Boston Area Travel, Vacation, and Visitors Guide
This vacation guide includes maps and reviews of many of the top attractions in and around the Boston area to you help plan a Boston vacation or business trip. Select a category from below to learn more about relevant Boston-area attractions along with interactive maps, discounts, hours, and contact information.
Museums, Historic Sites, and Tours
Make your Boston vacation an educational experience. From wildlife to still life and sports to science, Boston has a museum for everyone. And, as one of the country's oldest cities and the birthplace of the American Revolution, there's no shortage of historic sites to visit in and around the city.
Fine & Casual Dining
Boston's rich history of cultural and ethnic diversity has developed the city into a culinary hotspot. Whether you're in the mood for cheap eats or a fine dining experience, you'll be sure to find it here in the form of any cuisine imaginable.
Boutique & Discount Shopping
From bargain outlets to trendy boutiques, Boston is home to some of the best shopping in the country. Spend part of your vacation browsing designer fashions, fine jewelry, and art galleries on famed Newbury Street or visit Charles Street for inner-city antiquing at it's best.
Just because it's a major city doesn't mean Boston doesn't cater to recreation and fitness for all ages. Find lots of clean and safe public spaces dedicated to jogging, biking, boating, or just relaxing under a tree.
Getting around the greater Boston area is easy. Whether you choose to walk, take a taxi, or ride the "T", you'll always be just minutes away from anything the city has to offer.
From concerts to road races, the circus to the theatre, college hockey to major league baseball, there's always something going on in Boston. No vacation is complete without attending some of these events or at least visiting the iconic facilities in which they take place.
Colleges & Universities
Boston is home to more than 20 public and private institutes of higher education. Tour some of the most beautiful colleges and university campuses in the country and gain an appreciation of the communities that have developed around them.
Traveling to Boston on business? Learn about some of the city's biggest employers, its first-class convention facilities, and the local amenities that can help your meeting a success.
Points of Interest
Take a look at a rack of postcards and you'll notice that many of the most memorable images of Boston feature the city's photogenic streets, public monuments, and world-famous landmarks. Visit these sites to gain a true appreciation of the city's history and culture.