About Boston

Information about Boston, MA Of all the U.S. cities, Boston is one of the most fun, energetic, cultural and historical areas of the country. As the capital of Massachusetts, Boston is rich with museums, art exhibits, attractions and events. It would take weeks or months to visit everything Boston has to offer. Narrow down your "to do" list ahead of time to fit in everything you possibly can during your trip.

Back Bay Hotel
One of Boston's landmarks is the Back Bay Hotel, near the Charles River. The building was originally the Boston Police Department, contributing to its rich history. The location of this hotel is great for travelers of all kinds, including businesspeople and families, because it's central to many of Boston's most popular sights and attractions.

Popular Sights
The Boston Public Garden, located near the Boston Common Public Park, is best known for its 1877 swan boats and gorgeous lake. Quincy Market, located close to Faneuil Hall, has indoor and outdoor restaurants and shops to browse throughout the day. Take a Duck Tour to see all of Boston's sights in one fun, fast jaunt. Just prepare to get a bit wet! You can also head to the New England Aquarium or take in a baseball game at historical Fenway Park.

Walking Trails
The two and a half mile-long Freedom Trail passes 16 historical sites, including the Bunker Hill Monument and Paul Revere's home. Another popular walking trail is the Black Heritage Trail.

Historical Sites
Boston is chock full of historical sites, including the New England Holocaust Memorial, the USS Constitution and the Fort Warren Confederate landmark.

Shopping
Thanks to all of the shopping available in the city, you'll never have to leave Boston empty-handed. Beacon Hill has tons of shopping opportunities located throughout its cobblestone streets. Newberry Street is ideal for stylish shoppers and you can find great deals at Filene's Basement.

Pop Culture Attractions
Just about every tourist stops at the two bars based on the popular television show Cheers. One of the bars was used for the show's exterior shots. The second bar, which is located in Quincy Market, is a perfect replica of the TV set. You can also check out the interactive Indiana Jones exhibit.

Museums
Anyone who loves modern art or learning about history will want to spend plenty of time in the city's many museums. The Museum of Science and the JFK Library and Museum are perfect for history buffs. Head to the Museum of Fine Arts if you love the world's most famous painters. Bring the kids to the Children's Museum of Boston for some hands-on fun.