Boston's parks are more than just green spaces with leafy trees and lovely flowers. They are where you'll find free summer movies, concerts, statues, monuments and memorials, public art, summer theater, playgrounds, snack vendors, Swan Boats, popup markets, beer gardens, carousels, tennis courts, splash pools, bike and running paths, waterfront access - and lots more fun attractions.
With 50+ colleges and universities including world-famous Harvard and MIT, Boston attracts around 350,000 students during the academic year.
If you have teenagers, book an informative student-led campus tour of Harvard University to see its famous buildings and landmarks, and get an informative and entertaining view of Harvard culture and student life.
Historic restaurants and taverns, top sports bars, wine bars, hundreds of unique chef-owned bistros, fresh local lobster and other seafood, the North End's authentic Italian restaurants, Irish pubs, Asian cuisine in Chinatown - these are just a few of the memorable places that make Boston's lively dining scene a top attraction.
Here's where to start exploring all of Boston's fantastic places to eat and drink:
1. Want to maximize your time and see as much as possible? Join a full-day tour led by an expert guide who will show you top Boston attractions as well as Revolutionary War sites in nearby Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord.
3. Take a walk along the Freedom Trail to experience top historic sites while also soaking up the ambiance of several legendary neighborhoods. Along the way, stop by the New England Aquarium on the Boston Harbor waterfront, admire work by local artisans at SoWa Open Market on the Greenway, and treat yourself to canolli and cappuccino at a North End bakery - or even better, join a Boston food tour.