10 Must See & Do in Boston Area

1. The Freedom Trail

One of Boston’s main landmarks. Spread across 2.5 miles, 16 sites and 400 years of history. Follow the red brick road from the Boston common area through North End neighborhood to Charlestown and visit key locations of the American Revolution.

2. The Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden

The first public park in the US, founded in 1634. A beautiful large, green area in the heart of Boston. Over the years many historical events, protests, demonstrations, gatherings and celebrations took place here.
The Boston Public garden is a home to several of the city’s icons- George Washington Statue, Make Way for Ducklings statue created by Nancy Schön, and the famous Swan Boats which were operated by Julia Paget since 1878 and are still managed by her family up until this day.

3. Beacon Hill Neighborhood

One of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods of Boston, well preserved with short red brick town houses and narrow streets. Follow WWP’s itinerary for ideas to visit in the neighborhood.

4. The Museum of African American History

The museum preserved the African Meeting House, which was also the first black church, and the Abiel Smith School which was the first public school for blacks. The second part of the museum is located on the Island of Nantucket. Offers exhibitions, events and tours of the Black Heritage Trails they created.

 

5. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

One of the first museums in the country that were founded by a woman. Located in a beautiful historic building showcasing diverse collection of fine art in rotating exhibitions as well as events.

6. Follow one of the self-guided tours created by the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT)

Each tour focuses in one of the city’s neighborhoods with a map showing related places of the pioneering women who lived or worked there. A great way to learn more about the city. Check out some options here.

7. Boston Women’s Memorial

Dedicated to three females from Boston – Abigail Adams, one of US founding mothers, the wife and advisor of President John Adams, Lucy Stone, abolitionist, suffragist, feminist, and the founder of the ‘Woman’s Journal’, and Phillis Wheatley, the enslaved poet.

8. Cambridge and Harvard

Stroll along Harvard university campus, exploring the large grass area and beautiful historic buildings that were the home of many inventors. Enjoy the street art and bubbling student neighborhood of Central Cambridge.

9. The developing SoWa Art and Design District

A bubbling neighborhood with an artistic vibe, galleries, street art as well as occasional events as the open houses every first Friday of the month, and a Vintage Market on Sundays.

 

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10. See Boston Sky Line

From the Skywalk Observatory located at Prudential center, or from Piers Park located on east Boston and observe the downtown, or from Boston harbor.

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