Boston, MA

Boston & Cambridge have something for everyone. From shopping and sports to culture and fine dining, you’ll find that Boston & Cambridge have it all. And it’s all within walking distance. Whether you arrive in Boston by plane, train, cab or car, you’ll want to get yourself settled, put on your walking shoes, and discover what makes Boston, America’s Walking City!

For First Time Visitors

•  Freedom Trail Run
•  Boston Harbor Cruises
•  Boston Duck Tours
•  New England Aquarium
•  Harvard Museum of Natural History
•  Charles River
•  Sanders Theatre

For Repeat Visitors

•  Harvard Square
•  Mt. Auburn Cemetery
•  Cashunt Boston
•  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Interested in a little culture? View the great masters at the Museum of Fine Arts or the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum. Visit the Museum of Science or the New England Aquarium. Or take the time to visit the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum, the official Presidential Library of the 35th President of the United States. 

Wander up Newbury Street, and find everything from Armani to the Gap. Stroll up Newbury Street in the afternoon to have lunch at one of the many outdoor cafe and do a little shopping along the way. If sports is your thing, take in baseball game with the Red Sox at the World Famous Fenway Park. Or during the winter, go to the TD Garden and watch the Boston Celtics play basketball or the Boston Bruins play ice hockey. Don’t forget that you can go for a Whale Watch, take a dinner cruise on Boston Harbor, or just go sit by the water for a cocktail as you contemplate your short stay and start planning your next visit to Boston & Cambridge.


Start your day on the top floor of the Prudential Building. From 52 floors up, you can see a 360 degree view of Boston – and on a clear day you can even see the White Mountains of New Hampshire! Hop on an Old Town Trolley and get off at Boston Common to walk Boston’s famous Freedom Trail, a red line on the sidewalk that links 16 of the city’s historic landmarks. 

Start at the Boston Common, America’s first public park, walk through the Old Granary Burring Ground, where some of the best know leaders of the American Revolution are buried: John Hancock, Samuel Adams & Paul Revere. You’ll even find Mary Goose (a.k.a. Mother Goose) who had 20 children and is known for Mother Goose’s Melodies, Songs for the Nursery. Walk by the Old State House where the Declaration of Independence was read in public for the first time in 1776. Continue on to Faneuil Hall, a meeting hall and marketplace when it was originally built in 1742, it’s now known for its shopping and dining. Grab lunch at the Union Oyster House, the oldest continuously operated restaurant in America , then continue onto the Old North Church, where the lanterns were flashed (one if by land, two if by sea) to warn of British troop movements during the Revolution. And end up at the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy. She was nicknamed in Old Ironsides in the War of 1812 when cannonballs bounced off her hulls – when in fact, the ship is made of live oak.


Wander through Beacon Hill and discover the red-brick townhouses and cobbled streets of the “original” Boston. Enjoy the Boston Common and Public Garden, the oldest botanical garden in the United States. While you’re in the Public Garden, you can take a Swan Boat ride. 

Just a few steps away on Beacon Street you can have lunch at the original Cheers that the famous TV show was named after. In the afternoon, take a Duck Tour of the city on one of the original amphibious vehicles used in World War II – drive around the city, see where Thomas Edison discovered electricity, and take a ride on the famous Charles River. With so many restaurants to choose from try one of Boston’s “famous chef” restaurants: Barbara Lynch’s Menton, Jasper White’s Summer Shack, Chris Coombs’ Boston Chops, or Mary Dumont’s Cultivar. End the evening at one of Boston’s late night clubs on Lansdowne Street


Take a change of scenery and visit Cambridge. Just across the river from Boston, Cambridge is the home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Harvard is the oldest university in the United States, founded in 1636. Its library, Widener Library houses 11 million books that are available to students and faculty, as well as the general public. Harvard also has eight museums, including a Museum of Natural History, and three world-class art museums. While you’re in Harvard Square, shop at one of the dozens of bookstores that Cambridge is known for, have dinner at Harvest, and end your evening with some jazz at the Regattabar.