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  • 1. Acorn Street

    Beacon Hill | Neighborhood/Street

    Often called the city's most photographed passageway, Acorn Street offers its visitors an iconic image of "historic Boston." Short, steep, and...Read More

  • 2. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Jamaica Plain | Garden

    This 281-acre living laboratory, 6 miles from downtown Boston, established in 1872 in accordance with the terms of a bequest from New Bedford...Read More

  • 3. Boston Common

    Beacon Hill | City Park

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

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  • 4. Boston Public Garden

    Back Bay | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    America's oldest botanical garden is replete with gorgeous formal plantings; a 4-acre lagoon, famous since 1877 for its foot-pedal-powered ...Read More

  • 5. Boston Public Library

    Back Bay | Library/Archive

    This venerable institution is a handsome temple to literature and a valuable research library, as well as an art gallery of sorts and you don...Read More

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  • 6. Bunker Hill Monument

    Charlestown | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Two misunderstandings surround this famous monument. First, the Battle of Bunker Hill was actually fought on Breed's Hill, which is where the...Read More

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  • 7. Charles Street

    Beacon Hill | Neighborhood/Street

    You won't see any glaring neon, in keeping with the historic character of the area, but Charles Street more than makes up for the general lack...Read More

  • 8. Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    The Fenway | Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The six large public parks known as Boston's Emerald Necklace stretch 7 miles from the Back Bay Fens to Franklin Park in Dorchester, and include...Read More

  • 9. Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Government Center | Historic District/Site

    Faneuil Hall has always sat in the middle of Boston's main marketplace and, to be clear, the single building facing Congress Street is the real...Read More

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  • 10. Harvard Square

    Harvard Square | Plaza/Square

    Tides of students, tourists, and politically charged proponents are all part of the nonstop pedestrian flow at this most celebrated of Cambridge...Read More

  • 11. Massachusetts State House

    Beacon Hill | Government Building

    On July 4, 1795, the surviving fathers of the Revolution were on hand to enshrine the ideals of their new Commonwealth in a graceful seat of...Read More

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  • 12. Quincy Market

    Government Center | Market/Bazaar

    Quincy Market, also known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace, is not everyone's cup of tea; some people prefer grit to polish, and disdain the shiny...Read More

  • 13. The Lawn on D

    Seaport | City Park

    Stop, rest awhile, and have some fun. That's the purpose of The Lawn on D, a free-to-all open green space that features a plethora of geometrical...Read More

  • 14. USS Constitution

    Charlestown | Military Sight

    Affectionately known as "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution rides proudly at anchor in her berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The oldest...Read More

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  • 15. USS Constitution Museum

    Charlestown | Museum/Gallery

    With nearly 2,000 artifacts and more than 10,000 archival records pertaining to the USS Constitution on display, exhibits spark excitement...Read More

  • 16. Bay Village

    South End | Neighborhood/Street

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

  • 17. Beacon Street

    Beacon Hill | Notable Building

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

  • 18. Belle Isle Marsh Reservation

    East Boston | Trail

    This 300-acre patch of remaining wetland environment is indicative of the salt marsh landscape that covered Boston when early settlers arrived...Read More

  • 19. Benjamin Franklin Statue/Boston Latin School

    Downtown | Public Art

    This stop on the Freedom Trail, in front of Old City Hall, commemorates the noted revolutionary, statesman, and inventor. His likeness also...Read More

  • 20. Black Falcon Pier

    Seaport | Marina/Pier

    Surrounded by water on three sides, Black Falcon Pier is a stop on Boston's HarborWalk that seekers of amazing views won't want to miss. There...Read More

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