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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Acorn Street

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

Bay Village

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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...

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...

Boylston Street

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Less posh than Newbury Street, this broad thoroughfare is the southern commercial spine of the Back Bay, lined with interesting restaurants...

Charles Street

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

Chestnut Street

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

Chinatown

  • Neighborhood/Street

Boston's Chinatown may seem small, but it's said to be the third largest in the United States, after those in San Francisco and Manhattan.

Hanover Street

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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-...

Harvard Square

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Tides of students, tourists, political-cause proponents, and bizarre street creatures are all part of the nonstop pedestrian flow at...

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