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.

Summer in Boston

Check out the new virtual guide to Boston from FlipKey.

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, Boston Public Garden

  • Washington Statue, Boston Public Garden

  • Harborwalk, Boston

  • Charles River

  • Zakim Bridge

  • Trinity Church in the City of Boston

    Boston

    Trinity Church is a masterpiece of American architecture. Dedicated in 1877, Trinity presented a bold, fresh new face and feeling for... more

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  • Irish Heritage Trail

    Boston

    Self-guided, three mile walking tour through Boston's downtown, North End, Beacon Hill and Back Bay; 20 public landmarks honor famous Irish... more

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  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    Boston

    (Due to the Government shutdown, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, run by the National Archives and Records Administration, will... more

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  • USS Constitution

    Charlestown

    Oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world; defeated four British frigates during War of 1812 and earned the nickname "Old Ironsides"... 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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  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Boston

    An intimate Venetian-inspired palace in the heart of Boston, with three floors of galleries surrounding a flower-filled courtyard, the Isabella... more

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  • Longfellow National Historic Site

    Cambridge

    General George Washington's Continental Army headquarters, 1775-1776; home of poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1837-1882; gathering place for prominent... more

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  • Ward's Berry Farm

    Sharon

    Family-run farm and market. PYO strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries and pumpkins in season. Hayrides in strawberry and pumpkin seasons. Year-round:... more

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  • Battle of Bunker Hill Museum

    Charlestown

    Museum housing over 4000 square feet of new exhibit space. Featuring the exhibit "The Decisive Day: The Battle of Bunker Hill-Revolution,... more

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  • Boston By Foot, Inc.

    Boston

    Guided architectural and historical walking tours of Boston; Freedom Trail, Victorian Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Boston by Little Feet, Boston... more

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  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Boston

    Outdoor festival marketplace built in 1826; street performers; pushcarts and over 140 specialty shops and restaurants featured in Quincy, South and North... more

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  • The Boston Beer Company

    Boston

    Tours & tastings on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Fridays at 2:00 and 5:30 pm. Saturday tours every 30 mintues from 11:00 am to 2:00... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Prudential Skywalk Observation Deck and Exhibit

    Boston

    Breathtaking 360-degree views of Boston from 700 feet above ground. 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 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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  • 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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