The Best Things to Do in Boston Massachusetts

About Boston, MA

Boston (US: , UK: ), officially the City of Boston, is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and 24th-most populous city in the country. The city proper covers about 48.4 square miles (125 km2) with a population of 675,647 in 2020, also making it the most populous city in New England. It is the seat of Suffolk County (although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999). The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest MSA in the country. A broader combined statistical area (CSA), generally corresponding to the commuting area and including Providence, Rhode Island, is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States. Boston is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from the English town of the same name. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the siege of Boston. Upon American independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) first subway system (Tremont Street subway, 1897), and first large public library (Boston Public Library, 1848). Today, Boston is a thriving center of scientific research. The Boston area's many colleges and universities make it a world leader in higher education, including law, medicine, engineering and business, and the city is considered to be a global pioneer in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 5,000 startups. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification.  

Boston, MA Neighborhoods

South Boston, North End, Downtown, Dorchester, Back Bay, South End, Prudential / St. Botolph, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Fenway–Kenmore, Chinatown, Government Center, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Brighton, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan, SoWa, Downtown Crossing, Boston Theater District, Upham's Corner, Nubian Square, Longwood Medical and Academic Area, Seaport District, Codman Square, Neponset / Port Norfolk, Egleston Square, D Street / West Broadway, Grove Hall, Ashmont, Lower Roxbury, West End, Dorchester Center, Columbus Park / Andrew Square, West Fens, St. Elizabeth's, Central-Maverick Square / Paris Street, Oak Square, Lower Allston, Back Bay West, Harbor View / Orient Heights, Jones Hill, Leather District, Blackstone Block Historic District, Mission Hill, Meeting House Hill, Stony Brook / Cleary Square, Financial District, Forest Hills / Woodbourne, BOSTON, MA WEATHER

Top Sights in Boston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Science New England Aquarium
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Fenway Park Freedom Trail
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Boston Children's Museum The Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston Common Harvard Art Museums Public Garden
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum The Paul Revere House Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Old North Church USS Constitution Museum Old State House
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Massachusetts State House USS Constitution
Boston Harbor Islands State Park The Harvard Museum of Natural History Quincy Market
Bunker Hill Monument Franklin Park Zoo The Museum of Fine Arts
Old South Meeting House Newbury Street MIT Museum
Boston Harbor Harvard Square Granary Burying Ground
Charles River Esplanade Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Boston Public Library - Central Library
Trinity Church Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site The Mary Baker Eddy Library
Adams National Historical Park Boston Athenaeum Castle Island
Blue Hills Reservation Boston National Historical Park Stone Zoo
Museum of African American History King's Chapel Middlesex Fells Reservation
Copley Square Mount Auburn Cemetery Skywalk Observatory
MIT List Visual Arts Center Park Street Church Boston Public Market
The Rose Art Museum Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park Revere Beach
John Hancock Tower Blue Hills Ski Area Rose Kennedy Greenway
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston Swan Boats Bunker Hill
Harborwalk Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Nantasket Beach
Emerald Necklace Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site Black Heritage Trail
Charlestown Navy Yard Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
Larz Anderson Auto Museum Spectacle Island Boston City Hall
World's End Franklin Park Prudential Tower
Boston Light Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial Boston Massacre Site
Harvard Yard Old Corner Book Store Massachusetts Historical Society
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge The Lawn On D Carson Beach
Back Bay Fens Jamaica Pond African Meeting House
Minuteman Commuter Bikeway Old South Church in Boston Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East McMullen Museum of Art Fort Warren
Warren Anatomical Museum Southwest Corridor Park CambridgeSide

Top Experiences in Boston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Science New England Aquarium
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Fenway Park Freedom Trail
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Boston Children's Museum The Institute of Contemporary Art
Freedom Trail walk Black Heritage Trail Fall foliage in parks

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Street Names in Boston, MA

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Accolyn Way Acorn Street Adams Place Addison Street Agassiz Road Aguadilla Street
Albany Street Albemarle Court Albemarle Street Albemarle Terrace Aldine Street Alger Street
Alley 516 Alna Place Anchor Way Anderson Avenue Anderson Place Anderson Street
Andrew Square Andrews Place Andrews Street Annavoy Street Anthony J Grieco Terrace Anthony Place
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Athens Street Atkinson Street Atlantic Avenue Atlantic Street Autumn Street Avenue de Lafayette
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Babcock Street Bakers Alley Baldwin Place Baldwin Street Ballard Way Balmoral Park
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Battery Wharf Batterymarch Street Baxter Street Bay State Place Bay State Road Bay Street
Bay View Place Bayswater Street Beach Street Beachview Road Beacon Street Beaver Place
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Bellingham Place Belvidere Street Benner Street Bennet Place Bennet Street Bennington Street
Berkeley Street Bernard Place Bethune Way Beverly Street Binford Street Binney Street
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Douglas Park Douglas Street Drake Place Draper's Lane Dresser Street Drumlin Road
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E 9th Street E Berkeley Street E Broadway E Brookline Street E Canton Street E Concord Street
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E Springfield Street E Street Eagle Square Earl Street East Place East Street
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Emerson Place Emerson Street Emmet Place Emmet Street Emmons Street Endicott Court
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Farragut Road Father Francis Gilday Street Father Songin Way Fay Street Fayette Street Faywood Avenue
Federal Court Federal Street Fencourt Road Fenway Fenway Plaza Fenwood Road
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Maverick Square Maverick Street May Place McCormack Square McDonough Way McKay Place
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Middle Street Milford Street Milk Street Milton Place Miner Street Minnie Court
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Norcross Place North Square North Street Northampton Place Northampton Street Northern Avenue
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Orton Marotta Way Otis Place Otis Street Overland Street Oxford Place Oxford Street
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Paris Court Paris Place Paris Street Park Drive Park Place Park Plaza
Park Street Park Street Place Parker Street Parkman Street Parmelee Street Parmenter Street
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Pelham Terrace Pemberton Square Pembroke Street Percival Place Perry Street Peterborough Street
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Power House Street Powers Court Preble Street Prescott Street Primus Avenue Prince Street
Princeton Place Princeton Street Providence Street Province Court Province Street Pulaski Avenue
Purchase Street Putnam Avenue Putnam Street Quaker Lane Queensberry Street Quimby Road
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Revere Street Rice Street Richards Street Richmond Place Richmond Street Ridgeway Lane
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Rollins Street Ross Place Rowes Wharf Ruggles Street Ruth Street Rutland Square
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Saint Andrew Road Saint George Street Saint Marys Street Salem Court Salem Street Salt Lane
Salutation Street San Juan Street Sanger Street Saratoga Place Saratoga Street Savoy Street
Sayward Place School Street Schrepel Place Science Park Scotia Street Scott Alley
Scott Place Seaport Boulevard Seaport Lane Seaver Place Seaver Street Seaview Avenue
Selma Street Sentry Hill Place Service Place Service Road Sewall Place Sharon Court
Sharon Street Shattuck Street Shawmut Avenue Shawmut Street Shawsheen Road Sheafe Street
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Silver Street Sleeper Street Smith Court Snelling Place Snow Hill Street Soldiers Field Road
Somerset Street South Street Southampton Street Speare Place Spring Lane Springer Street
Spruce Court Spruce Place Spruce Street St Albans Road St Botolph Street St Casimir Street
St Cecilia Street St Charles Street St Edward Road St Germain Street St James Avenue St Marys Street
St Stephen Street Stanhope Street Staniford Street State Highway 1 Alt State Route 145 State Route 2
State Route 28 State Route 2a State Route 3 State Route 9 State Street Sterling Square
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Trinity Place Trotter Court Trustman Terrace Tuckerman Street Tudor Street Tufts Street
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West Street Westbrook Street Western Avenue Westland Avenue Wharf Street Wheatley Way
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