Boston is a unique city that offers travelers a wealth of historical and
cultural attractions. Many people live and work in the downtown area, making
Boston a fantastic walking city. Here you’ll find museums, restaurants, and
shopping -- all within easy reach.
Tours and Cruises
Shopping and Fun
The Children’s Museum
300 Congress Street
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston’s most comprehensive art museum is especially well-known for its collections
of European paintings, European and American decorative arts and furnishings, Egyptian
sculpture, and Asian fine and decorative arts.
Museum of Science
Explore over 400 interactive exhibits, the Mugar Omni Theater, the Thomson Theater of
Electricity, and the Hayden Planetarium.
The New England Aquarium
See the moray eels, sea turtles, sharks, and tropical fish that live inside one of
the world's largest cylindrical saltwater tanks. The aquarium also features seal lion shows,
whale watches, and an IMAX theatre.
USS Constitution Museum
Building 22, Boston National Historical Park, Charlestown Navy Yard
Located adjacent to the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in
the world, this museum offers hands-on exhibits, displays of historic artifacts, and
computer simulated re-enactments.
Boston Duck Tours
Your tour begins at the Prudential Center as you board your "duck", an
authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. You’ll cruise
by Bunker Hill, Boston Common, Copley Square, Quincy Market and many other
city landmarks, then splash down into the Charles River for a breathtaking
view of the Boston and Cambridge skyline!
Tours run from April 1 to December 1 and depart rain or shine, 7 days a
week, every half hour from 9 a.m. to approximately one hour before sunset.
The tours are approximately 80 minutes long.
Boston Harbor Whale Watch
60 Rowes Wharf
Whale watching boat the Majestic runs from late June to early September.
Discover Boston Trolley Tours
Take a two-hour narrated sightseeing tour of Boston and Cambridge aboard a gleaming
white old-fashioned trolley. Points of interest include Boston Common, Faneuil Hall,
the Paul Revere House, and the USS Constitution. The trolley tour provides free hotel
pick-ups from the John Jeffries House.
Discover Boston also offers harbor cruises and a limousine service.
Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
This narrated tour reveals the darker side of Boston. Hear stories about the city’s
most sinister characters, from the Angel of Death to the Boston Strangler, and step inside
two of the oldest graveyards in Boston.
Tours run year-round Thursday through Monday, and daily from late May through
early November. Reservations are required.
One of the largest fine-dining cruise ships on Boston Harbor, offering lunch and dinner
cruises and a Sunday jazz brunch.
Blue Cat Café (American)
94 Massachusetts Avenue
The Bull and Finch Pub (American/pub)
84 Beacon Street
Clerys (modern Irish/American)
113 Dartmouth Street
279 Newbury Street
Legal Sea Foods
Locations at 26 Park Plaza, 100 Huntington Avenue, 800 Boylston Street, and
255 State Street
Maison Robert (French)
45 School Street
185 State Street at the Harborside Inn
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
8 Park Place
The Rack (billiards club and American fare)
24 Clinton Street, Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Ristorante Limoncello (Italian)
190 North Street
Vinny Testa’s (Italian)
867 Boylston Street
Union Oyster House (seafood)
41 Union Street
Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market
Built in 1742 for both the commercial benefit of Boston and as a meeting hall,
the Faneuil Hall Marketplace now houses over 50 shops, 14 full-service restaurants
and 40 food stalls.
145 Ipswitch (behind Fenway Park)
Entertainment complex featuring virtual games and sports, pool tables, racing simulators,
and dining. For ages 18+ after 7 p.m.
Newbury Street runs from the Public Gardens to Massachusetts Avenue and
includes 8 blocks of upscale clothing boutiques, art galleries, jewelry, antiques, and fine
dining. The area is also architecturally and historically rich, with many of
the buildings constructed in the late 19th century.
The North End
While there are a variety of over 500 businesses located in the North End,
the area is most well-known for its Italian restaurants, delis, cafes,
specialty food shops, and bakeries. If you’re hungry, this is the place to