Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Boston

BOSTON, MA - A Boston vacation can mean different things to different travelers. Whether you are visiting this city for the first time, the tenth time, or a resident, there is always something to do.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Boston
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A couple of factors to consider are the time of year you are visiting, the weather, and other travelers' age. Most activities listed are open year-round. However, some of the activities involving water may be closed for part of the winter. If available, maybe a bit chilly for some. See More About Boston MA

Here are the top 10 tourist attractions in Boston.

Take a Duck Tour - This tour takes you around the city in a land and water vehicle. You will learn exciting facts about the city as your guide drives you around town. Then, you see Boston from an entirely different perspective as your vehicle floats into the Charles River.

New England Aquarium - Visit marine life in many forms at this fantastic aquarium. There are lots to see and do for all ages here.

Go Whale Watching - A few companies offer whale watches (one is through the aquarium). Most all companies guarantee that you will see whales, or they will give you a free ticket to come back for another try.

Walk the Freedom Trail - Take a step back in time and learn about the people and places that made Boston famous in the American Revolution. You can take a self-guided tour with a Freedom Trail map, or you can find many different, knowledgeable guides who will take you on a guided tour.

Visit Faneuil Hall - This old, historic marketplace was a gathering place for many politicians and colonists back in the day. Now, you can visit the marketplace and stroll around the surrounding stores. You will find many local street performers in and around the area. You will also find great food, fun, and souvenirs here.

Eat-in the North End - This area is one of Boston's most prominent Italian neighborhoods. The restaurants and atmosphere are lovely.

Ride The Swan Boats - These boats are found in Boston Common and grace the area's waters. Anyone who has read Trumpet of the Swan will be familiar with these boats.

The Museum of Science - This museum has some incredible exhibits. Visitors of any age will enjoy learning something new about planets, gravity, or electricity- to name a few- at this hands-on museum. The museum also has an IMAX theater.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - This museum boasts the art collection of Ms. Gardner. She was one of Boston's well-to-do residents in the 1800s and was friendly with John Singer Sargent, the painter. You will find some of his work as well as that of famous European artists there. The Italian architecture of both the courtyard and museum is beautiful.

Visit Newbury Street - This area has some of the best Boston shopping. You can stroll throughout this street and some surrounding streets for great fashion, accessories, and home accents.

Indeed, there is a Boston attraction or event for everyone to do in this city.