BEST 20 Things To Do In Boston!

Things to do in Boston

Boston is a wonderful city that really has it all! It is very hard to narrow down everything to do during your visit, especially if you have kids! Luckily, I have done the leg work for you & have narrowed it down to the BEST 20 THINGS TO DO IN BOSTON! Whether you are solo, a couples city getaway or a fun family vacay with the kids this list will help you find the perfect activity for your family! Check out the list below & see the wonderful things to do in Boston!

THE BEST 20 THINGS TO DO IN BOSTON

FENWAY PARK

“Take me out to the ball game….” Catching a baseball game at Fenway is a treat that’s hard to beat! Fenway is an iconic landmark in Boston & an absolute must! Even if you do not want to catch a game, a tour will be just the trick, learn about the history of this fun-time place in the top things to do in BostonClick here to learn more!

BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

Do you love opera & plays? Catch a play at the Boston Opera House! Perfect for a date night or a fun family time watching the many kid-friendly plays! Check out what’s happening at the Boston Opera House here: Click Here

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

When I tell you this place is AMAZING, it is SOOOOO AMAZING! One of my favorite things to do in Boston, an amazing fun time for both adults and children! Check out the many exhibits, catch an indoor lighting show & learn how science is in every aspect of our daily lives. Click here to visit the website.

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

From their website: “The MFA is open—to fresh ideas, all visitors, and the infinite possibilities inspired by art. Our renowned collection tells a multifaceted story of the human experience—a story that holds unique meaning for everyone. We look forward to seeing you soon”

ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM

A place of art, beauty & culture! One of the most beautiful places in Boston & a must do in things to do in Boston! Check out why HERE.

FAUNEILL HALL

A must do in Things to do in Boston! A classic place to visit for both visitors and townies alike! Fauneill hall is an outdoor mall located in what used to be the MarketPlace in colonial times. Modern stores as well as Boston gear all in one place! Get your shopping done & when you are hungry head right next door to Quincy Market!

QUINCY MARKET

Located right next to Fauneill Hall, these places take the cake (quite literally) and the chowder, and the lobster, and the pizza, and on and on! So many delicious food stands, you are guaranteed to find something delicious to eat!

OLD STATE HOUSE

If you decide to check out Fauneill hall right across the street is the Old State House! Built in 1713 it has stood proudly through the ages for all Bostonians and visitors to admire. Learn more HERE

BOSTON TEA PARTY MUSEUM

Learn more about the amazing history of Boston & the events that lead up to the Revolutionary war. Board a colonial style schooner & e-enact the Boston Tea Party! Learn more click HERE

BOSTON AQUARIUM

With 1.3 million visitors are year, this is a solid ten in Things to do in Boston! From jellyfish to the sharks, you are sure to love this experience! See the website HERE!

BOSTON CHILDRENS MUSEUM

A place of joy & exploration for families with kiddos! A Child’s dream play area, with learning & fun! Check out & purchase your tickets on the website: Click Here

BOSTON DUCK TOUR

Quack quack quack! All aboard! This tour is a classic and perfect for those wanting to take in ALL the sights! These boats go on road & water, the ride is a treat in itself! To learn more CLICK HERE

BOSTON NORTH END

Walking , eating delicious Italian foods & don’t forget to grab dessert at one of the many bakeries!

FREEDOM TRAIL

Also in the North end, take a walk through the Freedom trail. Catch a tour Learn more HERE

OLD NORTH CHURCH

Another amazing piece of history located in the North End, stop by and admire this beautiful landmark

BOSTON SEAPORT

Gorgeous seaside walking, delicious restaurants & the VERY BEST spot to take pictures of Boston!

FAN PIER PARK

THE SPOT to take pictures of Boston, a must do! Fan Pier Park is located right on the Seaport walkway & very easy access to Boston Seaport, Boston Children’s Museum & Boston Tea Party Museum.

Things to do in Boston
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BOSTON COMMON

A gorgeous park in winter, spring & summer! Grab a blanket, do a picnic, or ride in a swan boat. Take a picture with the ducks, all in a beautiful gorgeous park!

BEACON HILL

Beautiful classic brownstone architecture homes, lining the length of Boston Common. Grab a coffee, get a bite to eat & take in the sights of bustling Boston!

CHINATOWN

One of my favorite places to eat in Boston! Delicious options, even more delicious bakeries & did I mention Boba Tea?! A must in Things to do in Boston!

There are too many fun Things to do in Boston! While these are some of my personal favorites, & popular choices with locals… these just barely crack the surface! I hope you enjoy your time visiting Boston & let me know if you find anything else that should be added to this list!

Since you checked out Things to do in Boston, reach out to schedule your very own family session at Fan Pier Park or many other beautiful Boston locations! Check out my family session galleries HERE

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