#1 – BOSTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
If you have children, Boston is a great place to take them. The Children’s Museum is filled with interesting exhibits and interactive lessons to teach kids about the importance of health, science, art, and the diversity of community.
#2 – BOSTON COMMON
This is the country’s oldest park and an important part of both American and Boston history. It once served as a camp for the British during the Revolutionary War, it is now the focal point of American culture, with artists and entertainers calling it home throughout the year.
#3 – FENWAY PARK
Stop by the oldest baseball stadium in the country, with its iconic “Green Monster” wall covering left field. This is a great place to learn about the history of baseball, as tour guides are very passionate and knowledgeable about all things baseball.
#4 – BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The BSO is a great time for anyone, not just classical music fans. You can listen to numerous traditional performances, as well as Boston Pops shows on any given day. Musicals and comedy acts also fill the rosters, be sure to book your tickets early for discounts, as they can be pricey at the door.
#5 – MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
Another favorite stop for the kids, but something that most adults will find enjoyable as well. The Museum of Science covers all studies: geology, anatomy, astronomy, biology, and more.
#6 – BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN
As previously mentioned, Boston Common park is a focal point for Boston’s best, and right next door you will find the first public botanical garden in the country. This is something you would normally only see inside palace grounds or private residences. The groundskeeping is some of the best you’ll see.
#7 – MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Rounding out the best picks for Boston’s museums is the rich Museum of Fine Arts, home to a collection spanning multiple eras and multiple continents. It has one of the most revered collections of the country, dubbed America’s Wing, with 53 galleries filled with hundreds of art pieces.
#8 – MARTHA’S VINEYARD
If you are looking to pamper yourself with sun, shopping, and fine dining, then you need to book a ticket to Martha’s Vineyard in the spring. The quaint and iconic cottages that line the shores of the island will make you dream of owning your own home there one day.
#9 – WHALE WATCHING TOUR
Looking for some adventure while in the confines of Boston? Go out for a whale watching tour at the Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Here you will find a plethora of marine life gathered to feed and socialize. Whales will be within eye-shot, as you marvel at their massive size and grace.
#10 – BOSTON DUCK TOURS
For something off the beaten course, there is another tourist alternative that takes you on a ride on the amphibious WW2 vehicle, dubbed the Duck. This half-boat, half-car will drive around Boston for a unique perspective on its landmarks and historical locations. A great ride for spring or summer.