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Cultural Activities

Cultural Activities
Cultural Activities

© Mr. Ducke

Culture defines Boston as much as cold defines ice. It was the first city in the nation to open a public library, and is home to 52 acclaimed colleges and universities, over 50 museums and historical sites, four professional sports teams, and a thriving performing arts community. With all this, it's no wonder that Boston has earned its reputation as the unofficial capital of New England, and is a thriving cultural mecca.

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Boston Public Library
  • Boston Public Library
  • There are a lot of ugly libraries. After all, most libraries are focused on the collections they hold, rather than the aesthetic appeal of their designs.
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Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame
Christian Science Church Complex
  • Christian Science Church Complex
  • Spanning 14-acres and hailed by some as the hidden jewel of Boston, the majestic architecture and pristine grounds of the Christian Science Complex lures you in with its radiant beauty.
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Duck Tours
  • Duck Tours
  • A Boston Duck Tour is far from your average sightseeing trip. These WWII-style land and water "ducks" whisk you away to the best attractions in the city.
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • With its close proximity to the North End, the Boston Waterfront, and the financial district, the cobblestone walkways and multitude of restaurants and shops in Faneuil Hall Marketplace exude an infectious energy not replicated in any other part of the city.
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John Hancock Tower
  • John Hancock Tower
  • It may not be quite as iconic as the Golden Gate Bridge or the Statue of Liberty, but anyone who has enjoyed the view of Boston from the Charles River knows the skyline's main attraction—the slim, elegant John Hancock Tower.
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Newbury Street
  • Newbury Street
  • Newbury Street boasts two miles packed with unparalleled shops, restaurants, and salons in the Back Bay area. This whole area was nonexistent until the late 1800s, where construction crews filled in part of Boston Harbor and created all of Back Bay, including Newbury Street.
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Quincy Market
  • Quincy Market
  • As one of the biggest attractions in Boston, Quincy Market offers a multifaceted shopping experience with a variety of classic Boston pubs, fast food, brand-name clothes, and original New England-themed souvenirs.
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Sam Adams Brewery
  • Sam Adams Brewery
  • Once familiar with the history of Boston, you might be enticed to make a pilgrimage to the modern-era but no less legendary Sam Adams Brewery, named after one of America's revolutionary bandleaders.
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Skywalk Observatory
  • Skywalk Observatory
  • Travel to the top of the second-tallest building in Boston to enjoy an exhilarating 360-degree view of the city. The Skywalk Observatory at Prudential Center is the only attraction of its kind in Boston, complete with an audio tour, movie theater, and the Dreams of Freedom Immigration Museum.
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Swan Pond
  • Swan Pond
  • Located amidst the gorgeous Boston Common and Public Gardens, the Swan Pond features the famous Swan Boats, ducks, swans, and a beautifully architected footbridge over the water.
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TD Garden
  • TD Garden
  • Veteran residents still call it the "Boston Garden," some remember it as the "Fleet Center," but today, the "TD Garden" is the official venue for the Boston Celtics and Bruins. The original Boston Garden opened its doors in 1928, and closed in 1995.
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Walk the Freedom Trail
  • Walk the Freedom Trail
  • Boston visitors can experience some of the most treasured, historical sites of the American Revolution by walking the Freedom Trail, a red-brick 2.5 mile path that leads to 16 nationally recognized historical markers.
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