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Boston Common 5.0 stars
Park - #1 of 36
The Boston Common is an enormous and lovely park in Boston. You really shouldn’t miss it if you’re ever there. Apart from being a beautiful park, it’s also a source of history, as it was built in 1634 as part of the first establishments in the ... [more ]
Boston Public Garden 5.0 stars
Park - #2 of 36
We got up bright and early, well early, it wasn't so bright. It was a bit cloudy and I was a bit worried. One of the key reasons for our trip was to be able to ride the swan boats in the Public Garden. My dad had visited as a young boy and had ... [more ]
Mary Baker Eddy Library 5.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #3 of 36
After the Prudential Center, we headed just a few minutes away to the Mary Baker Eddy Library. We took some pictures by the reflecting pool and managed to get lost finding the library that was 100 feet away. In our defense, I'm quite sure that ... [more ]
Faneuil Hall 4.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #4 of 36
Located in Quincy Market in Faneuil Hall Marketplace is the Cheers bar. It is a replica of the set of the famous TV show. It is often crowded with tourists and while it is a cool place to see, you may have to wait awhile and fight with crowds. ... [more ]
Prudential Center 5.0 stars
Shopping - #5 of 36
After attending a church service on Sunday morning, we made our way on foot to the Prudential Center after stopping by the Harriet Tubman memorial in the South End. The Prudential Center has loads of higher end shopping, but that was not our ... [more ]
Freedom Trail 4.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #6 of 36
For history lovers and tourists, the Freedom Trail winds through the city of Boston and highlights a number of the city's historical hot spots. Designed in 1951, the Freedom Trail is overwhelmingly popular. The start of the Freedom Trail is ... [more ]
John F. Kennedy Library 5.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #7 of 36
If you are taking a trip to Boston and are interested in learning some history about John F. Kennedy then you should check out the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum on Colombia Point. This place is really cool because you can watch a bunch of ... [more ]
Irish Famine Memorial 5.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #8 of 36
Built for the 150th anniversary of the Irish potato famine, the Irish Famine Memorial was built in downtown Boston. It is a part of the Freedom Trail located at the corner of Washington and School Street. It features 2 sculptures - one ... [more ]
Old Town Trolley Tours 5.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #9 of 36
After our lunch at Durgin Park and a wander around Faneuil Hall, we hopped on the Old Town Trolley Tours trolley. We had purchased tickets online in advance and had picked them up at the visitors information center in Boston Common that morning. ... [more ]
South Station 4.0 stars
Train Station - #10 of 36
Having mistakenly purchased a belt that fit around my waist and not around my hips, which is where I wear my pants, I had to head back to Faneuil Hall to exchange it. My parents were heading to South Station to wait for me and our 11:15 train. ... [more ]
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 5.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #11 of 36
I had long since heard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, but never bothered to visit. Fortunately, recently a couple of friends were going and invited me along. It would have been a shame for me to live in Boston for so long and have missed ... [more ]
Filene’s Basement 5.0 stars
Shopping - #12 of 36
Also known as the “original home of the bargain,” Filene’s Basement is a unique and exciting shopping phenomenon. It’s located between Boston’s financial district and Boston Common in the Downtown Crossing shopping district. While there are now a ... [more ]
Trinity Church 4.0 stars
Church, Cathedral, Chapel - #13 of 36
Trinity Church was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and built in1872-1877. Because of the success the architect had, the style of the church is now in a “Richardson Romanesque “style. It is considered one of the most prominent churches in ... [more ]
Museum of Fine Arts 5.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #14 of 36
The Museum of Fine Arts is Boston’s largest and most impressive museum. It features art from a variety of civilizations and ages, of various types, sizes and categories. I’ve visited several times, but have yet not seen the entire collection. My ... [more ]
Newbury Street 5.0 stars
Shopping - #15 of 36
Newbury Street is Boston’s version of Fifth Avenue, Rodeo Drive, or the Champs-Elysees, though admittedly to a lesser extent. It’s the more active of the two major streets in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood (the other being the leisurely ... [more ]
Holocaust Memorial 5.0 stars
Sculpture, Monument, Statue, Memorial Place - #16 of 36
The six glass towers near Faneuil Hall and Boston’s City Hall were quite the curiosity when I first saw them. After I learned their purpose I was further perplexed. The glass towers are the centerpiece of Boston’s Holocaust Memorial. While I ... [more ]
Public Garden 5.0 stars
Park - #17 of 36
Der Public Garden in der Stadtmitte ist immer toll für eine Rast oder gar ein Picknick. Im Sommer versammelt sich hier jung und alt. Es gibt selbst gemachte Limonade und Eis. Die Fauna ist wunderschön und man kann zahllose Eichhörnchen ... [more ]
JFK Museum 5.0 stars
Museum, Gallery, Exhibition - #18 of 36
One of the highlights during my stay in Boston in July 2003 was the JFK Museum (and Library). It’s a unique museum displaying many original pieces Kennedy really used /wore/posessed. It has a lot of interactive elements and is really interesting. ... [more ]
Duck Tours 5.0 stars
Other Urban Landmark - #19 of 36
The Duck Tours are an especially popular way for tourists to see Boston. When hosting guests these tours are usually one of my top recommendations, and invariably I end up joining them for the ride. Fortunately, my guests usually pay as the ... [more ]
Granary Burying Ground 5.0 stars
Cemetery - #20 of 36
The Granary Burying Ground, Boston’s most famous cemetery, is next to Park Street Church and near to Boston Common on Tremont Street. It is one of the primary stops along the Freedom Trail. The cemetery is the eternal resting place for such ... [more ]
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