Headed to the Revere area this summer? Revere Beach and the boardwalk are great places to visit during your stay, but there are also some historical landmarks you won’t want to miss just a few miles down the road (or a few stops on the MBTA Blue Line) in Boston, Massachusetts.
Whether you’re looking to experience the historical landmarks of Boston, the taste of our amazing cuisine, or just stroll around the cobblestone streets, we have a few suggestions for your trip that will give you a sense of the culture and history of our region. Here are five must-see places in Boston, Massachusetts.
#1 Walk The Freedom Trail
Follow the red brick road that denotes the Freedom Trail and you will pass 16 of the city’s principal historic monuments and sites. Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail will give you a chance to experience three miles filled with historical places, museums, meeting houses, landmarks, and even a shipyard along the streets of Boston.
Most visitors start the trail walk at Boston Common Visitor Center where you can obtain a map and more information about each stop along the way. Along the trail, you will have a chance to take pictures and experience places such as the site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, Park Street Church, Benjamin Franklin’s statue, the Paul Revere House, the Old State House, the new State House, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument and the U.S.S. Constitution where Old Ironside’s frigate rests.
#2 Fenway Park
Home to none other than our favorite baseball team – the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is one of the nation’s oldest and most beloved parks in Major League Baseball. Take in a game, eat a Fenway frank, or take in the sheer size of the Green Monster, the 37-foot left-field wall while you tour the park.
Opened in 1912, Fenway Park is a fun place to visit even if you’re not a sports fan. The park looks much like it did when it opened with an old-time baseball feel including a hand-operated scoreboard and Pesky’s Pole denoting the foul line.
Schedule a tour or buy tickets to a game to take in this true jewel of Boston.
#3 Boston Common & Public Garden
In the heart of Boston sits America’s oldest park and the start of the Freedom Trail. Enjoy this beautiful green space that allows families and visitors alike to enjoy the outdoors from skating on the Frog Pond during the winter months or wading in the pool during the heat of summer.
Adjacent to Boston Common is the Boston Public Garden where families can visit the bronze ducklings and mama immortalized in Robert McCloskey’s children’s storybook “Make Way For Ducklings” and take a ride on a man-powered Swan Boat in the pond.
#4 Museums, Museums, Museums
Boston is rich with museums dotted all over the city. The latest count has museums at a total of 58! Some of the area’s favorites include the Museum of Science, a favorite for families, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, and the Boston Children’s Museum.
One of our favorites is not a museum at all but the New England Aquarium, located along the Central Wharf. Check out the seals, penguins, and touch tank that will have you coming back for more year after year.
#5 Charles River & the Duck Boats
For a unique tour of Boston, take a ride on an amphibious boat on land and on the Charles River. Departure locations for these fun and informative tours start at the Prudential Center, Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium. Visit historic landmarks and splashdown in the river with a conductor that will keep you laughing and informed about the events and places that make Boston so unique.