Boston is a historic city where contemporary architecture soars over the Freedom Trail, a collection of sites that tell the story of the American Revolution. History is alive here, from the Faneuil Hall Marketplace to the diverse people and neighborhoods that make our city colorful. Immerse yourself in the unique cultural experience that is Boston. Explore living history, a vibrant art scene, world-class music, elite universities, cultural events, iconic attractions, and America's most beloved ballpark — Fenway.
Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Boston. Along the way, don't forget to pick up a lobster roll and San Adams lager!
Celebrating Chinese New Year
is the only historic Chinatown in New England. From the contemporary Chinatown Park at the entrance, filled with exquisite Asian landscaping, waterfalls, and sculptures, to the many restaurants, booths, and eateries, you'll feel transported. Enjoy authentic Chinese food, fresh seafood, and delicious dim sum surrounded by traditional Chinese architecture. The lively nightlife is a must-see.
Take in the spectacular Chinese New Year parade and visit the Pao Arts Center
for interactive Lunar New Year arts activities.
Take in a Concert
The hottest stars in music play at TD Garden
, the sports and entertainment arena that is home to the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics. For a more intimate experience, the Boch Center
and Wang Theater present theater, dance, comedy, classical and popular music, and Broadway shows in Boston's historic Theater District. Or lose yourself in a magnificent ballet, opera, or musical at the Citizen Bank Opera House
, which has been restored to its 1927 splendor.
Honor Boston's African American History
The month of February is devoted to Black History Month, and Boston is an ideal city for its celebration. Visit the Museum of African American History
, the largest of its kind in New England. Or take a guided walking tour of the African American Patriot's Freedom Trail
, with its focus on the contributions of African Americans in the American Revolution.
Explore the Black Heritage Trail
, 14 sites on Beacon Hill, at the heart of the abolitionist movement. The Museum of Fine Arts
hosts exhibitions by Black artists throughout the month. Treat yourself to delicious food and join in the Boston Black Restaurant Challenge
where residents pledge to dine at four Black-owned restaurants
in the month.
Discover Boston Museums
Boston boasts world-class museums that offer windows into great art, music, history, science, and nature. The Museum of Fine Arts
hosts art exhibitions from around the world, together with art films and photography. The Isabella Stewart Garden Museum
is a romantic getaway to a Venetian palace filled with European, Asian, and American art. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
celebrates the life and legacy of our 35th president.
For family fun, you don't want to miss the Boston Children's Museum
, featuring hands-on engagement and learning. Explore the New England Aquarium
with fascinating marine life exhibits and thousands of aquatic animals for close-up observation.
Revere Hotel — A Boston Common Original
Named for Paul Revere and located in historic downtown, Revere Hotel Boston Common
is the perfect home base for your cultural explorations of Boston. Centrally located for adventure, minutes from Fenway Park, Boston Public Garden, and Copley Place, this boutique hotel features colonial-inspired contemporary décor with a playful and rebellious twist.
Relax in luxurious accommodations
, and enjoy the city lights from Fan Pier Park, offering a classic view of the city overlooking the Back Bay neighborhood. Enjoy dining with elevated pub fare at the Rebel's Guild. For suggestions for your cultural explorations, just ask our local experts!
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