6 Must See Boston Sights

Boston is definitely one of those unforgettable American cities that offer visitors a unique experience. It offers history, the arts, great sports events, great bars and a whole lot more. Here’s a taster of some of the Boston sights that are a must see for any visitor Massachusetts biggest city.

  1. The Freedom Trail 

Boston Freedom Trail

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If you want to get well acquainted with Boston fast then the freedom trail should be your sightseeing starting point. Take a few hours to walk along the trail and stopping off at such sights as the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house, the Bunker Hill Monument and many others along the way. Many revolutionary landmarks dot the trail and are well worth the visit, particularly if you have a n interest in Boston’s rich history.

  1. The Quincy Market 

Quincy Market Boston

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Also known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace, this indoor-outdoor market dates back to 1742 and can be found along the Freedom Trail. It’s great for shopping and dining, if a little on the pricy side, but its a great spot to sit down and people watch while you take a break from walking the Freedom Trail.

 

  1. The New England Aquarium 

New England Aquarium

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Get up close with the sea lions and playful penguins. The New England Aquarium is located on Boston’s historic waterfront and hosts 1.3 million visitors a year.

 

  1. The Museum Of Fine Arts

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If you are a Claude Monet fan, then you are in for a treat at the Museum of Fine Arts as it hosts the largest collection of the paintings in the world by the French impressionist. Also among the museums 450,000 works are works by Monet, Van Gogh and Renoir.

 

  1. Fenway Park 

Fenway Park Boston

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This is one of America’s most popular baseball stadiums which has been in existence since 1912. Catch a Red Sox game or a bite or drink at The Bleacher Bar, located beneath thecenterfield bleachers. Tours are also available of the famous ball park.

 

  1. The Boston Harbor Islands

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If you are a nature lover, you can swim, hike, explore ruins and do a lot more in Boston Harbor Islands. With 34 narrow isles scattered in this harbor, you can board seasonal ferries right from Quincy and Boston’s Long Wharf and visit these amazing outdoor spaces.

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