Things to do for Fun

Museums

  • Boston Common & Public Gardens This historic parkland located in the heart of the city was design by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York City's Central Park, and is part of the Emerald Necklace, a series of parks that stretch throughout Boston also designed by Olmsted.
  • Faneuil Hall Historic market and meeting place where the Boston Tea Party began and still used as a public meeting place.
  • Museum of Science The title is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Boston Ballet World renowned dance company most famous for their yearly rendition of The Nutcracker.

 Paul Revere Statue

Sports

 Seats at Fenway

Shopping

Nightlife

What follows is just a short list of some of the many great places in the area to go for a drink, meet up with friends, or dance the night away. Many, many more great things to do at night inhabit the Boston area. For more listings consult the websites in our Online Resources page.

Boston

 Boston Skyline

Cambridge

Somerville

Out of Town

Still looking for more? Within a two-hour drive of the city, you can find yourself:

 

There's plenty to do in New England, and plenty is an understatement. With a population as diverse in their interests as New Englanders, the northeast has a lot to offer its visitors and residents. New England is not only one of the most livable places in the country, it is also one of the most leisurely. From ski to sun the New England rivals anyplace in excursion opportunities.

From The Boston Globe Living/Arts Section