Boston Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Boston - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Back Bay and the South End 29

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Back Bay 24

South End 5

Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End 26

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Beacon Hill and Boston Common 20

The Old West End 6

Cambridge 23

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Brattle Street/Tory Row 9

Harvard Square 11

Kendall Square/MIT 3

Downtown Boston 22

Government Center and the North End 18

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Government Center 8

The North End 10

Boston Outskirts 8

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Brookline 2

Dorchester 3

Jamaica Plain 1

South Boston 2

Charlestown 5

The Fenway 4

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Arts/ Performance Venue 5

Beach–Sight 5

Bridge/ Tunnel 1

Building/ Architectural Site 3

Cemetery 5

Educational Institution 4

Financial Institution 2

Garden/ Arboretum 2

Government Building 4

Historic District/ Site 2

Hospital–Sight 1

House/ Mansion/ Villa 17

Information Center 1

Library/ Archive 6

Marina/ Pier/ Dock 1

Market/ Bazaar 2

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 6

Military Site 2

Museum/ Gallery 16

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 2

Neighborhood/ Street 12

Park/ Playground 5

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 6

Promenade/ Boardwalk 2

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 17

Restaurant–Sight 1

Sports Venue 2

Store/ Shop/ Mall 3

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 2

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Acorn Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

Surely the most photographed street in the city, Acorn is Ye Olde Colonial Boston at its best. Leave the car behind, as the cobblestone...

Appalachian Mountain Club

  • Educational Institution

The bowfront mansion that serves as the headquarters of one of New England's oldest environmental institutions draws nature lovers from...

Arlington Street Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Opposite the Park Square corner of the Public Garden, this church was erected in 1861—the first to be built in the Back Bay. Though...

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

  • Garden/Arboretum

This 281-acre living laboratory is somewhat incongruously set in a dense urban area. Established in 1872 in accordance with the terms...

Back Bay Mansions

  • House/Mansion/Villa

If you like nothing better than to imagine how the other half lives, you'll suffer no shortage of old homes to sigh over in Boston's...

Bay Village

  • Neighborhood/Street

This pocket of early-19th-century brick row houses, near Arlington and Piedmont streets, is a fine, mellow neighborhood (Edgar Allan...

Beacon Street

  • Building/Architectural Site

Some New Englanders believe that wealth is a burden to be borne with a minimum of display. Happily, the early residents of Beacon Street...

Benjamin Franklin Statue/Boston Latin School

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

This stop on the Freedom Trail commemorates the famous revolutionary and inventor. His likeness also marks the original location of Boston...

Blackstone Block

  • Neighborhood/Street

Between North and Hanover streets, near the Haymarket, lies the Blackstone Block, now visited mostly for its culinary landmark the Union...

Boston Athenaeum

  • Library/Archive

It was William Tudor, one of the cofounders of the Boston Athenaeum, who first compared Boston with Athens because of its many cultural...

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