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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.

How to have an amazing fall
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How to have an amazing fall

It’s that awesome time when you can (usually) get outside and enjoy the best of the area.

The 10 best Boston walking tours
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The 10 best Boston walking tours

Guided tours are a great way to take in local history and culture.

The 13 best Boston city tours
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The 13 best Boston city tours

Get to know the Hub on these culinary and history walks.

The best Boston attractions
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The best Boston attractions

Our shortlist of the best Boston attractitons from museums to parks and historic sites.

Things to do outdoors in Boston

Freedom Trail guide
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Freedom Trail guide

Use our Freedom Trail guide to (re)acquaint yourself with the Hub’s patriotic heritage.

The loveliest parks in Boston
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The loveliest parks in Boston

Where would we be without our green spaces?

The nicest hiking spots near Boston
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The nicest hiking spots near Boston

When you just need a dose of nature, here's where you want to go.

The best beaches near Boston
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The best beaches near Boston

Next time you need to get away, take a relaxing stroll along one of the best area beaches.

Free and cheap fun for the family

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

Boston is widely recognized for its high cost of living, but fortunately there are some pretty fun cheap things to do in Boston that are easy on the wallet. In fact, you can even find plenty of free things to do. With ample history, architecture, museums and green space, going out in Boston can be very budget-friendly. Whether catching the best live music in Boston, touring the best Boston attractions, or figuring out where to see art in Boston, the city offers a variety of free things to do both indoors and out. After having some fun for free, apply your savings towards having a meal at one of the best restaurants in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

The best things to do with kids in Boston
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The best things to do with kids in Boston

Figuring out ways to occupy your kiddos on the weekend is a constant struggle. Fortunately, there’s a wealth of G-rated pleasures in Boston. With its intellectual, architectural, and artistic legacies, Boston has an ideal urban landscape upon which to set the little ones free. From the best Boston museums and the best Boston parks to the best attractions in Boston, the city overflows with solid, kid-friendly offerings that appeal to the parentals as well. For activities that are both kid- and wallet-friendly, check out the best free things to do in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

Best family restaurants in Boston
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Best family restaurants in Boston

Dining out with the kids doesn’t have to be a stressful or sub-par experience. Boston has several family-friendly restaurants that cater to the little ones with dedicated menus, kids-eat-free deals, and even fun activities to keep them occupied so parents can enjoy dinner in peace. Before heading out with the kids in tow, pick an activity from our list of the best things to do with kids or the best things to do in Boston, and check out the best desserts in Boston for an after dinner treat. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston

The best cheap things to do in Boston
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The best cheap things to do in Boston

Though Boston is known for its high cost of living, there are a number of ways to enjoy some of the best things about the city while sticking to a budget. Believe it or not, there are many free things to do in Boston, as well as plenty of activities and outings that will usually cost less than $12. When you want to save your dough to splurge on the best fine dining in Boston or Boston’s best shopping, stick to our list of the best cheap things to do in Boston, from cheap eats to cheap activities. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

The best cheap eats in Boston
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The best cheap eats in Boston

While there are some great free things to do in Boston, it seems like everything else is notoriously expensive. When you feel like eating out, save your money for later by seeking out a cheap but tasty meal. The best cheap eats in Boston offer satisfying fare that’s actually delicious. In addition to the top spots listed here, you can usually find cheap eats at the best Mediterranean restaurants, best Thai restaurants, and best Indian restaurants in Boston. When you’re up for a splurge and money is no object, try one of Boston’s best fine dining restaurants. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston

Where to see art and culture in Boston

The best Boston museums to check out right now
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The best Boston museums to check out right now

Most of Boston's most lauded museums have rich histories spanning generations.

The best Boston art galleries
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The best Boston art galleries

Boston’s most notable art galleries are found in the Back Bay and South End.

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

It’s not surprising that the Boston area has so many museums.

The best alternative comedy spots in Boston
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The best alternative comedy spots in Boston

The Hub’s underground comedy spots have something for everyone.

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