1. Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts
Boston, MA 02115
Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art
2. The Boston Pops
301 Massachusetts Ave., Symphony Hall
Boston, MA 02115 (Fenway/ Kenmore)
Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the Charles River Esplanade.
3. Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02108
Fenway Park is the oldest Major League baseball park in the United States. Its small, intimate atmosphere really allows you to feel like you are “in the game.”
4. Boston Public Garden
69 Beacon ST.
Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden.
5. Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St., At Copley Sq.
Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
The Boston Public Library was the first large municipally-funded public library in America. It has a central location right in the heart of Copley Square, facing the Trinity Church, easily accessible by taking the Green Line to Copley station (or also near to Orange Line Back Bay stop
6. The North End
Boston's North End
Boston, MA 02109
This Italian neighborhood, Boston's oldest, is known for its wonderful restaurants and historic sights. Walk the cobblestone streets to take in the architecture and aromas of delicious food, and visit Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church while you're in the neighborhood.
7. Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain
Boston, MA 02130 (Jamaica Plain/ Mission Hill)
Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and vines.
8. John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library
Boston, MA 02125
Relive the Kennedy era in this dynamic combination museum and library, where your visit starts with a short film and then leaves you on your own to explore a series of fascinating exhibits, including the Kennedy-Nixon debate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the space program, 1960s campaign paraphernalia and displays about Jacqueline and other Kennedy family members.
9. New England Holocaust Memorial
Between Congress and Union Streets
Boston, MA 02109 (Downtown)
The six glass towers of this striking memorial serve to represent the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, six main Nazi death camps.
10. Boston Harbor Islands National Park
Boston, MA 02109
This National Park consists of 34 small islands just off shore in Boston Harbor. The most popular, George's Island, is home to Fort Warren, a Civil War Landmark that housed Confederate prisoners.
11. Old North Church
193 Salem St.
Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
The signal from the steeple of Boston's oldest church triggered the War for Independence that led to the birth of America. On that fateful night in 1775, the two lanterns in the steeple told Paul Revere that the British were approaching by boat, not on foot.
12. Boston Common
Between Tremont, Beacon, Charles, Park & Boylston Streets
Boston, MA 02108 (Downtown)
Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
13. USS Constitution Museum
Bldg 5 Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown
Boston, MA 02129 (Charlestown)
At the USS Constitution Museum you don't just learn about history, you EXPERIENCE it! Furl a sail, fire a cannon and scrub the decks to learn what life was like at sea over 200 years ago.
14. Granary Burying Ground
Boston, MA 02108 (Downtown)
The burial ground for famous American patriots like Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams is also the final resting place for Mother Goose.
15. Museum of Science
Boston, MA 02114
Spend a couple of hours or the whole day at this hands-on museum that has something exciting for everyone. Touch a lizard, watch chicks hatching, see lightning being created and enjoy hundreds of other exhibits, where you can't help but learn something new about science and technology.
16. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Congress Street Bridge
Boston, MA 02210
At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American History! It's more than a stroll through historic artifacts – it's an adventure!