Each year, over 20 million visitors come to Boston to experience it’s rich history, arts, culture, education, sports, shopping, and natural beauty. Home to more than 35 colleges and universities and 150,000 students, Boston is a vibrant city. Just outside the city, neighborhood like Harvard Square in Cambridge and Coolidge Corner in Brookline are fun to explore and accessible via public transportation. Inside the city, you can visit over 20 neighborhoods that each bring their own unique flavor to the city. Even though many of attractions and sites are much closer to you than you think, Boston’s public transit system is available to transport you through the city.
Free and fun!
In Boston like many other big cities there is no lack of sites to see and places to explore. However, separating Boston from those other location is the volume of things that you can do for free! Boston offers a tremendous amount of events and venues that can fit any budget.F
- When the weather is nice there are public concerts and outdoor art installations at various locations around the city.
- You can walk along the harbor front and take in historical landmarks, contemporary buildings, and street performers.
- Boston also offers a host of free programming in the summer that includes movies, concerts and festivals.
- You can also tour the Sam Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain, tour the State Capitol building on Beacon Hill, walk aboard the old warship, USS Constitution, or climb the Bunker Hill memorial obelisk in Charlestown and take a walking tour downtown at no cost.
Boston is also home to a number of professional sports teams each with its own pedigree of success and all-time great players. You can take in a Red Sox baseball game, a Celtics Basketball game, a Revolutions soccer game, a Bruins hockey game, or a Patriots football game. Boston offers a variety of opportunities to explore professional and college soccer venues.
What is there to do in Boston?
- Attend a Celtics/Bruins/Red Sox game
- Visit the Museum of Fine Arts or Museum of Science
- Travel to one of many university historical, art and science centers
- Walk the Freedom Trail through Boston Common
- Meander along the Wharf
- Head to the beach
- Shop on Newbury Street
- Travel to a town center or square filled with unique shopping or restaurants
- Experience the nightlife
- Explore Harvard Square in nearby Cambridge
- Visit the Franklin Park Zoo
- Enjoy jewels of the Emerald Necklace such as Jamaica Plain Pond or the Arnold Arboretum
Take some time to explore these sights and take a virtual tour of the city:
City of Boston Visit the city of Boston’s official website.
Students in Boston City of Boston’s site for students.
Boston.com Get the latest Boston news and link to the Boston Globe.
Newbury Street Check out our neighborhood and the various shops and restaurants that we frequent.
Museums and the Arts