1. Go back in history on The Freedom Trail
139 Tremont St, , 02108
The Freedom Trail is by far the most amazing thing to do in the city. As you walk the beautiful 2.5 mile brick lined walkway, you will be able to explore 16 amazing historical sights. A visit to Boston is not complete until you embark on this historic journey. Gorgeous architecture, beautiful parks, and amazing skyline views place this historical attraction on the number one spot on your Boston to-do list.
2. Enjoy a leisurely walk around Boston Common
139 Tremont St, , 02108
Boston Common, the oldest and one of the most famous US parks, is a year round oasis, beautiful during any season. During the summer season, the park comes to life with beautiful trees and flowers. In the fall, you will be treated to the vibrant colors of Massachusetts' spectacular fall foliage season. Winter has its' own serene, icy beauty with a desirable peaceful vibe.
3. Climb the Bunker Hill Monument
Monument Square, , 02129
One of the most magnificent sights along Boston's Freedom Trail is the grand 221 foot tall Bunker Hill Monument. The 294 step journey to the top is well worth it for the incredible views of the city.
4. See the Boston Red Sox play at Fenway
4 Yawkey Way, , 02215
Nothing says Boston quite like a visit to Fenway Park, the oldest and most iconic ballpark in the country. Watching the city's most beloved team live is a completely different experience than watching the game on TV.
5. Explore trees from around the world at The Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway, , 02130
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is one of the most beautiful places in Boston to stroll around. Gorgeous trees from all over the world, including an impressive bonsai collection can be found here. Touring the gorgeous grounds provides a much needed escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. And best of all, it's completely free to visit!
6. Ice Skate on Frog Pond
84 Beacon St, , 02108
Boston Common is perhaps most well known for the winter opening of beautiful Frog Pond, a city ice rink surrounded by Boston's beautiful historic downtown. Spend the night skating away while listening to holiday music and taking in the gorgeous views of the skyline and holiday lights and decor.
Ice skating in the heart of such a beautiful city really is a memorable holiday experience for everyone in the family. Special shows including a festive New Year's Eve production are offered free to the public each year.
7. Dine Italian style in Boston's North End neighborhood
355 Hanover St, , 02113
Boston's Italian neighborhood is the place to go for an authentic Italian dinner. Giacomo's is one of the city's most delicious treats. Just be sure to arrive as early in the evening as possible as most nights see a line beginning to form early on.
Beautiful old architecture, cobblestone streets, and homemade Italian fare are waiting for you in Boston's iconic North End.
8. Enjoy a dessert buffet like no other at Boston's Four Seasons Hotel
200 Boylston St, , 02116
Every Saturday The Bristol Lounge, located inside Four Seasons Boston, hosts a one of a kind dessert buffet.
The fabulous "Sundaes on Saturdays," a unique treat only buffet featuring a diverse arrangement of tempting desserts (liquid nitrogen ice cream, cheesecake cake pops, chocolate covered strawberries, specialty crepes, and other luxuries), is often rated amongst the most unique buffets in the country. Most notably, it has been featured on Travel Channel's Buffet Paradise special.
9. Take a Tour of Historic Harvard University
1350 Massachusetts Ave., , 02138
Harvard University offers free informative tours of Harvard Yard. Here's your chance to walk around one of the most renowned universities in the world. As you stroll past beautiful 100+ year old buildings, you will also learn interesting tidbits about student life, along with some unique historical facts about the university.
10. Enjoy a spring harbor cruise
1 Central Wharf, , 02109
There are numerous cruises offered in the downtown area including whale watching adventures, architecture cruises, and thrilling speedboat rides.
The New England Aquarium offers a 3 hour whale watching cruise with guaranteed sightings. The cruise departs at Long Wharf, conveniently located right downtown. Spring is one of the best times to plan a whale watching trip as sightings are abundant and crowds levels are much lower than during the busy summer months.
Before or after your cruise, be sure to check out Legal Sea Foods, a great seafood restaurant with fantastic views!