Things to do in Boston

Top Things to Do in Boston

Things to Do in Boston

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What travellers are saying

  • Mark M
    Edmonton, Canada13 contributions
    Seeing the Red Sox play at Fenway Park was a great time. While getting delayed by rain was a bit disappointing, it was very interesting to see how they protected the field with tarps.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Pyronole
    14 contributions
    We booked a tour through thefreedomtrail.org and had Jeremiah Poope as our guide - he was GREAT! A lot of fun, extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Highly recommend this tour!
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • angmohs
    Singapore, Singapore137 contributions
    We have been many times to the MFA - the Turner show is excellent. For some reason you can no longer get only coffee in the main courtyard - they send you off to a grim school cafeteria type place in the depths of the building. Other than that a good visit.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Robin W
    Hilton Head, SC6 contributions
    Can’t recommend this highly enough ! We had a range of ages from 20’s to late 60’s . A bit of grumbling when I bought tickets but when it was over,everyone thought it was great. You take part in town meeting and then go to replica boat and help unload the tea! Excellent actors in character filling you in on all the fascinating details and history . It goes from there and I don’t want to spoil the fun but I think you will have missed something very special if you don’t visit!
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Barb E
    7 contributions
    Took The Politically Incorrect North End Food Tour (not really for kids) with native son "Anthony". He’s a real character who regaled us with stories about his family & the “old days” while walking us all over the N. End to great food stops. He introduced us to friends on the street and in the shops. We laughed a lot, bought a lot, ATE a lot and all of it was good! It was a fun way to spend the afternoon and make friends along the way. Grazie, Antonio. Ti auguro buona salute, felicità e molti altri tour!
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • David S
    1 contribution
    Lighthouse Cruise was fantastic. Captain put boat in perfect position to capture some great shots. Crew was friendly and went out of their way to make everything perfect. Timing of cruise allowed for some nice sunset shots.
    Written 11 September 2021
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  • SJ S
    7 contributions
    You can spend time just sitting in the shade or walking around. The Information Center is located adjacent to the park in Boston Commons, a good place to stop in for information.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • ekelleman88
    Hammond, IN144 contributions
    There are displays to read and videos to watch chronicling the Kennedy presidency. Videos include the Kennedy-Nixon debate, TV election coverage from 1960, press conferences, personal Kennedy family home videos, Jackie Kennedys tour of the White House, and speeches made in Germany and Ireland. Great stop for anyone who lived during the 60s or anyone with an interest in history.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Fred152
    Basking Ridge, NJ56 contributions
    We took the bierkeller tour with Chris, and it was outstanding. We learned a lot, and really appreciated his great sense of humor. The beer and cheese were both excellent, but we were so disappointed the “tres Robertos” beer we sampled (the first of three, and the best) wasn’t available for purchase. We also enjoyed the Biergarten, perfect for a sunny spring day.

    I’ve had Sam Adams many times, but it was never at the top of my list given so many other craft brews available. Boston Beer isn’t exactly a microbrewery, but they do come up with all sorts of interesting flavors…. This trip has greatly improved my perception of Sam Adams and I look forward to trying more.

    One more word about the bierkeller tour… it doesn’t really take the place of the regular tour in terms of learning about their complex. We regretted not signing up for both.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • LM S
    105 contributions
    Truly awesome art, architecture & paintings. The John Singer Sargent mural cycle is a masterwork, installed between 1895 & 1919. So much more. Admission free
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Jack L
    East Syracuse, NY768 contributions
    Most visitor will say 80% or better, however I guess I didn't research the museum enough. Some photos showed some dinosaurs that that gave the impression the museum has a natural history, bad thought. The dinosaurs are part of the Colossal Fossil exhibit, which are a T-Rex, Triceratop and a flying Nyctosaur-a Night Lizard. Along one wall are a head of dinosaurs in a swamp setting.

    On e exhibit that caught my intersest was the Elihu Thoms0n-from Manchester,England-which is about the Thesater of Electrial Science. another site is the Natural Mysteries . Another exhibit a nunmber of model boats'/ships from a 2500 BC Egyptian Sea Going ship up to a 1929 Hi Esm yacth. Also is a small exhibit of model steam driven trains. Not far away are steam engines of the early 1800's.

    The one exhibit nor expected was The New England Habitate, which is subtitled' Windows into the Natural World'. The habitats exhibits are-Black Bears, White-tailed deer, Shore Birds, American Moose, Beavers & Sea Birds. Each exhibit has a small information sign that tells where the animals/birds came from.

    The museum's eatery is the Riverview Cafe, which serves a different menu each day. I would rate the cafe a 'B'. The food is a bit bland. however the seletion will take the hunger pains away. The cafe faces south at the Charles Rivr.

    The museum is three levels, with the lobby being the middle lavel. At admissions each visitor will receive a map of all three levels. The map will show all exhibita as well as the restrooms-two on each level & handcappied- the Riverview Cafe, museum's gift shop & all stairceses. If I had studied the map more closefully I would have done a better receive al more exhibits.

    Parking.
    The museum's garage is three levels. To pay for parking, stop at admissions, pay for parking. A visitor will receive a pay stub which they will incert into a gate machine, a gate will open up and drive out.

    Don't take what reviews say, go with an open mind. A lengthly visit is highly recommended.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Richard D
    Wiltshire, UK135 contributions
    It's quirky and mind blowing. None of the art is labelled per her instructions but you come across works by Rembrandt, Titian, Boticelli, the list goes on. All set in a beautiful mock Venetian palace.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • SJ S
    7 contributions
    A must see and also, a great place to start your tour of Boston by stopping in the Information Center.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • SJ S
    7 contributions
    We enjoyed the history and the Museum store. I highly recommend this stop if you are in Boston- easy to get to from the hop on hop off trolley
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • SJ S
    7 contributions
    The best way to see Beacon Hill is on the Hop on Hop Off Trolley Tour. The architecture is stunning, well worth the trip!
    Written 18 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.