Boston, one of America's iconic and historic cities, is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, a romantic adventure, or a night on the town. From watching turtles at the New England Aquarium to shopping at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, to walking the Freedom Trail, Boston delivers.
For a true local experience, explore Downtown Boston and the Back Bay, with the city's most fashionable shopping, dining, entertainment, cultural attractions, and nightlife. From the concierge at the Revere Hotel, here are the top five things to do in downtown Boston to help you explore this revolutionary city.
Join the Freedom Trail Tour
Experience stories of the American Revolution and the birth of our nation. Put on comfortable shoes and walk the two-and-a-half-mile Freedom Trail. See museums, churches, parks and 16 historic sites such as the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Boston Common, and the Boston Massacre site, as well as the Boston Museum and Tea Party Ships.
Take the Kids to the New England Aquarium
Discover Boston Harbor and the oceans of the world at the New England Aquarium on Boston's Central Wharf. Meet turtles, sea lions, sharks, penguins, rays, and colorful Caribbean fish. From the Shark Tank to the Amazon Rainforest, you'll encounter diverse marine life and aquatic animals. And you might spot a diver in the big tank!
Take A Boston Harbor Cruise from Long Wharf
Enjoy a Boston Harbor Cruise from Long Wharf to see amazing sights and sunsets. Cruise to the Boston Harbor Islands or join a whale-watching tour to see majestic creatures in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
Stroll along the Long Wharf lined with monumental architecture, historic buildings, like the 1760s Gardiner Building, restaurants, and the New England Aquarium. Walk along the water's edge or hop on a sightseeing boat or the ferries to Charlestown, East Boston, and Cape Cod.
Shopping at Downtown Crossing
A pedestrian shopping district at the Washington, Winter and Summer streets, Downtown Crossing offers a mix of department stores, local shops, fashion, jewelry, and clothing retailers housed in historic building. Stroll this lively commercial district to find restaurants, bars, and street vendors selling food and souvenirs. Downtown Crossing also features a Macy's and the Cornet Mall with a food court and brand-name stores.
Enjoy An Evening in Boston's Theater District
Enjoy Broadway hits, opera, and ballet performances, shows and concerts in Downtown Boston's Theater District. See Broadway shows at the Boston Opera House. Catch rock and pop concerts at The Orpheum and Cutler Majestic Theatre and enjoy comedy acts at The Wilbur.
The Theater District offers more than a dozen venues and a cool nightlife scene with pubs, wine bars, modern bistros, and nightclubs for theatergoers and young hip crowds.
Experience the Downtown Vibe at Revere Hotel Boston Common
Stay near Downtown Boston in the Back Bay district at the Revere Boston Common. With its perfect location, this boldly original boutique hotel features luxurious rooms and suites
within steps of downtown shopping, tours, and attractions including the Theater District, Copley Square, and fashionable Newbury Street.
After a day of sightseeing, enjoy witty New England pub fare at Rebel's Guild or meet for drinks on our seasonal rooftop lounge, Rooftop@Revere, opening in the spring. Book one of our hotel specials
and embrace the city's rich history and culture at Revere Hotel – in the heart of it all.