Boston Skyline

Things to do in Boston

Fenway Park – A local tradition each summer, enjoy a game at Boston’s Green Monster. Find the team’s schedule. Want to watch the game without buying tickets? Check out the Bleacher Bar, which has a window adjacent to the field!

Freedom Trail – A walk through Boston’s past, follow the trail through 16 historically important spots around the city and its surrounding areas. If interested, official Freedom Trail tour guides can lead the way.

Boston Public Garden – A place to sit back and take a break from the hustle and bustle in America’s first public botanical garden. This spot is nestled in the middle of the city and is accessible from most neighborhoods within Boston proper.

Bunker Hill Monument – The last stop on the Freedom Trail and at the historic Bunker Hill battlefield, hike up the 294 steps to the top of Bunker Hill and take in expansive view of the Boston skyline.

Isabella Steward Gardner Museum – A well-known fine arts museum of Boston, admire art from the past and present. Note that Harvard students, faculty, and staff qualify for free admission!

SoWa Open Market – Support local farmers, artisans, and food vendors at SOWA, an open market in Boston’s South End neighborhood. The market is open Saturday’s and Sunday’s, April through October. Find other SOWA events.

Plated Lobster, Scallops, and Corn

Crowd Favorite Restaurants

GuliaA new local hot-spot in Cambridge, this restaurant offers Italian food that rivals the North End.

Area Four – With two locations locally in Kendall Square (Cambridge) and the South End (Boston), Area Four easily has some of the best pizza in the area.

Avana SushiFound in the Chinatown district, Avana is a sushi restaurant that is considered a hidden gem downtown.

Busy Boston Street with Pedestrians and Shops

Hidden Treasures in the City

Warren Anatomical Museum – Located on the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health campus, this location is worth stopping by to see! This museum is home to anatomy and pathology artifacts. Locate the museum.

Acorn Street – The “picture perfect” location, Beacon Hill’s Acorn Street is the quintessential spot to snap a photo to commemorate your trip in the city. Find Acorn Street using Google Maps.

Kendall Square Roof Garden – This rooftop garden is unknown to most, even the locals! Found in Cambridge’s Kendall Square neighborhood, this location is home to urban gardens and is a great to take a break and relax.