There aren’t many cities in the world that host as much history as the city of Boston. The American city, situated in Massachusetts was founded way back in 1630.
Fast-forward nearly 400 years and the city is now the hub to some of the most amazing areas in the entire world.
Below are our favourite things to do in the city!
Take a History Lesson
Historical & Heritage Tours – See more of the city with a guided tour. There are a plethora of tours you go in, including Segway tours, walking tours & private tours.
Learn about the history of the city, the different cultures in the city or just use the tour as an opportunity to taste the finest in Boston cuisine – the choice is yours!
Museum of Fine Arts – Take a look back at times of old in the beautiful Museum of Fine Arts. The museum holds paintings dating back to early America as well as Egyptian and Asian collections.
The Museum is also Boston’s oldest and largest Art institution.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum – Modern meets old in this fantastic experience. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits. If the display proves to be thirsty work stop by at Abigails Tea Room. The shop has a souvenir section – perfect for purchasing those gifts for friends and family!
You can also have a guided tour of the museum which takes approximately an hour, labelled as an “experience not to be missed by adults and children of all ages”
See the Sights
The John Hancock Tower – Known for its falling glass panes, the John Hancock Tower is one of Boston’s most recognised monuments.
The tower is over 790-feet tall and has over 60 stories. On floors 95 and 96 there are a lounge and a bar which you can wine and dine in with a fantastic view of the city of Boston.
Long Wharf – A beautiful setting with a rich history, the Wharf is filled with plaques dictating the past of the Wharf. However, many visit it as a place of tranquillity and also as a break from the hustle and bustle of Bostons city centre.
Making Way for Ducklings – The ducklings prove a fantastic photo opportunity for all of those who go to visit them. The statues were erected in 1987 and commemorate the historic children’s book – Make Way for the Ducklings.
Take Me out to the Ball Game
Fenway Park – Home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is one of the most famous baseball stadiums in the world. It’s also the oldest stadium in the MLB (Major League Baseball)
The stadium holds over 40,000 spectators and is certainly worth planning your Boston visit around. As well as hosting games, the stadium also offers tours where you can learn about the history of the Red Sox as well as see behind the scenes.
Boston Celtics – The Boston Celtics are one of the founding members of the Basketball Association of America and are one of the biggest clubs in the NBA.
The team play their games at the TD Garden Arena in Boston. Whilst you’re in the city it’s definitely worth either attending a game or popping into the club shop to pick up a famous Green and White Basketball jersey!
Don’t Miss Out on the Soccer! – Boston is home to MLS side the New England Revolution. The side play at the Gilette Stadium in Foxborough just outside of Boston – but it’s worth the extra journey!
The ‘Soccer’ side have a fantastic fanbase who occupy the North part of the stadium, or as they call it, the Fort. The ‘Fort’ is a general admission stand which means you can become an honorary Midnight Rider for the day!
Don’t Miss Out!
One way to make sure you don’t miss out on experiencing all that Boston has to offer is to save on your accommodation. One way to save is to hotel switch.
Switching is where you stay in two hotels instead of one – saving on costs and unlocking more accommodation options.
To find out more about switching and how Nightly.travel can help read our blog post!