There is plenty to do for everyone in the family while in Boston
and here are a couple of examples and suggestions
- Museum of Science -This fine science museum perhaps reflects Boston’s history as a leader in science and innovation. At the Museum of Science, you can view hundreds of exhibits on nature, physics and chemistry, many of them offering hands-on interactive experiences.
- Museum of Fine Arts -The city’s oldest and largest art museum, the Museum of Fine Arts has extensive collections including a famous impressionist section, early American art and Asian and Egyptian collections.
- Boston Children’s Museum – Dedicated to the education of children. Located on Children’s Wharf along the Fort Point Channel, Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest children’s museum in the United States. It contains many activities meant to both amuse and educate young children.
- Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum – Learn about this pivotal event in United States history by visiting the ships and their museum. The exhibitions give insight into the events, people and politics behind this famous historical event.
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – This Museum is located in what was a luxurious private mansion built in the style of a Venetian palace, in the center of Boston. It displays the fine and eclectic collection of European, American and Asian art accumulated by the mansion’s former owner, Isabella Stewart Gardner.
- Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) – Boston’s premier venue for conferences and events, the BCEC is also one of the largest convention centers in the North-Eastern United States. It’s location on Summer Street is close to the South Boston waterfront and with easy access to Logan International Airport.
- The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center – Also known as the Hynes Convention Center, this venue holds a number of large conventions and conferences every year. It is located within the Prudential Center complex on Boylston Street in downtown Boston.
- Seaport World Trade Center – Boston’s World Trade Center is a high-end venue containing an amphitheater, meeting space and exhibition hall. It is located directly on the waterfront, on Seaport Boulevard.
If you are a sports fan, then Boston has plenty of action for you with top ranked franchises NBA/Baseball/Football/Ice Hockey teams. Boston’s local teams include the Boston Celtics on the NBA, The Red Sox on the MLB and last but not least the Patriots the NFL.
For those that are traveling on a business trip, chances are that you are going to be slightly short on time. However, one great activity that you should be able to find the time to spare for has to be shopping. Whether it is clothes, jewelery, make up or anything in between, with so many malls and other hot spots, you will soon find the ideal bargain for you.
- Boston Common – This central downtown park is not only the city’s oldest public park, but the oldest in the country. It is a great place to escape from the city and full of activities: for example, in winter its central Frog Pond is opened to ice skaters.
- Faneuil Hall – Not just one hall, but actually three historic buildings, Faneuil Hall is a historic marketplace and meeting hall which today serves as a shopping center with a diverse range of shops and restaurants. Located close to the waterfront and the Government Center in Boston, it is also the perfect spot to simply go for a stroll.
- North End – This historic neighborhood is the oldest in Boston and one of the oldest neighborhoods in the USA, having had residents living there since 1630. North End has long had a large Italian population and features great restaurants and historic sites.
- New England Aquarium – Reportedly Boston’s most visited tourist attraction, the New England Aquarium’s major draw-card is its 200,000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank where you can glimpse all kinds of marine life from sea dragons to stingrays and sea lions.
- Freedom Trail – The famous Boston Freedom Trail features 16 important historical locations. Starting at Boston Common and ending at the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, the trail is 2.5 miles long and gives you insight into many of the significant historical events which shaped this city and the country in general.
- Black Heritage Trail – This trail winds through the neighborhood of Beacon Hill and takes in 15 important sites relating to African-American history, reflecting Boston’s pivotal role in the abolition of slavery.
- Irish Heritage Trail – The Irish also play a key role in Boston’s rich history, and this trail features more than 50 landmarks of Irish-American artists and heroes.