Welcome to Boston, one of the most visited cities in North America.
You'll find lots of reasons to love Boston - our treasure trove of important historical sites as well as modern attractions, gorgeous city neighborhoods, and spectacular waterfront location make Boston easy and fun to visit, whether you're coming for a vacation or business travel.
But that's just the beginning. Excellent hotels, chef-owned restaurants, and numerous things to do combined with Boston's compact, human-scale size give you the opportunity to fully enjoy yourself as you explore the city.
So if you're planning a visit, where to begin? That's where Boston Discovery Guide comes in.
You'll find all the travel information you need to plan your trip, ranging from guides to Boston's top attractions, fun events, and entertainment to our world-class museums and sports to tips about hidden treasures.
BostonDiscoveryGuide.com is an independent travel guide created by experienced world travelers who have called Boston home for 20+ years. We love Boston - and know you will too!
The best Boston hotels for your budget and location preferences, tantalizing restaurants, entertaining city tours . . . Boston Discovery Guide offers recommendations for all of these travel essentials, along with a useful sightseeing map with top tourism attractions for each area.
Take a look at our Trip Planner and recommendations for best Guide Books. If you're heading out of the city on a cruise ship, or coming here for a Port of Call stop, we have lots of useful information for you, too.
Boston practically overflows with interesting places to see, things to do, and events to experience.
Whether you start by exploring the top Boston tourism and historical attractions, or head straight to our famous sports arenas, Harbor cruises, world-class museums, or thriving Theatre District, you'll find plenty to keep you busy and having fun.
A Boston vacation can be more affordable than you might think - especially if you take advantage of all the ways to save.
Look for the biggest discounts on big-ticket items: flights and hotels. Discount cards give you savings of as much as 50% savings on top attractions, tours, and day trips. And half-price tickets to theater, shows, cruises, sports, and entertainment let you save even more.
Our biggest events attract millions of visitors each year, and the city sparkles with excitement during these mega-events.
Start planning your own visit to experience in person the First Night celebration on New Year's Eve, the spectacular Boston Pops Concert and July 4th Fireworks extravaganza on Independence day, the exciting Boston Marathon in April, and the breath-taking display fall foliage during autumn months.
We update Boston-Discovery-Guide.com almost daily. Here's how you can stay in touch with the latest Boston tourism information:
Must-see attractions - the Freedom Trail, Prudential Skywalk Observation Deck, Fenway Park, the Boston Marathon, Newbury Street shopping, plus more. Find out how to get discounts, where to stay nearby, how to get there, and other nearby attractions.
Find all the fun ways to see Boston - everything from strolls along the Freedom Trail (with or without costumed guides) to Duck Boat land and sea tours to Boston Harbor Cruises. Plus, recommended tours for kids and teens.
Boston Hotels | Best Deals, Luxury Hotels, Boutique Hotels
Choose a hotel to fit your budget, preferred location, and desired amenities. Whether you want waterfront views, a cheap rate, a luxury boutique, close to Fenway Park or TD Garden, personalized service, a great deal, or something else, you can find hotels to match your preferences in convenient central neighborhoods.
Want to see Boston for half-price? Find out which of these cards give you the biggest savings in Boston, how much you can save, and which discount card is best for you.
"Where can I find cheap hotels in Boston?" I get this question a lot. Find out about my 5 top picks for affordable hotels in the best neighborhoods in central Boston - and learn why these comfortable, convenient hotels can offer you such cheap rates.
Over 30 museums make Boston's history, science, technology, art, and sports come alive. Visit your favorite - or explore a new one. Top picks: Museum of Fine Arts, New England Aquarium, Children's Museum, Museum of Science, Harvard Museum of Natural History
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