Boston Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing Guide
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Black Heritage Trail (Beacon Hill)
The Black Heritage Trail® is a walking tour that explores the history of Boston's 19th century African American community. Allow two hours for the tour.
Boston Convention Center (South Boston)
The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Boston Public Library (Back Bay)
The Central Library's McKim Building is an architectural treasure. Take a tour of this Historic Landmark building.
Cheers Bar (Beacon Hill)
Founded in 1969 as the Bull & Finch Pub, the original inspiration for the setting of the TV show Cheers, was a favorite neighborhood bar. In fact, the year that the Cheers show premiered on television (1982) Boston Magazine chose the Bull & Finch Pub as the Best Neighborhood Bar in Boston.
Christian Science Center (Back Bay)
The Christian Science Plaza in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is a 14-acre site that houses several buildings of architectural and historical significance.
Citgo Sign (Fenway / Kenmore Square)
"London has Big Ben, Paris has the Eiffel Tower. Boston has the CITGO sign."
Franklin Park Zoo (Dorchester)
Franklin Park Zoo, founded in 1913, is the 72-acre site nestled in Bostons historic Franklin Park, long considered the crown jewel of Frederick Law Olmsteds Emerald Necklace Park System.
Harvard Square (Cambridge)
Tons of restaurants, retailers, museums, entertainment venues, bookstores, architectural landmarks, and street performances.
Hynes Convention Center (Back Bay)
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center is one of the country's best event locations and conference facilities.
Irish Heritage Trail (Back Bay)
The Irish Heritage Trail is a self-guided, three mile walking tour.
John Hancock Tower (Back Bay)
The John Hancock Tower is the tallest building in New England, and stands sleekly on its own in Copley Square, away from the high-rise area of Boston's downtown.
Mapparium (Back Bay)
Mapparium is an historic three-story, stained-glass globe that provides a walk-through opportunity for visitors to consider how ideas have shaped the world. Location: Mary Baker Eddy Library.
New England Aquarium (Waterfront)
The New England Aquarium features a Giant Ocean Tank. Exhibits include:
Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Penguins, Fresh Water Gallery, Thinking Gallery and IMAX Theatre and more.
Prudential Center Skywalk (Back Bay)
Visit the Skywalk Observatory, Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond.
Samuel Adams Brewery (Jamaica Plain)
Enjoy many of the great styles of Samuel Adams beers. The tour is open to visitors of all ages. Proper ID is required in order to sample beer.
Trinity Church (Back Bay)
Located in the center of Boston's Back Bay on Copley Square, Trinity Church is home to a vibrant parish founded before the American Revolution.
Women's Heritage Trail (Starts in Back Bay)
The Boston Women's Heritage Trail tells some of these diverse and remarkable stories, and forever weaves Boston women back into the fabric of the "city upon a hill."