If you’ve ever lived in Boston, it’s probably one of your favorite places in the world. It’s certainly one of the most unique. Ask ten people what they love about Boston and you’ll get ten different answers. Boston’s quirky; it’s the One Man Band guy playing oldies but goodies on Newbury Street and grown men quacking on duck boats. Boston’s historic: The Kennedy’s! The infamous Boston Tea Party! The Freedom Trail! Boston is sports paradise: if you want to eat, sleep, and breathe sports (warning: it smells like Fenway Franks), this is the place to do it. And of course, Boston’s wicked smart; there are over 50 colleges & universities in the Greater Boston area, including Harvard and MIT. It has the art, food, and nightlife of a big city, with the friendliness and heart of a small town. Boston is one of a kind – just ask that One Man Band guy.

For more information on Boston and the Greater Boston region, visit these sites:
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Metro West Tourism & Visitors Bureau

downtown-boston

  • Swan Boats, Public Garden

  • Zakim Bridge

  • Boston Public Garden

    Boston

    Formal gardens and rare trees; setting for McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings" book and sculpture. Seasonal Swan Boat rides (fee). more

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  • Boston Public Library

    Boston

    Established 1848 as the first publicly supported municipal library in America; Italian-Renaissance building; courtyard, sculpture, and paintings; murals by John Singer... more

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  • Bunker Hill Monument

    Charlestown

    221-foot granite obelisk commemorates the June 17, 1775, Battle of Bunker Hill; historical talks. The monument is currently undergoing rehabilitation and it... more

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  • Copley Place

    Boston

    Located in the historic Back Bay, Copley Place is Boston's most distinctive shopping destination with 75 fabulous stores including: Neiman Marcus,... more

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  • The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon

    Foxborough

    The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is an interactive experience and a modern museum that provides entertainment for... more

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  • Old North Church

    Boston

    Oldest church building in Boston (1723); April 8, 1775, sexton Robert Newman displayed two lanterns in church's steeple to warn Paul Revere of... more

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  • Au Bon Pain

    Boston

    Boston-based Au Bon Pain now has 240 bakery cafs around the world. Their secret? Only the best ingredients and the freshest... more

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  • Boston Chocolate Walking Tours

    Boston

    Boston Chocolate Walking Tours provides guided walking and tasting tours of select Boston chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafes. Founded by... more

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  • Boston Harborwalk

    Boston

    47 mile public walkway that winds its way along the wharves, piers, bridges, beaches, and shoreline of Boston Harbor. One of... more

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  • Harborside Inn

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  • Noanet Woodlands

    Dover

    You will find more than 17 miles of shady trails and woods roads for walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.... more

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  • Old State House

    Boston

    The oldest public building in Boston (1713); was headquarters of British government in Boston; first proclamation of the Declaration of Independence... more

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  • Parker's Restaurant

    Boston

    You don't have to go far to experience Boston's finest dining. Featured in USA Today as Zagat's Top 15 Most Iconic... more

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  • Boston African-American National Historic Site

    Boston

    15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. more

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  • Boston Red Sox

    Boston

    2007 World Series Champions; professional baseball (MLB); home games played at Fenway Park; stadium tours. more

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  • Boston University

    Boston

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  • Charley's

    Boston

    This local Boston favorite offers guests traditional American classics in a comfortable and fun atmosphere. Our specialties include: Juicy Burgers... more

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  • Griffin Museum of Photography

    Winchester

    A nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lectures, we strive to... more

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  • Legal Sea Foods

    Boston

    'Boston's Most Popular Restaurant' (Zagat 2009) where the signature dish is really fresh fish. With 40 varieties of seafood available throughout the... more

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  • Old Corner Bookstore

    Boston

    Built in 1718; home to Ticknor and Fields Publishing House frequented by Dickens, Emerson, Longfellow, and Thoreau; now a 'Boston Globe'... more

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