Things to Do in Boston
Boston is a wonderful city with many things to see and do. It is a city rich in history with a lot of incredible museums and numerous food and entertainment options. Last summer I used a hotels.com discount code and a popular website for finding the cheapest airfare and I spent a week in this wonderful city. On this page I have outlined just a few of the things to do and places to see when you visit Boston.
The Freedom Trail
This is something that any history buff must do when visiting Boston. The Freedom Trail will take you to 16 different historical sites over the course of approximately 2 to 3 hours. During your walk you will cover 2 1/2 centuries of America’s history. The historical sites on the Freedom Trail are connected by red bricks or a painted line so you just need to follow the path from one historical site to the next. Although you can walk the trail in a couple of hours, a true history buff can easily spend an entire day on the Freedom Trail.
I love museums and there are plenty of them in Boston. The Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are a couple of great museums to visit. They happen to be in very close proximity to each other, making it more convenient to visit both. The Museum of Fine Arts showcases nearly 450,000 pieces of art. The pieces are very diverse and you can see everything from Egyptian tombs to Mexican artwork. The ticket price to get in is a little bit expensive but you can get in for free on Wednesdays after 4 PM, although they do suggest a $10 donation.
The New England Aquarium in Boston is also another place that I wouldn’t miss. They have a giant ocean tank that is four stories tall and features a coral reef, sea turtles, sharks, eels, and many different species of fish. Outdoors there is an IMAX theater where they show films on a variety of subjects.
Of course Boston is also a baseball town and if you are in Boston from April through September you could catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Grandstand seating is about $50 or you can get seats in the bleachers for about $25 to $30. However, tickets are not always easy to come by and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
There is plenty to see and do in Boston and on this page we are just scratching the surface. If you do plan to take a trip to this wonderful city, spend a little time doing some research to figure out which sites you want to see. Plan your trip ahead of time and you’ll enjoy your trip more because you will make the most of the time you have available.
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