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Best of Boston

Best of Boston
Best of Boston

© Werner Kunz

Boston is a city that feels more like a town with a compact, pedestrian-friendly center. Some of the oldest streets in the country traverse the city of Boston, and along them you'll find scores of universities, museums, world-class restaurants, and history-drenched architecture.

Progressive communities and hip neighborhoods flank each other from the Boston Harbor to Cambridge and are filled with activities, attractions, shopping and nightlife. Are any of them the best? Experience a few and find out!

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Boston Public Garden
Charles River Esplanade
  • Charles River Esplanade
  • One of the most peaceful places in Boston is along the banks of the Charles River, on a long strip of park land known as the Esplanade. Sailboats drift by gently, brushed along by the wind like tranquil swans.
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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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Fenway Park
  • Fenway Park
  • Fenway Park has been the home of the Boston Red Sox since April 20, 1912 when they defeated the New York Highlanders-later known as the New York Yankees.
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Museum of Fine Arts
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Museum of Fine Arts is Boston's premier art institution, showcasing a world-class collection within an ambiance of architectural grandeur.
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Museum of Science
  • Museum of Science
  • Since the late 1800s, the Museum of Science has prided itself on a prestigious collection of internationally-renowned exhibits. Don't be intimidated by the title though, as you don't need to be a science buff to enjoy this museum -- the displays are accessible for all visitors.
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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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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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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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