Fun Things to Do in Boston – The Ultimate Tourist Guide for Your Trip

Boston’s rich history, world-famous educational institutions, proud residents (and equally proud sports fans), and memorable things to do, make Boston a city best experienced in person.


What are some popular attractions to visit?

  • Boston Duck Tour – This one of a kind tour combines high-energy fun with a unique perspective on the history of Boston.
  • New England Aquarium Whale Watch – Enjoy front row seats to view some of the ocean’s most fascinating and magnificent animals.
  • Hop On Hop Off Boston Trolley Tour – A great way to see many of the top attractions, popular shopping destinations, museums, and more.
  • Fenway Park Tour– Don’t miss this classic Boston experience at “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”.
  • New England Aquarium – Your Aquarium adventure includes playful seals, eye-catching jellies, and unforgettable hands-on experiences at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank exhibit.

These are just a few. Want more fun ideas for things to do in Boston? Head over here for more Boston attractions to see during your trip.

How long are you visiting?

Depending on how long you are planning to visit, these sample itineraries are designed to showcase a number of the most popular things to do in the city.

From popular attractions to iconic landmarks, these suggestions will help you have fun-filled days of sightseeing.

Who are you visiting with?


We’ve put together a list of top attractions and activities geared towards young kids to help you plan your family vacation.

What type of activities interest you?



When are you visiting?

Check out our lists of things to do in the city throughout the year to make the most of your itinerary and experience unique, calendar-based events.

What’s the best way to get around?


Neighborhoods are clustered close together and easily explored on foot, taxis and shared ride services are always available, and even though it’s the oldest in the nation, the public transportation system, the “T,” is very reliable and can get you just about anywhere.

Public transportation fare: you can purchase fare and store value on or CharlieTickets at most T stations or from MBTA Customer Service Agents at select locations.

小费: 快速地铁参考或免费获得 moovit 适用于地铁和公交线路的点对点旅行计划和实时更新。

出租车: 出租车很容易上门,Uber和Lyft等共享乘坐服务广泛可用且易于使用。

随上随下旅游: 随上随下观光旅游(包括在您的通行证中)是结识城市和游览热门景点的绝佳方式。

Looking for more info? Check out our post on getting around Boston for tourists.

Where should you stay?

There are plenty of great places to stay in the area. Below are a handful of hotel suggestions located near popular tourist attractions and fun things to do.

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Where should you shop?

In between sightseeing, try and find time to pick up some souvenirs. Here are a few popular areas to get some shopping in.

  • 科普利广场
  • 保诚中心的商店
  • Cambridgeside Galleria
  • 法尼尔厅市场
  • 装配行

Make sure to check out all of the extra discounts and savings available on the Go Boston Card.


Go on a tour of Boston’s foodie scene with this comprehensive list of some of the best places to eat in Boston. We’ve included top picks for seafood, drinks with a view, Italian food, coffee shops, and brunch.

We’ve even included a few nearby attractions so you can sightsee while you taste your way through Boston’s culinary destinations. No judgment.

Fun Info from a Local

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