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Sightseeing in Boston

Park
“The city center of Boston lies here! From here you can access Downtown & Back Bay easily.”
227 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Shopping center with many stores & restaurants comprising 3 historic market buildings & a promenade.”
193 locals recommend
General Travel
“You might have seen members of the Celtics, Bruins, Patriots or Red Sox riding on them on TV, but the experience of going on a Duck Boat isn’t just reserved for professional athletes. The Boston Duck Tour is definitely my number one recommendation for things to do in Boston in the summer. It’s a unique attraction and such a fun way to see the city’s sights. The tour will take you on a guided ride across land and water which will go past top tourist locations. See Boston’s top sites such as Trinity Church, the Hancock Tower, the Boston Common, the Holocaust Memorial, the Boston Public Garden and even “Cheers.” Check out our guide for tips for taking a Boston Duck Tour.”
95 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Walk around this tiny park, bring a snack and have a picnic on the green and if you're up for it climb to the top for the best views of the city. ”
59 locals recommend
History Museum
“Floating history museum with live reenactments, multimedia exhibits & a tearoom.”
17 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“For good Dim Sum and dishes try Great Taste Cafe on Beach St. Also for Dim Sum, try Hei Lan Moon Restaurant at 88 Beach. There are also places to get bubble tea, pastries. For good Vietnamese food, try Pho Pasteur on Washington St.”
25 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Established in 1634, Boston Common is America’s oldest public park. But the 50-acre Common – along with the adjoined Boston Public Garden – gives the 21st century family plenty of fun to fill a full morning, afternoon or evening. Whether you enjoy a ride on the swan boats in the summer or ice skating on Frog Pond in the winter, there's something to enjoy for every season in the Common.”
27 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is quintessential Boston. It has shops and restaurants and outdoor entertainment. ”
13 locals recommend
Park
“Quincy is less than 30 minutes away and this is a wonderful place to step back in time, all the way back to revolutionary days. ”
14 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A historic site located at 105 Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For almost fifty years, it was the home of noted American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It had previously served as the headquarters of General George Washington, 1775-76. Near Harvard Square.”
10 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“Rub the left foot of John Harvard and you will have good fortune or something like that. After you visit the statue let me know so I can ask you a very important fact about it.”
8 locals recommend
General Travel
“Great fun tours of Boston and they convert from land vehicles to boats and cruise in the Charles River.”
6 locals recommend
History Museum
“Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and played a pivotal role in African American Histiry ”
8 locals recommend
Historic Site
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4 locals recommend
General Travel
“Everyone wants to take a duck tour in Boston. It shows you all the main sights in a short amount of time and in a driving boat (left over from wartime). There are many locations for pick-up, this is just one.”
4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“It’s on the top of the hill in South Boston, you will see it from the the far. -white tower that looks like a church. It is hard to find the parking there but maybe you will be lucky to find the visitor space if you are lucky. Great place for the view of Boston and the dog walk. And close to Broadway (my favorite restaurants: Capo, Lincoln and Loco)”
8 locals recommend