Other cities may boast more monuments, colleges or parks, but no other East Coast destination offers Boston's sheer variety. From the historic Freedom Trail to modern MIT, from the green beauty of the Public Garden to the Green Monster at Fenway Park, you'll be glad you've "bean" to Boston.
This downtown area surrounding Quincy Market offers plenty to see. The Freedom Trail passes through this area; its historic sights include the Paul Revere House and Old North Church. Don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace's numerous food vendors and local restaurants for an authentic taste of Boston. In the North End, plentiful shops and restaurants offer Italian-American delights.
These central Boston neighborhoods offer a wealth of historic sights and plenty of nightlife options. Ride a Swan Boat or 'make way for ducklings' in the Boston Public Garden. Explore 16 Revolutionary War-era historic sights along the three-mile Freedom Trail; it starts at Boston Common. See a Broadway-style musical in the Theatre District, or party the night away in Boylston Alley.
This bustling area brims with shopping, art galleries, restaurants and nightlife. Browse through boutiques ranging from upscale to funky along Newbury Street and Commonwealth Avenue, or browse for top brands at Copley Place. Rollerblade along the Esplanade beside the Charles River, or take in a concert at the bandshell. In the summertime, catch a Red Sox baseball game at legendary Fenway Park.
The city of Cambridge is best-known as the home of Harvard University. People-watch at world-famous Harvard Square, or shop for everything from used textbooks to haute couture. Explore local and international cuisine on Inman Square, visit MIT near Kendall Square or explore Japanese food and culture near Porter Square. To reach Boston, cross the Charles River on foot or take the "T" Red Line.
No matter when you visit Boston, you'll find something to cheer about. In springtime, the nearby town of Lexington hosts Revolutionary War reenactments. Boston's many colleges and universities hold their graduation ceremonies from mid-May through early June. Autumn is prime time for baseball's pennant race, a chance to cheer for the Red Sox. Wintertime features plenty of Boston Symphony concerts.