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Top 10 things to do in Boston

Boston enchants with its cosmopolitan elegance and European flair. It's the place to stroll down American history lane and enjoy a day with seven innings at the nation's oldest major league ballpark. Fancy some arts and science? The city can arrange that, too.

Planning Your Visit

  • Freedom Trail Tour

    A 90-minute guided tour starts daily on the half hour from 10:30AM-3:30PM (May-Nov.) and departs from Faneuil Hall ArtsBoston Bostix booth. Alternatively, tours begin daily every hour on the hour from 11:00AM-4:00PM (April-Nov.) and depart from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center.
    Price: Book in advance online and pay $13 (adult) and $7.50 (children 6-12), which includes a $1 donation to the Preservation Fund.

  • Fenway Park Tour

    The ballpark offers various packaged tours. For a 60-minute guided Public Tour, purchase tickets at Gate D ticket booth on the day you would like to visit. Tours take places on the hour from 9:00AM-5:00PM. When it's a game day, the last tour takes place 3 hours prior to game time.
    Admission is $18 (adult), $12 (children 3-15). All tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Location: 4 Yawkey Way

  • Zoo and Aquarium opening hours and tickets

    The Zoo is open weekdays from 10:00AM-5:00PM and weekends and holidays from 10:00AM-6:00PM (summer schedule: April 1 - September 30). Price is $19.95 (adult). It's $5 per person for the ""Giraffe Encounter"" (times: 11:00AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM and each limited to 15 people). Location: 1 Franklin Park Road
    The Aquarium is open daily from 9:00AM-6:00PM. Admission is $26.95, $31.95 with IMAX. Purchase tickets online and skip the wait in line. Location: 1 Central Wharf

  • MoS and Fine Arts Museum opening hours and tickets

    MoS is open from 9:00AM-5:00PM Saturday - Thursday and Fridays from 9:00AM-9:00PM (Jan. 1 - July 4; Sep. 9 - Dec. 31); Saturday - Thursday from 9:00AM-7:00PM and Fridays from 9:00AM-9:00PM (July 5 - Sep. 7). Price is $23 (adult). Location: 1 Science Park
    Fine Arts Museum is open from Monday - Tuesday from 10:00AM-4:45PM; Wednesday - Friday from 10:00AM-9:45PM; Saturday - Sunday from 10:00AM-4:45PM. Admission is $25 (adult). Location: 465 Huntington Ave.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    To avoid the winter chill, and possible snowstorms, visit Boston between June and November, when the temperatures are mild and you can go to an outdoor festival or enjoy a baseball game.

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What people are saying about Boston

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,424 reviews

First visit to Boston. Wanted to get a quick view of the City. Traveling with 16 year old grandsons. Informative, fast, fun.The only negative is our tour was in March so plastic window covers were down for warmth. The scratched plastic was very difficult to see details through. Still worth it.

The tour obviously concentrated on U S history which was of more relevance and interest to the American group members than to me from the U K although the U K did play a key role in the early U S

Great time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The crew was really friendly. Lots of options to drink at the bar. They had all the tables and benches spaced out for Covid measurements.

Definitely a good option if you have a quick trip as you get to see all the main points. Would do again on a warmer day! Wear layers in the spring

This is my 3rd time on the ducks but my first time post Covid and from the Prudential Center. My family and I really enjoyed Art Ducco