Whether it’s your first visiting or if you are a native of the city, Boston is a beautiful place to explore. Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and is home to 4.7 million, making it one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The city of Boston is full of fun and exciting historical and modern attractions to see! If you are traveling to the city, be sure to visit these Boston Bucket List destinations!
Even if you are not a Red Sox fan, Fenway Park is still a must-see. The ballpark opened in 1912 and is the oldest major league park still in use. Fenway Park has historic character and raving fans. Catching a game or taking a ballpark tour are experiences you will never forget.
The Boston Common is a beautiful downtown central park. Established in 1634, the Boston Common is the oldest city park in the country. Curved with walking paths, beautiful ponds, plenty of park benches, and luscious trees, the park is must-see.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is a must-see because it is one of the newest attractions that explores the historical event that led to the American Revolution. The attraction offers a close look into history through a fully immersive tour and informative museum. On the tour, you can be a part of dumping the famous tea that changed American history.
Museum of Fine Arts
The fifth largest museum in the country is the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The museum is home to over 450,000 works of art and welcomes more than one million visitors each year. The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most comprehensive art displays in the world making it a Boston must-see.
The historic Quincy Market is a local and national favorite because it is home to hundreds of restaurants and shops. Quincy Market was built in 1826 because mayor Josiah Quincy did not like the view of the former central market (Faneuil Hall). Today the market consists of four historic buildings full of local shops, food stalls, top restaurants, international brands and street performers.
Ye Olde Tavern Tour
If you want a fun way to explore the city, I recommend taking the Ye Olde Tavern Tour. The tour takes you through historic Boston, visiting 10 historic sites all while drinking local craft beer. During the tour, you’ll stop at three different taverns where you can select a craft beer of your choice! This is hands-down my favorite way to explore the city and I recommend taking the tour if you love history and beer!
While there is plenty of things to see and do in Boston, these are my Boston Bucket List recommendations. These attractions will allow you to explore Boston to its fullest while creating memories that will last a lifetime.
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