List of Things to See in Boston

List of Things to See in Boston
Boston, Massachusetts--virtually everyone has heard of the city either through word-of-mouth, the media or tourism. Regardless of how you were first introduced to the city, its attractions surely will have something to please everyone. No matter if you are a traveling alone, with a family, by foot, by vehicle or even if you're interested in traveling the city in a World War II style amphibious landing vehicle, there is something for everyone in this historic American city.

Walk the Freedom Trail

According to, The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites. These markers tell the story of how the city of Boston became such am important part of American history from the times of the American Revolution and beyond. Pick up the trail from Faneuil Hall Marketplace (see Section 5).

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world. With nearly 450,000 works of art showcased in its collection, the museum welcomes more than a million visitors each year. The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300

The Museum of Science

The Museum of Science is the most visited cultural institution in Boston, with 1.5 million visitors a year. Visitors can experience more than 550 interactive exhibits. Daily features include live presentations and shows with new special features being added to the daily schedule every change of season.
Museum of Science
Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-2500

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium was founded in 1969, and since its inception it has grown to become the global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium attracts over 1.3 million visitors annually, and also prides itself in being a major public education resource. The Aquarium is open to the public seven days a week.
The New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 973-5200

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

In the heart of Boston, Faneuil Hall Marketplace has been an important part of the lives of Boston residents for over 250 years. Its central location makes it a well-traveled part of Boston's Freedom Trail, and it is only a five- or ten-minute walk from here to the New England Aquarium, The Children's Museum, The Old State House and Paul Revere's House. Additional highlights that the marketplace features include over 100 shopping attractions, 17 different restaurants and pubs, as well as over 40 different eateries. Faneuil Hall Marketplace also hosts numerous special events and entertainment throughout the year.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 South Market Building
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 523-1300

Newbury Street

Newbury Street, located in the Back Bay and only minutes from the Public Garden, is one of the city's most captivating scenes. Here you will find eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques and restaurants. The layout of the street alone offers visitors an individuality and uniqueness that simply cannot be found in other American commercial districts.

Article Written By Christopher Hallenbeck

Christopher Hallenbeck is a writer based in upstate New York. He holds a degree in Professional and Academic Writing, a Certificate in Music, and has been writing for Demand Studios since September 2009. His works have appeared on websites such as and

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