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

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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

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Information Center 1

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Promenade/ Boardwalk 2

Public Art (Mural/ Sculpture/ Statue) 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 17

Restaurant–Sight 1

Sports Venue 2

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

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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...

City Hall

  • Government Building

Over the years, various plans—involving gardens, restaurants, music, and hotels—have been floated to make this a more people-friendly...

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

  • Cemetery

An ancient and melancholy air hovers like a fine mist over this colonial-era burial ground. The North End graveyard incorporates four...

Ebenezer Clough House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Built in 1712, this house is now the only local survivor of its era aside from Old North Church, which stands nearby. Picture the streets...

Faneuil Hall

  • Historic District/Site

The single building facing Congress Street is the real Faneuil Hall, though locals often give that name to all five buildings in this...

Hanover Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

This is the North End's main thoroughfare, along with the smaller and narrower Salem Street. It was named for the ruling dynasty of 18th-...

Holocaust Memorial

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

At night its six 50-foot-high glass-and-steel towers glow like ghosts. During the day the monument seems at odds with the 18th-century...

John F. Kennedy Federal Office Building

  • Government Building

Looming at the northwest edge of City Hall Plaza, these twin towers are noted structures for architecture aficionados: they were designed...

Old North Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

At one end of the Paul Revere Mall is a church famous not only for being the oldest standing church building in Boston (built in 1723)...

Paul Revere House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Originally on the site was the parsonage of the Second Church of Boston, home to the Rev. Increase Mather, the Second Church's minister.

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