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 30

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The Back Bay 25

The South End 5

Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Old West End 30

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The Old West End 7

Cambridge 25

Downtown Boston 24

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Brookline 2

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Government Center 7

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The Fenway and Kenmore Square 4

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Local Interest–Sight 13

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 18

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Store/ Shop/ Mall 3

Tour–Sight 8

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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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This lively museum offers an interactive look at the past in a place as close as possible to the actual spot where the Boston Tea Party...

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

  • Educational Institution

This gravity-defying mass of concrete and glass, built in 1963, is the only building in North America designed by the French architect...

Children's Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The country's second-oldest children's museum has always been ahead of the curve with creative hands-on exhibits, cultural diversity,...

Harrison Gray Otis House

  • Museum/Gallery

If the name sounds familiar, it's because a Beacon Hill home bears the same name. This is the first of three houses built for Harrison...

Harvard Art Museums

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In late 2014, the combined collections of the Busch-Reisinger, Fogg, and Arthur M. Sackler museums were united under one glorious, mostly...

Harvard Museum of Natural History

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The Harvard Museum of Natural History (which exhibits specimens from the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University Herbaria,...

Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Now headquarters of the Cambridge Historical Society, this is one of two Tory-era homes on Brattle Street fully open to the public. The...

Institute of Contemporary Art

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Housed in a breathtaking cantilevered edifice that juts out over the Boston waterfront, the ICA moved to this site in 2006 as part of...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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A spirited society woman, Isabella Stewart came in 1860 from New York to marry John Lowell Gardner, one of Boston's leading citizens.

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The library-museum is both a center for serious scholarship and a focus for Boston's nostalgia for her native son. The stark, white,...

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