What to do
There are a variety of free walks and trails throughout the City of Boston.
Museums and galleries
The City has a wealth of museums, with everything from the Museum of Fine Arts to the Old State House.
Shopping and dining
Boston offers world-class dining and shopping options as well as local, artisan, and ethnic favorites.
Theaters and venues
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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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
This walk encompasses four centuries of Boston history.
Tours last about 30-45 minutes and include an overview of the history and architecture of the State Capitol.
Bunker Hill Monument
Climb the 294 steps up the famous monument for one of Boston’s best views.
The Swan Boats paddle passengers around the Public Garden Lagoon for a 15-minute peaceful cruise.
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There are many tours across the City. You can even visit the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the world.
Planning your trip
Keep these dates and events in mind as they are usually busy times in Boston.
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 offers an express bus service from Back Bay to Logan Airport.
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.