Boston is a great, walk-able city with so much to do! A lot of important historical events happened here, and there is great food, sports, shopping, museums, and more. Boston also has great public transportation that makes it easy to get around. It’s a perfect city for a weekend getaway, although you could definitely spend longer than a weekend here. We recommend going in the summer!
For even more about Boston, check out our guide on how to spend Two Days in Boston.
10 Things to do in Boston, Massachusetts:
Freedom Trail: The Freedom Trail is one of the more popular and touristy things to do in Boston, however it is worth it. You will see 16 historical sites during your walking tour (self-guided or with a guide). The trail is marked with a red line, and there are plenty of markers that tell you exactly what you’re looking at. You can do as much or as little of the trail as you’d like. It’s definitely a must-do while you’re in Boston.
Bunker Hill Monument: A stop along the Freedom Trail, this monument commemorates one of the first battles of the American Revolution. Climb the 294 steps for spectacular views of the Boston area.
Fenway Park: See a game or take a tour of America’s Most Beloved Baseball Park and learn more about its 100+ year history.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace: This is where you can find Quincy Market, tons of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. It is definitely more of a tourist-y area but still fun to walk around.
Boston Symphony Orchestra: The Boston Symphony Orchestra has been around since 1881. They perform at Boston’s Symphony Hall and Tanglewood in the summer.
Boston Public Library: While you may not want to visit a library on your trip, the Boston Public Library is worth checking out. (No pun intended.) Opened in 1895, the library is located in Copley Square and boasts some impressive art and architecture.
North End: This is another area you will pass through along the Freedom Trail. It has many Italian restaurants and cafes, shops, and more. It is a fun place to walk around and explore.
Samuel Adams Brewery: Learn about the history of Sam Adams and see the brewery and Tap Room. The brewery tours are “free” (they do ask for a small donation).
New England Holocaust Memorial: Take a few moments during your stay in Boston to walk through the New England Holocaust Memorial. It is a beautiful, yet sobering, monument.
Duck Tour: The best way to see as much as you can in a short amount of time is taking a Duck Tour. They take you all around Boston, and then you go for a short ride on the Charles River.
These are just a few ideas of what you can do when you’re in Boston. There’s so much more to see and do!