Explore Boston

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A Local’s Guide to The Places you should know

Select a category below to view some of our favorite places in the area for you to check out during your stay.

  • Boston Public Library

    700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

    Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library was the first large free municipal library in the United States.

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  • The Institute of Contemporary Art

    25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210

    The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.

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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115

    The museum is not only home to renowned art, rare books, and archival objects, it is also the site of the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist—the single largest property theft in the world.

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  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

    The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection encompassing nearly 500,000 works of art.

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  • Boston Symphony Hall

    301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

    Opened in 1990, Boston Symphony Hall is one of the world’s most revered concert hall’s and a must-see for music fanatics.

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  • Wang Theatre

    270 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

    The Wang Theatre has housed the performing arts since its opening in 1925. It has developed from a movie “cathedral” into a venue for world-class theatre, music, and dance.

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  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

    306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

    Historical interpreters, interactive exhibits, and full-scale restored 18th Century sailing vessels will help you relive the event that started the American Revolution.

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  • Boston Duck Tours

    53 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02199

    Explore the city by both land and sea on one of Boston’s famous Duck Tours.

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  • The Freedom Trail

    139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108

    Discover the rich history of the American Revolution by following the two-and-a-half mile route through 16 historically significant sites.

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  • Harvard University

    26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Explore the oldest institution of higher education in the United States with a trip to Harvard University.

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  • Old North Church

    193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113

    The Old North Church is Boston’s oldest surviving church building, known best for the midnight ride of Paul Revere.

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  • Top of the Hub

    800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

    Soaring 52 floors above the Back Bay, Top of the Hub features one-of-a-kind views of Boston’s skyline to deliver a unique and sophisticated experience.

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  • USS Constitution

    3rd St, Boston, MA 02129

    Located inside Boston National Historical Park, the USS Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat.

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  • Abe & Louie’s

    793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

    Abe & Louie’s sets the standard for the classic American steakhouse, offering unparalleled flavor combinations with an air of timeless sophistication.

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  • Eataly

    800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

    Eataly gathers high-quality food at sustainable and reasonable prices, celebrates Italian biodiversity, and creates an informal, natural, and simple place to eat, shop, and learn.

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  • James Hook & Co

    40 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

    Located on Boston’s historic waterfront, James Hook & Co is a family-run business and one of the city’s seafood treasures.

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  • Legal Sea Foods

    100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

    Legal Sea Foods was born in 1950 as a fish market in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1968, the first Legal Sea Foods restaurant was opened next door. Since then, the name “Legal” has been synonymous with quality.

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  • Mike’s Pastry

    300 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113

    Known for its cannolis and lobster tails, Mike’s is one of the best-known Italian bakeries in Boston.

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  • Ostra

    1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116

    Inspired by local and European varieties of seafood, Ostra focuses on specialty seafood found throughout the Mediterranean and regions within the U.S.

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  • Parish Cafe

    361 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

    Parish Cafe and Bar in the Greater Boston area is a four star American restaurant. When you step inside the restaurant, you’ll notice a casual atmosphere with friendly, upbeat service.

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  • Regina Pizzeria

    11 1/2 Thacher St, Boston, MA 02113

    Since 1926, Regina Pizzeria has been greeting guests in the North End of Boston with a hearty "Welcome to Boston's Original Pizzeria!"

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  • Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

    306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    Harpoon Brewery started with a simple mission – brew great beer and enjoy it with friends. It continues to execute on that idea today, becoming a staple of Boston’s beer scene along the way.

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  • Lolita Back Bay

    271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

    Lolita is a bustling neighborhood cantina serving playfully authentic interpretations of traditional Mexican cuisine. It is guided by three principles: Rebellious revelry, tacos, and tequila.

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  • M.J. O’Connors

    27 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116

    Visitors and locals alike come together at M.J. O’Connor’s to celebrate milestones and swap stories – all while sipping on eclectic cocktails, carefully selected wines, and proper pints.

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  • Outlook Kitchen + Bar

    70 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210

    Awash in innovation, like the neighborhoods it serves, the aptly named Outlook offers handcrafted and highly-creative food to its patrons.

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  • Samuel Adams Brewery

    30 Germania St, Boston, MA 02130

    Samuel Adams’ beers are known throughout the world. The beer company is a true Boston icon founded on a passion for brewing uncompromising, high-quality beers.

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  • Trillium BrewIng Company

    369 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

    One of the most highly-regarded breweries in the nation, Trillium is grounded in the concept of a New England farmhouse brewery and uses local ingredients whenever possible.

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  • Yvonne’s

    2 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108

    A polished, energetic, social dining experience that evokes the nostalgia of the 20’s and 50’s, catering to the sensibilities of a new generation of trendsetters and tastemakers, Yvonne’s is a modern interpretation of the supper club.

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  • Copley Place

    100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

    Located in the historic Back Bay, Copley Place is Boston's most distinctive shopping destination.

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  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109

    Just steps away from the waterfront, the cobblestone promenades of Faneuil Hall Marketplace are filled with music, food, and retail experiences.

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  • Harvard Square

    18 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard Square has a strong connection to the printed word. It has been, and still is, a home and a gathering place for authors, poets, publishers, printers, teachers, students, and booksellers.

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  • Newbury Street

    200 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    With eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques, and fabulous dining, Boston's Newbury Street has something for everyone.

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  • Prudential Center

    800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

    Vineyard Vines, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Vera Bradley are all under one roof at Prudential Center. Plus you'll find a variety of popular activities and restaurants such as wagamama and 5 Napkin Burger.

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  • One Seaport

    60 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210

    A synergistic community of artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs, Seaport has forged a culture all its own. The atmosphere in Boston Seaport is steeped in history but imbued with a creative, youthful energy.

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  • Beehive

    541 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

    Amongst the backdrop of an eclectic, funky, yet elegant art space, you can enjoy delicious food, sumptuous cocktails, and world-class live music every day of the week at this Bohemian eatery and bar.

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  • Fenway Park

    4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215

    Catch a game at one of baseball’s most iconic stadiums where legends like Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski made their marks.

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  • House of Blues

    15 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

    Music, art, and culture collide at Boston’s House of Blues. Pay a visit to see some of the world’s most influential musicians perform on stage.

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  • Improv Asylum

    216 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113

    Every fan of sketch and improv comedy should put Improv Asylum at the top of their list of places to visit. With live shows six nights a week, there’s no excuse to miss what Improv Asylum has to offer.

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  • Kings Dining & Entertainment

    50 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115

    Kings Dining & Entertainment is in the business of making great memories by merging genuine food, creative cocktails, and social gaming to create the ultimate entertainment experience.

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  • Lucky's Lounge

    355 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

    Lucky’s is a Sinatra-themed lounge dishing up comfort food & cocktail classics to hipsters & locals alike.

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