil Hall

    1 Faneuil Hall Sq,, Boston, MA 02109-1632
    34 reviews

    MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE: THIS IS A TOURIST TRAP! That being said, its exactly what you would expect for a touristy kinda spot. A lot of ridiculous souvenir shops, a few regular retail outlets, a number of restaurants, street performers, etc etc etc. It is a great place to relax a little bit during the summer as well. ...

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  • 14

    Public Garden

    Arlington Street and Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
    31 reviews

    I'm ashamed to admit that - I've been in Boston for almost 10 years and this is the first time I've been to the Public Garden and seen the famous Duckies. The Garden neighbors Boston Commons and it is incredible beautiful, even as we are just entering the early months of the Spring. The beautiful little lake, the perfectly placed ...

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  • 15

    Museum of Science

    1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    28 reviews

    Always something new, and great staples that I remember from childhood and still seek out (life size TRex!). There truly is something for all ages, and if you need a few quiet minutes, go find the well hidden library.

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  • 16

    Boston Duck Tours

    1 Science Park, Boston, MA, United States
    22 reviews

    "Quack, Quack!" There is a reason why this is on the to-do list of many Boston tourist. After living in Boston for so many years, I finally went on one. The amphibious vehicle (ducks) from WWII along with a hilariously funny and outgoing tour guide takes you through the historical parts, modern parts, sport parts of the heart of Boston. ...

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  • 17

    Charles River Esplanade

    Storrow Drive, Boston, MA 02116
    19 reviews

    Charles River has always been one of my favorite places. It's vibrant with activities both on water and in the surrounding areas, but at the same time serene and peaceful. The dividing point between Boston and Cambridge, Charles river bridges the historical city with its academic counterpart. In the summer, sailing boats and crew teams are regulars on the river. ...

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  • 18

    TD Banknorth Garden

    100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114-1302
    21 reviews

    TD Garden is the place where you can watch games of the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins. Also there are Concerts and other big events sometimes.

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  • 19

    The Boston Public Library

    700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, United States
    20 reviews

    Boston's library is amazingly beautiful. The courtyard is home to concerts in the summer and other artistic exhibitions are hosted year round. Definitely worth popping in to see if you love old buildings! Also it's free!

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  • 20

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    280 Fenway, Boston, MA, United States
    20 reviews

    An eclectic art museum of high caliber yet in an intimate setting. Though very close to the Museum of Fine Arts and may be the lesser known, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum shines with an unique personality of its own and its former owner has done something rather amazing in constructing this museum. Once you step across the hall way to ...

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