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  • 1

    Fenway Park

    4.5
    91 reviews

    Even if you despise the Red Sox, you have to take in a game at Fenway if you are there in season and they are playing. The whole experience is unique even if you've been to other ballparks. Whether you enter on Yawkey Way or Lansdowne Street, you will experience local flavor. When you enter, you are stepping into history. ...

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  • 2

    Head Of The Charles Regatta

    5
    77 reviews

    Watch this amazing display of sculling skill! Every October the Charles river comes alive as collegiate rowers attempt to best each other on the river. The boat is about 15 minutes from this event, and definitely worth the trip to check out!

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  • 3

    Boston Common

    4.5
    86 reviews

    It was a hot day and I found myself in Boston Common. Kids were playing in the nearby playground and outdoor fountain, and the financial district sat waiting for me ahead. A musician was performing several feet away, serving as a wonderful soundtrack to my afternoon. It was then that I fell asleep on the grass and woke up with ...

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  • 4

    Freedom Trail

    4.5
    63 reviews

    The Freedom Trail is a great tourist activity to do with family, friends, or even just yourself. It's a marked path through some of the most well-known historical sites in the city, including the Old North Church, Boston Common, Paul Revere House, USS Constitution, Faneuil Hall, the State House, and the site of the Boston Massacre, just to name a ...

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  • 5

    Harvard Square

    4.5
    61 reviews

    Vibrant area just off Harvard campus with quirky shops, great restaurants and cool street performers. Everything you need in one place!

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  • 6

    Newbury Street

    4.5
    50 reviews

    Long street with a lot of sights, great shopping areas and restaurants. It's in the Back Bay area of Boston,

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    Harvard University

    4.5
    47 reviews

    Arguably the world's best university and certainly the richest. I work in the 'other Cambridge' in the UK, but it's hard not to be impressed by both Harvard's resources and the way it uses them. Lots of beautiful buildings as well and plenty for tourists.

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  • 8

    New England Aquarium

    4
    45 reviews

    I'm not really a fan of aquariums per se, but this one is very impressive and I think more thoughtfully curated than most. Lots of exhibits for kids and teens.

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  • 9

    Museum of Fine Arts

    4.5
    38 reviews

    I can't stay away from MFA. They have an incredible collection! I've also been quite taken with some of the recent exhibitions, including glass artist Chihuly, a 60's fashion retrospective, and photography from women in the Arab world. Just stunning!

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  • 10

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    4
    48 reviews

    The quintessential tourist stop in Boston. Grab a drink at Cheers, eat at Dicks Last Resort, or simply people watch. On site you will also find Qunicy Market, one of the nations oldest and continuously operating markets in the US. Buy a Lobstahh Roll in the same building Paul Revere bought produce!

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  • 11

    USS Constitution Museum

    4.5
    39 reviews

    We got to the USS Constitution a little too late to join the last tour, but the museum was still open. Admission is donations only. They have an exhibit with model ships people built, which are just amazing! They are very detailed and impressive. Kids would have fun upstairs experiencing what it would be like to scrub the floors of ...

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  • 12

    North End

    4.5
    37 reviews

    A visit to Boston merits a dinner in the North End, a far more authentic Italian-American neighborhood than New York's Little Italy. Most of the restaurants you walk into are a good bet, and be sure to stop in one of the Italian style bars for an espresso or grappa after dinner.

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  • 13

    Public Garden

    4.5
    32 reviews

    What a beautiful park in the middle of downtown boston! It's so peaceful with the little lake in the center. Great place to take a stroll or have a picnic on a sunny day!

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  • 14

    Museum of Science

    4.5
    30 reviews

    This is the place for the whole family to spend a day. There is a large parking garage and the cost is reasonable. Whether you are interested in engineering, math, astronomy, biology, archeology, medicine, or nature, there is an exhibit for you. Check out the live animal exhibit, too. There is also a food court and a shop with all ...

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  • 15

    Faneuil Hall

    4
    34 reviews

    This beautiful marketplace and meeting hall located near the glorious waterfront has something going on year round and all hours of the day to peak every family member’s interest. At night it is lit up with numerous restaurants and food stands, and during the day you can shop the various markets.

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  • 16

    Boston Duck Tours

    4.5
    24 reviews

    I didn't realise that I would have sooooo much fun with this tour! Its not only for the kids. As a matter of fact there were more adults during the tour :) I had wanted so much to volunteer to drive the "amphibian" but to shy to volunteer. The driver who guided us even sounded like a duck "quack"

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  • 17

    TD Banknorth Garden

    4.5
    21 reviews

    I watched the game of BRUINS, and I could really enjoy this)) A cheapest ticket is available from 89.5USD. Though you may feel a lil bit high, it is worth for watching

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  • 18

    The Boston Public Library

    4.5
    23 reviews

    The BPL is comprised of two connected buildings: the old library and the new library. The new one is a stereotypical city library, and nothing too special. The old library, however, is a beautiful piece of architecture and resembles a museum more than a house of books. You can take a tour to learn about the various marble statues, marvel ...

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  • 19

    Old North Church

    4.5
    24 reviews

    This historic church was made famous by Paul Revere, and his house is actually located nearby. Beautiful building in a great part of the city.

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  • 20

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    4.5
    21 reviews

    Modeled after a Venetian palazzo, with a lovely courtyard garden the Gardner has a superb collection of art, paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, manuscripts... well a list start to looks a little boring, but the museum is anything but. It's like going to a museum in a major capitol of Europe without flying. I love this place in the winter ...

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