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Book Boston tours and tickets to enjoy the best things to do in Boston and run the whole gamut. So, whatever your preference, there’s always a lot that you’d like to experience. Explore the city’s rich and diverse cultural landscape, check out the star attractions, embark on a culinary adventure, and relax in the vast green spaces dotting the city. Visit top Boston attractions like the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park (home to the famous Boston Red Sox), Tea Party Ships & Museum, Old North Church, the bustling Quincy Market and more! Enjoy Boston walking tours, bus tours, and action-packed food tours that give you a real taste of the city and enjoy sightseeing without burning a hole in your pocket. Book now: Low price guaranteed!
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Our tips for Boston

  • Pack season-appropriate footwear. Downtown Boston is a walkable destination so be prepared to walk a lot. Since subway stations near the city center are just a couple of blocks apart, it is often easier to walk rather than take the train.
  • Freedom Trail. And when in the city, make sure that you walk the Freedom Trail (2.5 miles), the path that connects the city’s biggest historic attractions. If you plan to use the subway a lot, get the seven-day unlimited pass or pick up a reloadable plastic CharlieCard. The seven-day pass includes rides on the Charlestown ferry while the CharlieCard offers a heavy discount on regular subway fares and includes free bus rides.

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Boston played a significant role in the American Revolution, serving as the backdrop for crucial events like the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill. These historic sites are highlighted by the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile (4 km) long pathway that winds through the city. Boston boasts a collection of prestigious universities renowned worldwide, including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University, and Northeastern University. These esteemed institutions contribute to the city's academic atmosphere and intellectual reputation.
Fenway Park, dating back to 1912, stands as the oldest baseball park in Major League Baseball and has been the cherished home of the Boston Red Sox. Its distinctive features, such as the iconic "Green Monster" wall in left field, make it a beloved landmark for sports enthusiasts. Recognized as a cultural hub, Boston thrives with a vibrant arts scene. The city is home to esteemed institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It also hosts a range of theaters and performance venues, with annual events including the Boston Arts Festival and the Boston Book Festival.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Boston?
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    Boston can be visited the entire year. But best weather and fewer crowds can be experienced in the spring (May to June) or fall (September to October). If you’re on a budget, consider visiting in July and August as prices are comparatively lower, likely due to hot weather.

  • Q: How do I get around?
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    There are options galore when it comes to exploring Boston. The public transport system is quite efficient and well connected. You can travel by buses, taxis and share rides. Being a walkable city, there are expansive green spaces and pretty residential neighborhoods that can be explored on foot. Most of the neighborhoods and downtown Boston are accessible by trains, buses, trolleys, and water transportation.

  • Q: What are the must-visit attractions in Boston?
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    The Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, Harvard University, Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Museum of Fine Arts are among the top attractions that draw visitors to Boston.

  • Q: How long should I plan to spend in Boston?
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    The ideal duration to explore the city and visit key attractions in Boston is typically 2-4 days, but the exact timeframe may vary depending on your specific interests and preferences.

  • Q: Are there any day trips or excursions from Boston?
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    Boston offers numerous day trip options for visitors, such as exploring Cape Cod, immersing in the history of Salem's witch trials, discovering Plymouth, where the Pilgrims settled, or embarking on a scenic ferry ride to the picturesque islands of Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket.

  • Q: Any tips for staying safe in Boston?
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    Like any big city, Boston suffers from a range of petty crime. But don’t fret. You can stay safe if you follow some safety tips. Although South Boston is generally safe these days, heading further south into Roxbury or Dorchester is asking for trouble. Avoid these neighborhoods whenever possible. Common crimes near tourist areas are pickpocketing, various scams, and petty theft. Try distributing your valuables equally between your front pocket, inside vest pocket, and money wallet. Plot out your travel directions for a Boston day trip before you hit the streets. Try to have your “T” ticket/passes in hand and do your best to appear aware and confident to avoid attracting any unwanted attention.

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