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Things to do in Boston

Discover an amazing choice of things to do in Boston. Shop until you drop, dine in style, tour famous historic attractions or see Boston’s top sports teams in action in this unique, cosmopolitan city.

Experience the shopping paradise that is Newbury Street on Boston city breaks. Catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park or take a seat rink-side for a Boston Celtics ice-hockey match at TD Garden. Have your photograph taken outside the bar that inspired TV’s Cheers and sample delicious Boston Cream Pie at its award-winning birthplace. Pick your perfect base from our extensive choice of hotels.

Shopping in Boston

Shopping in Boston

Known as one of the world’s most expensive streets - Newbury Street boasts eight blocks of chic boutiques and big-brand stores. Pick up one-of-a-kind gifts, then stop for lunch at the replica Cheers bar at historic Faneuil Hall. For designer bargains, make your way to Washington Avenue or Wrentham Village.

Eating out in Boston

Eating out in Boston

Tuck into a steaming bread bowl of clam chowder at Boston’s renowned seafood restaurant Atlantic Fish Co. For dessert, make your way to the award-winning Parkers – home of the famous Boston Cream Pie. Or for a fondue dining experience like no other, make your way to the Melting Pot.

Boston nightlife

Boston nightlife

A must on Boston city breaks – visit the original bar that inspired TV’s Cheers. Or enjoy a pint of stout at 350 year-old Irish pub The Green Dragon. Be sure to see the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra in concert or groove to cool sounds at the award-winning Scullers Jazz Club.

Boston sports scene

Boston sports scene

Settle down with a hot dog and watch the Boston Red Sox in action at Fenway Park. See the Boston Celtics in a thrilling ice-hockey match at TD Garden. Or use your car hire to drive to Gillette Stadium - the homestead of Superbowl champions the New England Patriots.

Cultural Boston

Cultural Boston

Wander around the Freedom Trail and discover Boston’s pivotal role in shaping America’s history. Tour the world’s oldest warship, USS Constitution, and journey back to 1773 at the Boston Tea Party Museum. Watch a Shakespeare play under the stars on balmy evenings, or go ice-skating in winter at Boston Common.

Boston experiences

See the best of Boston with these exciting experiences

Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Discover Boston at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. See the most popular sights of Boston at your own pace, by hopping on and off at any of the 18 stops as often as you like. Trolleys depart every 20 or 30 minutes, dependant upon season. Show your Old Town Trolley ticket and receive free admission to the Old State House, Boston’s preeminent historic museum, housed within the oldest surviving building in the city.

Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Boston CityPass

See Boston’s most famous attractions at one price, with plenty of time to enjoy them all. The CityPass is valid for nine days, so you can take everything in on weekend breaks or visit the attractions at your leisure. Take in spectacular views from the Skywalk Observatory. Soak up the culture at the Museum of Fine Arts. Shop until you drop at the Prudential Center, or spend fun-filled family days out at the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science.

Boston CityPass

New England Seacoast

This delightful tour takes in the unique scenery of the New England coast, stopping first at beautiful Hampton Beach. Your second stop will be in scenic Maine, where you will see York’s famous ‘Nubble Light’ lighthouse. Admire the historic architecture as you continue through the tree-lined streets of Kennebunk Village. After viewing former President Bush’s summer home from Walker Point, your tour concludes with 2 hours of shopping and lunch at the many quaint shops and eateries of Kennebunkport.

New England Seacoast

Boston Whale Watching Cruise

The Boston Whale Watching Cruise by high-speed catamaran is the fastest and most comfortable way to see these magnificent creatures. Get to and from the whales in half the time, allowing more time to watch as they frolic in their natural habitat. You’ll visit Stellwagen Bank, the East Coast’s most famous whale watching destination. Each cruise is narrated by a guide from the noted Whale Center of New England (WCNE), who will share their unique insight into these amazing mammals.

Boston Whale Watching Cruise

Fall Foliage Spectacular Tour from Boston

Experience the stunning New England countryside in fall as the leaves transform into a spectacular collage of colours. Travel past glassy ponds and ancient farms, weathered roadside taverns and sturdy colonial churches. Tuck into a traditional hot lunch (for an additional cost) at a quaint tavern nestled in the heart of the mountains. Complete your afternoon with a visit to a native apple orchard where sweet (non-alcoholic) cider is made. This seasonal tour operates from September to October.

Fall Foliage Spectacular Tour from Boston

When best to visit Boston?

Find out what the weather is like before taking a Boston holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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Boston for free

High Life Magazine

Boston for free

History, art, and loafing in the park: sometimes the best things in life really are free. Five great - and gratis - things to do in Boston.

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