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Your comprehensive guide to the best events and things to do in Boston

The 50 best things to do in Boston
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The 50 best things to do in Boston

Whether you’re a newcomer or a lifelong local looking for the best things to do around the area, be sure check out these essential activities

Fun for less: Best cheap things to do
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Fun for less: Best cheap things to do

Boston is known for its high prices; here's how to enjoy some of the city's best for less

The best indoor activities in Boston
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The best indoor activities in Boston

When it’s crappy out, you don’t have to be stuck inside all day

Looking for laughs? Best comedy clubs
Clubs

Looking for laughs? Best comedy clubs

Laugh your socks off at one of the city’s veteran comedy clubs

The 16 best day trips from Boston
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The 16 best day trips from Boston

Hit the road—or hop on a train or ferry—to explore the the many wonders of New England

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The 19 best free things to do in Boston
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The 19 best free things to do in Boston

Gratis enjoyments can be found all around Boston, a city known for its high prices

21 fun things to do with kids in Boston
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21 fun things to do with kids in Boston

Boston’s full of G-rated pleasures, from revered museums and revamped parks to renowned attractions

Boston’s 25 best live music venues
Music

Boston’s 25 best live music venues

Enjoy live rock, classical, jazz, folk, and even country music across the city

The 13 best Boston museums
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The 13 best Boston museums

These fine institutions are well worth the price of admission

The best alternative comedy spots in Boston
Nightlife

The best alternative comedy spots in Boston

These underground and alternative comedy spots have something for everyone who wants to laugh

The most unusual museums in Boston
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The most unusual museums in Boston

Once you’ve visited the best museums in Boston, check these places out

Where to see art in Boston

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

Since its founding in 1870, the Museum of Fine Arts has dominated Boston’s cultural landscape, continually growing in size and scope. The globe-spanning collection encompasses more than 500,000 objects across myriad disciplines and genres. An array of performances and special events attract culture hounds of all ages.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Gardner museum is a lavish reconstruction of a 15th century Venetian palace, complete with a luxurious interior courtyard and seasonally changing floral display. First opened in 1903, the museum is notable for its varied collection, which includes European, Asian and Islamic art from classical times to the turn of the 20th century. The museum entrance is located a short walk from the MFA, making it easy to check out two of the city's two most beloved museums in a single visit.

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Institute of Contemporary Art

Institute of Contemporary Art

The ICA's spacious Seaport home is the cultural cornerstone of the waterfront. With its 65,000-square-foot floor space, the dramatic, glass-walled building houses galleries, a theater and a café. The museum prides itself on being a platform for offbeat, sometimes challenging, works. For a lighter experience, catch a concert or DJ set on the breezy, scenic back deck.

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Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

The collection includes more than 250,000 pieces, from Neolithic sculpture to 21st-century conceptual installations, all housed under one Renzo Piano–designed glass roof: The Fogg Museum, known for its European and American collections; the Busch-Reisinger Museum, with its focus on works from German-speaking countries; and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, housing one of the most important Asian art collections in the U.S.

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North End Pizza Tour

North End Pizza Tour

Treat yourself to some of the best pizza in Boston on this walking food tour

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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

Discover thousands of marine animals at the New England Aquarium

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Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

Step back in time to discover how the Boston Tea Party shaped our nation's history

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Art Lab For Beginners

Art Lab For Beginners

Created for total beginners this class starts with basics of composition, color theory and art history

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