It's a big city, but you can cover the center on foot in just a couple of hours. And with the history of the Freedom Trail, the modern attractions of the Institute of Contemporary Art and everything in between, Greater Boston is worth exploring for a weekend, and for years to come.
Hop on the T for a quick ride to the Kennedy Library and Museum, or stay close to the water for a visit to the New England Aquarium. When you're ready for a coffee or ice cream break, a short walk to the North End will put you in the midst of world-class dolci on Hanover Street. Take the kids to the Children's Museum, where they'll have so much fun they won't even realize how much they're learning.The Museum of Science, where you'll catch fascinating exhibits — and a Duck Tour, an amphibious vehicle which takes you through the city and into the Charles River.
Just across the Charles River in Cambridge, enjoy the ethnic cuisine and plentiful bookstores of Harvard Square. If you're scientifically minded, the MIT Museum will give you a lot to think about.
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Get a taste of Ivy League life in the home of Harvard and MIT. And don't forget to take in the sunset along the Charles River in Harvard Square.Find: Lodging | Attractions
The shops and restaurants around Coolidge Corner are a great place to spend an afternoon, and you'll be just a short walk from the birthplace of John F. Kennedy.Find: Lodging | Attractions
Alive with modern and historical delights, Quincy is a great place to dine by the water, and get a glimpse into the fascinating life of John Adams at the Adams National Historic Site.Find: Lodging | Attractions
Sargent's murals. Wonders of Asian art. And traveling exhibitions of some of the world's most famous works. Find it all at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and stop by the museum café for an elegant lunch. Learn more>>
Arguably our nation's finest Presidential Library, and the very best source for all things Camelot. It's a short T ride to a museum that's thoroughly educational - and inspirational. Learn more>>
Finally, a museum where you're encouraged to touch the exhibits. The Children's Museum offers fun and education for all ages. Learn more>>
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