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Popular Attractions in Boston

If you're a first time visitor to Boston, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Boston.


What are some good attractions in Boston?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Boston.

Faneuil Hall
1 Faneuil Hall Square Suffolk County, MA (617) 635-3105
Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail Suffolk County, MA
Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way Boston, MA (617) 226-6666
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University
12 Holyoke Street Cambridge, MA (617) 495-1000
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
75 State Street Boston, MA (617) 523-1300
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA (617) 267-9300
Boston Common
Boston, MA (617) 635-4505
Beacon Hill
Boston, MA
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA (617) 973-5200
Public Garden
87 Mount Vernon Street Boston, MA (617) 635-7383
Newbury St
Newbury St Boston, MA
Copley Square
47 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA (617) 536-9000
Museum of Science
1 Science Park Boston, MA (617) 723-2500
Newbury Street
Boston, MA

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"pdf North End (for best Italian food) Seaport Blvd (for seafood) Boston Common (a freedom trail stop) Faneuil Hall (a freedom trail stop) Charles River Esplanade (For great views of Boston skyline) Harvard Square Here are some other ideas: http://www."  See More

"The Freedom Trail is a good way to walk round all the historic sights"  See More

"Public sparkling happens in what's called the pit of Harvard Square, which is the central area encompassing the T station."  See More

"Eat in the North End for fine Italian food, walk Freedom Trail, visit the museums in Boston and Cambridge and walk around Harvard University and MIT,"  See More

"Not sure if you will agree with me but I always recommend to visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market and have a delicious and hot clam chowder (plus the famous fish & chips)."  See More

"We also love walking around Copley Square and the Back Bay Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts are also favorites."  See More

"I love Museum of Science, Boston Children's Museum and the Aquarium to date, (I'm over 40)."  See More

"From there, you can get off at the Charles St/MGH Station and walk near Beacon Hill , up and around to the Boston Common and even to the Back Bay."  See More

"Among the things I know are wheelchair accessible are, Salem Maritime National Historic Site Huntington Theatre Company Museum of Science American Repertory Theater Boston Duck Tours Harvard Yard Freedom Trail John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Harbor Street Chinatown Public Garden New England Aquarium Prudential Center Boston Fenway Park Boston Harbor Island Cruises Whale Watching Tours Where you may run into problems with accessibility are in some of the older, historic buildings."  See More

"Boston is always beautiful, it Is always a bit Cold and windy, buy you have many museums, arts gallerys, Harvard University, Hancock Street, Newbury St, Market Place Center ,Legal Sea Foods Freedom Trail."  See More

"These include Fenway Park (for the sports fan), the Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (for the art lover), and Newbury Street (mostly people watching)."  See More

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  1. Faneuil Hall
  2. Freedom Trail
  3. Fenway Park
  4. Harvard Square
  5. Harvard University
  6. Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  7. Museum of Fine Arts
  8. Boston Common
  9. Beacon Hill
  10. New England Aquarium
  11. Public Garden
  12. Newbury St
  13. Copley Square
  14. Museum of Science
  15. Newbury Street
Where can I find out more about Boston?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Boston locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Boston.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Don't forget to check what most people recommend is the ideal length of time to visit. Read more about how many days in Boston to stay.

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