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...

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...

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...

Boston Common

  • Park/Playground

Nothing is more central to Boston than the Common, the oldest public park in the United States and undoubtedly the largest and most famous...

Boston Common Visitor Information Center

  • Information Center

This center, run by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, is on the Tremont Street side of Boston Common. It's well supplied...

Cathedral Church of St. Paul

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Though it looks a bit like a bank, St. Paul's is actually the first Boston structure built in the Greek Revival style (1820). It was...

Charles Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

Chockablock with antiques shops, clothing boutiques, small restaurants, and flower shops, Charles Street more than makes up for the general...

Chestnut Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

Delicacy and grace characterize virtually every structure on this street, from the fanlights above the entryways to the wrought-iron...

Granary Burying Ground

  • Cemetery

It is a fine thing to die in Boston," A. C. Lyons, an essayist and old Boston wit, once remarked, alluding to the city's cemeteries,...

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