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  • 1

    Fenway Park

    91 reviews

    You can’t visit Boston without stopping by Fenway Park! It is truly a remarkable experience for every member of the family. Whether you have the time to hang out for a baseball game, take a tour, or only a small amount of time to drive or walk by, it is the pinnacle of Boston and a must-see for your trip.

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  • 2

    Head Of The Charles Regatta

    77 reviews

    HOCR takes over Boston and 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 ...

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  • 3

    Boston Common

    86 reviews

    This is a beautiful, peaceful place in the middle of the city. In the summer, you can't beat walking through the gardens and in winter there is a popular skating rink.

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  • 4

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    56 reviews

    How lucky we are that this area has been saved from any development. It is absolutely beautiful and pristine, take your walking shoes and plan on a couple of hours to thoroughly enjoy this gift of Nature.

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  • 5

    Freedom Trail

    63 reviews

    As a kid, the Freedom Trail just seemed like another "museum stop" that my dad would drag me to, but as an adult I've come to appreciate the unique way it educates people about Boston. The 2.5 mile red trail leads you to roughly 16 different historic sites downtown, and can be self-guided or led by a tour guide (often ...

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  • 6

    Cape Cod Melody Tent

    57 reviews

    We saw the Beach Boys live here. It was an amazing show and a fun venue. The tickets are reasonable, but book in advance (we're talking Spring). There are a lot of family friendly acts as well as some great alt-rockers. We saw Ani Difranco there and it was a really great concert. The stage revolves so no seats are ...

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  • 7

    Harvard Square

    61 reviews

    While you very well may encounter a good number of overprivileged yuppies and self-important professor types wandering around the square, you shouldn't let this stop you from paying the place a visit. The international community here is astounding, which makes for a uniquely diverse neighborhood with tons of different shops and eateries catering to both the stingiest and most indulgent ...

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  • 8

    Cape Cod Rail Trail

    46 reviews

    Go early and don't be afraid to ride the whole thing. Make a day of it and stop for lunch or ice cream along the way. Bring your bathing suit and go for a swim in Nickerson State Park.

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  • 9

    Newbury Street

    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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  • 10

    Harvard University

    47 reviews

    Harvard University is one of the oldest school in the United States. Yes this is the same University for which the debt between President Adams and Jefferson about who started the first law school "Harvard or William and Mary"? Their are tours of the school and grounds contact student affairs for more information.

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  • 11

    Tanglewood Music Center

    36 reviews

    Summer home to the Boston Pops this is a wonderful place to bring a pick-nick and grab lawn seats!

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  • 12

    John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

    40 reviews

    Great place to learn about our country's history and local history. Located right on Main Street, so you can continue shopping, eating or drinking near by!

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  • 13

    New England Aquarium

    45 reviews

    This aquarium has a fantastic set up - the center of the building is comprised of a huge fish tank, which you get to walk up or down via a winding spiral ramp as you check out all the aquatic life (including sharks and the occasional sea turtle) swimming around. Get to the top of the tank and watch the ...

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  • 14

    Museum of Fine Arts

    38 reviews

    I absolutely loved the Museum of Fine Arts. I came here several years ago for the Edward Hopper exhibit when I was backpacking down the East Coast. Here was a guy who recognized the simple poignancy of singular commonplace things. "His quiet, yet riveting, pictures of people in their apartments, offices, and hotel rooms express both a sense of urban ...

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  • 15

    Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    48 reviews

    I'm taking off a star, since this is maybe one of the most crowded, touristy spots on the planet, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a good time when I come to Faneuil Hall. There energy there is off the charts. And while the place is crawling with vendors trying to make a buck, I find ...

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  • 16

    USS Constitution Museum

    39 reviews

    The USS Constitution is one of the oldest commissioned ships in the US. On this tour you'll get to tour the ship itself on the inside as well as see the museum. It's pretty cool as a relic of the US in the past, and you get some rich history. Must-see.

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  • 17

    North End

    37 reviews

    Boston's Italian district is renowned for its delicious pastries, particularly cannoli. Walking through the buildings and their alleys is a wonderful experience, bringing back memories I obviously never had of the old world. Paul Revere's house is here as well, and visitors are invited to visit it. Head to Mike's and get a "lobster roll." Hint: It's not really filled ...

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  • 18

    Nauset Light Beach

    30 reviews

    A top 10 rated U.S. beach. Limited parking, need to get there early. Season passes available from Salt Pond Visitor's Center.

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  • 19

    Public Garden

    32 reviews

    The Swan Boats on the pond are a fun tradition - and on warm, sunny afternoons, this is a simply beautiful and relaxing activity for the whole family. Plus, the Make Way For Ducklings statues are heartwarming for anyone who grew up with the story - my Boston-bred grandmother (who also happens to love and collect ducks) read it to ...

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  • 20

    Museum of Science

    30 reviews

    The electricity show is such a mesmerizing and educational show, the whole show of electricity and light takes place indoors. The shows at the planetarium are always worth checking out. The museum is very interactive for both children and adults, there is a wing about the traditional science and technology and a wing on general biology. Wonderful place to spend ...

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