The 50 best things to do in Boston

Your ultimate guide to things to do in Boston—from the city's best restaurants and shops to museums and sightseeing



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50 things to do in Boston: The Public Garden

50 things to do in Boston: The Public Garden Photograph: Elan Fleisher

Boston is a city of superlatives. It has the best universities, it's the best walking city, and it has the best-preserved examples of Victorian architecture in the U.S. Perhaps it's the result of longstanding comparisons with New York, or the venerable history of many of Boston’s institutions, but fierce local pride extends to everything from the Red Sox to the city’s world-class art museums. Whether newcomer or native, take time to explore. Rediscover Downtown’s Revolutionary landmarks, taste your way through the pastry shops of Beacon Hill or check out Central Square’s eclectic music venues in Cambridge. While the city is often described as "manageable," it offers an impressive array of sights, shops, restaurants and parkland, plus a diverse nightlife scene. If you're searching for things to do in Boston, our guide can help you plan your trip or see the city in a new light.

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