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Things to do in Massachusetts

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The most visited in Massachusetts
Gardens in Boston
Boston Common
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Universities in Cambridge
Harvard University
(6)
3 activities
Markets in Boston
Quincy Market
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1 activity
Viewpoints in Boston
Legal Sea Foods
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Harbors in Boston
Port of Boston
(13)
1 activity
Of Cultural Interest in Boston
Freedom Trail
(10)
1 activity
Football Fields in Boston
Fenway Park
(8)
3 activities
Bays in Provincetown
Wellfleet
(1)
Gardens in Boston
Public Garden
(8)
Churches in Boston
The Old North Church
(5)
Squares in Cambridge
Harvard Square
(3)
Historical Monuments in Boston
Paul Revere House
(4)
2 activities
Of Cultural Interest in Boston
New England Aquarium
(7)
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Of Touristic Interest in Boston
Boston at Night
(3)
Rivers in Boston
Walk along the Charles River
(4)
Streets in Boston
Charles Street
(3)
Of Cultural Interest in Boston
Public Library
(2)
Tourist Information in Boston
The Freedom Trail Itinerary
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Museums in Boston
Museum of Fine Arts
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2 activities
Museums in Boston
USS Constitution Museum
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Museums in Salem
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Museums in Boston
Boston Children's Museum
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Museums in Boston
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Museums in Boston
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Museums in Boston
Commonwealth Museum
Museums in Salem
Museums in Salem
Museums in Plymouth
Gardens in Boston
Boston Common
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Gardens in Boston
Public Garden
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Gardens in Boston
Back Bay Fens Park
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Gardens in Boston
Old North Memorial Garden
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Cranberry Bog at Patriot Place
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Gardens in Hyannis
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Gardens in Boston
Historical Monuments in Boston
Paul Revere House
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Historical Monuments in Boston
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
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Historical Monuments in Boston
Massachusetts State House
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Historical Monuments in Boston
New England Holocaust Memorial
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Historical Monuments in Boston
Chinatown Gate
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Historical Monuments in Boston
Old State House
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Historical Monuments in Cambridge
Monumento a John Harvard
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Historical Monuments in Boston
Old State Meeting House
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Historical Monuments in Truro
Cape Cod Lighthouse
Historical Monuments in Boston
Boston Latin School
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Historical Monuments in Boston
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
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Historical Monuments in Hyannis
Historical Monuments in Boston
Site of the Boston Massacre
Churches in Boston
The Old North Church
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Old North Church
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The top 164 attractions in Massachusetts

Gardens in Boston
Boston Common
(13)
Common Park is the oldest park in the city of Boston, established in 1634, and is a perfect place to relax, play sports or sunbath, as you can see in the picture. It is in the heart of town, bordering on its east side Boston Charles. There is a shipping and fishing tradition in the river, there are many who practice sailing in their waters.
2 activities
Universities in Cambridge
Harvard University
(6)
Most university teachers from around the world know that Harvard is the oldest and most prestigious university in the United States. It was founded in 1636 in order to train ministers and with the passing of time has acquired its current features and prestige. It was named after John Harvard, an English priest whose bronze statue stands in the park to this day. Walking through, although only on a quick tour, allowed us to see the main building's characteristics, such as its bricks of different shades. Although we had seen photographs of green trees, leafy bushes and splendid Chinese roses, the prevailing cold that April had mostly stripped away this beauty but it could still be glimpsed in some corners and lawn spaces that are kept green. The solid bridge over the Charles River in Cambridge has inspired writers and famous names from literature such as Damaso Alonso and his famous poem To Charles River, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
3 activities
Markets in Boston
Quincy Market
(21)
Quincy Market is now the quintessential tourist spot and one of the most visited places by tourists and even the Bostonians .... It's a totally "bright and vibrant" place, full of colourful street performers, places to eat what you dare, to walk around or to sit .... Full-art business clothes are "advanced" .... Especially for young people. Traveling the QUINCY MARKET and sniffing at each corner, is a refreshing and very interesting experience that you are sure never to forget.
1 activity
Viewpoints in Boston
Legal Sea Foods
(4)
What we liked about this towering building (the second highest in Boston) is that from the 52nd floor you can have a stunning view of the city's 365 degrees while they explain the touristic points.
Harbors in Boston
Port of Boston
(13)
I'll tell you a secret to getting the most beautiful views of Boston Harbor without paying for a trip on a boat. You have to cross an old iron bridge to the restaurant "Barking Crab" (perfect place to eat lobster), take a walk to the left and there you will see the views.
1 activity
Of Cultural Interest in Boston
Freedom Trail
(10)
Great, well laid out trip around Boston. Awesome sights and facts about early America.
1 activity
Football Fields in Boston
Fenway Park
(8)
You don't have to like baseball to enjoy a game, what makes it special is visiting Fenway Park especially if you have seen the movie Fever Pitch that was filmed there. Fenway Park is an institution in Boston, it was opened in 1912 and is still the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. It is such an amazing feeling experiencing the atmosphere of all the die hard Red Sox supporters at a game. If you're in Boston during baseball season be sure to book a ticket for a home game well in advance. It's indeed an experience of a lifetime even if you're not a sports fan.
3 activities
Bays in Provincetown
Wellfleet
(1)
This is a wonderful place to walk along the shore and disconnect or explore one of the many walking and biking paths. However, the water is a bid too cold for swimming unless you're visiting in July and August. The seafood is great, Provincetown has some interesting things to see, and the whole cape is full of hundreds of cute little hotels. The whole place feels like it's out of a movie. Perfect for a day trip from Boston or New York.
Gardens in Boston
Public Garden
(8)
Next to Boston Common is the Public Garden, which is a park with a pond that divides it into two. During the summer months you can rent a boat shaped like a swan and paddle through the water. In the park, there is a striking equestrian statue of George Washington in bronze placed on a large granite base. It is certainly one of the most famous in Boston.
Churches in Boston
The Old North Church
(5)
This church played an important role in the American Revolution, it was here that Robert Newman climbed up the bell tower and hung two lanterns to warn the population that the English army were coming by sea on April 18, 1775. The church was built in 1723 and is very simple inside and out. Behind is a beautiful courtyard with several monuments and statues.
Squares in Cambridge
Harvard Square
(3)
Harvard Square is the main square in Cambridge, Harvard University's neighbourhood. This square hosts everything from concerts and demonstrations to markets. There's a huge bookstore there called The Coop and there are many other shops, restaurants, cafes and theatres. It's the ideal place for a stroll or to sit on a terrace and enjoy the views.
Historical Monuments in Boston
Paul Revere House
(4)
Paul Revere is one of the most historical figures of the United States. He was a silversmith who was also hired by the city of Boston as a messenger and, on April 18 1775, he was riding from home to Lexington to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming to arrest them. It is said that he was screaming, "The British are coming!" to alert people. His house has been preserved as a museum.
2 activities
Of Cultural Interest in Boston
New England Aquarium
(7)
While not the best aquarium I've visited (it is light years behind the Lisbon Oceanarium, for example), the New England Aquarium is one of the most visited places in Boston. There are long lines, and costs about 15 dollars and it has strange species. If you're in Boston it is a must.
5 activities
Of Touristic Interest in Boston
Boston at Night
(3)
Boston is very clean and tidy, the homes are beautiful, there is lots of green and everything is taken care of. Even at night you'll be surprised by the quality of its buildings. I did not have as much time to visit the city at night as I would have liked to. We only had a short time and spent the day sightseeing so we were quite tired at the end of the day.
Rivers in Boston
Walk along the Charles River
(4)
The Tour of the Charles River is really relaxing. The buildings around it are fantastic. Green spaces abound everywhere and everything is so neat and tidy. The river itself is wide and quiet, with still water and is very heavenly. It really is a worthwhile walk.
Streets in Boston
Charles Street
(3)
Charles Street is one of the main streets in the heart of Boston. The houses and buildings are beautiful and when one thinks of Boston this his it. Charles Street is also where the Cheers bar can be found and the Capitol of Massachusetts. The Boston Common is on the edge of Charles Street and there are many quaint restaurants and shops for visitors to go to.
Of Cultural Interest in Boston
Public Library
(2)
Boston Public Library, built in 1887, is the largest public library in the entire United States of America with a total of 15 million volumes. It was also the first public-access library to offer a book lending service. I took a stroll through the library and sat down to read my travel brochures. I went away because I was embarrassed to be seen with "what to see, what to do in Boston". The man with the hat in the photo is the librarian. He was a very friendly and happy to tell stories about his job at the library.
Tourist Information in Boston
The Freedom Trail Itinerary
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The city of Boston has a historical tour that you can find marked on the ground: a red line will take you around the city following the history of Boston, the most important city in the story of the United States' independence. Along the way you'll find old buildings, small museums, and important historical sites. Depending on how many you enter, you could take 2 hours or you could take all day following the Freedom Trail.