Boston Things to Do

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The NEW Boston Prudential Tower observatory, View Boston, offers the ultimate viewing experience! Discover landmarks and attractions on the 50th floor with interactive viewing screens and a massive 3D model. Roam the 360-degree open-air deck on the 51st floor, which also includes an indoor/outdoor cocktail lounge. Then, take in “The View” from the 52nd floor. Details
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Described as a smaller version of the LEGOLAND theme park, LEGO Discovery Center Boston offers endless creativity and fun. From jaw-dropping LEGO creations to the Kingdom Quest ride and hands-on play areas, it's a place where smiles and laughter are in endless supply. Unleash your inner builder, explore city landmarks in Mini World, and make lasting memories. Details
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Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston are a convenient and fun way to tour the city. Hop on and hop off all day at your leisure at up to 18 stops, including a stop along the route outside the iconic ‘Cheers!’ bar on Beacon Street. Once there, you can visit Boston Common and the Public Garden, or stroll along historic Charles Street. Details
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The Boston historic sightseeing cruise around the Boston Harbor packs a story—from the Revolutionary War to the legends of the sea. This fully-narrated Boston Historic Harbor Cruise also offers panoramic views of the city skyline and world-famous landmarks, including Boston Harbor Islands, USS Constitution, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument and more. Details
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Witness humpback, finback, minke and Northern Atlantic right whales on a Boston whale watching tour from Long Wharf in Boston Harbor. Naturalists from the New England Aquarium narrate this exciting tour that will whisk you away on a custom high-speed catamaran to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary—one of the world’s top whale-watching destinations. Details
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Located on the same body of water where the Boston Tea Party took place centuries ago, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is an experience everyone will enjoy! Relive the event that started a revolution with live actors, interactive exhibits, centuries-old artifacts, and reenactments of the political protest that changed the course of U.S. history. Details
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Explore Boston hassle-free with the Go City Boston All-Inclusive Pass! Enjoy admission to over 45 top attractions like the Museum of Science and Fenway Park, a hop-on-hop-off trolley tour, and more for one low price. Customize your itinerary, save money, and make the most of your visit. Simply scan your pass and dive into the best that Beantown has to offer! Details
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The Boston Explorer Pass by Go City allows you to visit the best attractions in the city for a fraction of the cost and even skip the line at most! Enjoy entry to more than 30 attractions, tours, museums and experiences. Customize the number of attractions you want to see, and pay nothing at the gate; it’s that easy! Details
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This frightful and fun Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour explores the city’s frightening past and sinister characters. Take the Boston ghost tour trolley to two of the oldest burial grounds in Boston for an exclusive night-time walking tour. Along the way, view Boston’s most haunted hotel and learn about the Boston Strangler, serial killer Jolly Jane, and more. Details
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Sail away on a Spirit of Boston dinner cruise with family, friends or colleagues. Enjoy the sunset and stunning city skyline while dining on a delicious meal aboard a multi-level luxury yacht on Boston Harbor. Dance the night away on the indoor dance floor, lounge on the rooftop deck, and sip refreshing cocktails from the onboard bar for an added fee. Details
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This private Boston walking tour not only takes you to the famed Boston Freedom Trail but also to notable sights like picturesque Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall, Boston Public Market, and more. You’ll enjoy an insider’s appreciation of the city’s architectural marvels and rich history as you explore the sites and their storied past with your local guide. Details
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The Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour takes visitors to the most filmed areas of Boston: Boston Common and Beacon Hill. A local actor leads you through over 30 filming locations seen on screen while providing behind-the-scenes information and fun facts about the Boston TV and filming industry. These interactive walking tours take place rain or shine and last approximately 1.5 hours. Details
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Come and join the Boston North End Pizza Tour for a fun time filled with mouthwatering slices of pizza and remarkable history. This educational walking tour visits five Freedom Trail historical sites, including the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and USS Constitution, and stops at some of the best Italian restaurants in the country and the world! Details
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Come aboard the Premier Boston Brunch Cruise for a delicious buffet brunch and breathtaking city skyline views from the historic Boston Harbor. Savor a menu of freshly prepared brunch favorites as you sail past the North End, Charlestown Naval Yard and Castle Island on the luxury Odyssey yacht. Perfect for celebrations or a special weekend with loved ones. Details
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Relish Boston’s most iconic seafood dishes like clam chowder, crab cakes, and a full-size lobster roll on this 2.5-hour Boston seafood tour. Explore the city’s historic North End, Long Wharf, Blackstone Block, and Boston Harbor, as you savor award-winning eats. This delicious walking tour includes three seafood stops and rich Colonial and Revolutionary history. Details
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Explore one of America’s oldest cities with your own private guide. This Boston Freedom Trail walking tour begins at the Boston Common and includes an inside tour of Paul Revere House, the colonial home of the famous American patriot. You’ll briefly step off the Freedom Trail to visit the Boston Public Market for some fresh cider snacks (included). Details
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Stroll along cobblestoned pathways and beautiful buildings steeped in history on this private walking tour of Cambridge. Walk along the Charles River, explore the campuses of MIT and Harvard, plus discover the city’s best places to eat and hidden side streets with your private guide. Stop for a craft beer or coffee at a local bar or café before parting ways. Details
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Enjoy drinks and snacks along the Freedom Trail and hoist your glass at the oldest Boston bar once frequented by Paul Revere and Sam Adams on this informative walking tour of Boston. Visit the city’s most historic landmarks with a local guide, including two of the most historic taverns in Boston, plus journey across the Harbor on a round-trip ferry ride. Details
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Join this fun and unique Boston bar crawl pub tour for an adventure along Boston’s famous Freedom Trail. Uncover untold stories of colonial and revolutionary times while laughing with global travelers. Sip drinks in iconic pubs guided by a local expert. Choose from Happy Hour with four draft beers or Dry Run for personalized drinks. Details
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Sail in style on this luxurious Odyssey Dinner Cruise Boston. Enjoy a lavish three-course meal with unlimited tea, water and coffee aboard the state-of-the-art Boston Odyssey yacht, featuring an outdoor rooftop deck for an uninterrupted view of the Boston skyline and three climate-controlled indoor decks with a dance floor, live DJ music, and a full bar. Details
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Secret Food Tours features Boston, Massachusetts, the birthplace of the American Revolution, and the culinary gem of the state! Sample extraordinary dishes from six separate eateries, and learn how some of the recipes are produced. Skilled chefs do all the cooking, so you're guaranteed mouthwatering bites that will leave you fully satisfied! A local guide leads the way, providing plenty of lore and insight into Boston's lively food scene! Details
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Step aboard Spirit of Boston for a delicious lunch buffet on the scenic Boston Harbor. Enjoy DJ entertainment, interactive games, and unparalleled of the Boston skyline and iconic landmarks like the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill as you sail aboard a luxury yacht with climate-controlled decks. Cocktails, wine, and beer available for purchase onboard. Details
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Discover Boston's bold and unassuming side in this Boston walking tour of the Freedom Trail and Boston's North End! Join an expert local guide as they talk to you about the rich history of the city and its culture, all the while walking by well-known national landmarks and the unassuming beloved spaces of the people who call Boston their home. Details
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Welcome to Boston! This beloved city is renowned for its rich history, world-class educational institutions in Greater Boston, vibrant sports culture, and enticing culinary scene. In this guide, we will explore the plethora of things to do in Boston, ensuring a memorable experience for every type of visitor. Get ready to uncover the secret treasures of this iconic city.

Whether it is your first trip to Boston or you're a seasoned visitor, there is always something new to explore. So, let's start planning the Boston things to do on your list. Here are just a few highlights:

  • A walk along the Samuel Adams Brewery

  • Fenway Park, the home of the Red Sox

  • A visit to the iconic Paul Revere House

What are the best neighborhoods to explore in Boston?

If you're looking for a truly immersive Boston experience, strolling through its neighborhoods offers a sense of the city's rich history, local culture, and vibrant community. Here are some of the most iconic neighborhoods to explore on your visit.

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill, identifiable by its cobblestone streets and Federal-style rowhouses, is one of Boston's most picturesque districts. Visit Beacon Hill's Massachusetts State House, which stands tall at the top of the hill and showcases a grand dome that gleams in the city's skyline.

North End

The North End, known as Boston's Little Italy, guarantees a gastronomic adventure. Italian bakeries, food markets, pizzerias, and cafes populate this neighborhood.

South End

For art enthusiasts, the South End is a haven. Known for its Victorian brownstone homes, numerous art galleries, and open marketplaces, this neighborhood is brimming with creativity.


Charlestown, located on a peninsula north of downtown Boston, is home to landmarks like the USS Constitution Museum and the Bunker Hill Monument. It's a fitting end to your neighborhood exploration, offering commanding views of downtown Boston.

Why wait? Put on your comfy shoes and be prepared to explore the wonders of Boston!

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As you plan the things to do in Boston MA, remember there's more to explore beyond these famed neighborhoods. The city's unique blend of historical charm and modern vibrance will captivate you, offering a robust compilation of activities tailored to suit a range of interests. Whether you aim to delve into Boston's past, savor its artistic flair, or enjoy a simple outdoor picnic, there's something for everyone in this remarkable city!