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Visiting Boston

Visiting Boston

Visiting Boston

Last updated 4/4/18

With our rich history, diverse neighborhoods, and legacy of arts, culture, and education, Boston has something for everyone.

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There are a variety of free walks and trails throughout the City of Boston.


The City has a wealth of museums, with everything from The Museum of Fine Arts to the Boston Fire Museum.


Boston offers world-class dining and shopping options as well as local, artisan, and ethnic favorites. 


We have a number of places for residents and visitors to watch plays, films, and concerts.


With the recent success of Boston’s professional teams, there’s much to experience in the City of Champions.


The Office of Food Access helps to oversee almost 30 farmers markets in Boston.

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Public Art
Boston’s Public Art

Search Boston’s art collection, watch artist videos, access a map of public art installations across the City, and more!

Walk to the Sea
Walk to the Sea

This walk encompasses four centuries of Boston history. Mixing historical landmarks with Boston’s skyscrapers, this walk is truly one worth taking.

State House
State House

Tours last about 30-45 minutes and include an overview of the history and architecture of the State Capitol.

Bunker Hill Monument
Bunker Hill Monument

Climb the 294 steps up the famous monument for one of Boston’s best views.

Swan Boats
Swan Boats

The Swan Boats paddle passengers around the Public Garden Lagoon for a 15-minute peaceful cruise.

USS Constitution
USS Constitution

Visit the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.

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Uncovering Boston's history

It’s no secret Boston is rich with history. From the American Revolution to the site of the very first public school, it’s a city with stories to tell.

Planning your trip

Keep these dates and events in mind as they are usually busy times in Boston.

Public Art

CrissCross Signal Spire, 2015

Meejin Yoon’s dynamic light sculpture in Dudley Square encourages viewers to interact by tweeting #signalspire. Learn about this piece — and more — from Public Art Boston.

Photo Credit:
Courtesy of the artist, Howeler + Yoon

To and from Logan Airport


The MBTA offers free Silver Line bus service from all airport terminals to South Station.


The MBTA offers ferry-boat service from Hingham or Hull to the airport, weather permitting.


Massport provides free shuttle-bus service between airline terminals and Airport Station on the MBTA’s Blue Line.


Boston police regulate all taxis and pedi-cabs. Learn what you can expect from your ride.