Best Things to Do in Boston

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Things to Do in Boston

Most visitors to Boston know about Fenway Park, but are you aware of how many other fun family activities and sights this busy city has to offer? Here are a few things to do in Boston that you may not have considered.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

With one of the largest collections of paintings by revered artist Claude Monet outside of France, you won’t want to miss a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. you’ll find the masterpieces of many world-class artists in addition to ancient coins, sculptures, and definitely get your fill of art and culture.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

If politics interest you (or even if they don’t) don’t pass up an opportunity to visit this beautiful tribute to the 35th President of the United States. Here, you’ll get a good idea of what the role of US President entails, while learning about John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and politics.

Arnold Arboretum

Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum is a 281-acre area devoted to the study and appreciation of plants, their care, and biodiversity. Open to Harvard students and the public alike, take a walk through the Arboretum, flip through books and resources in the library, and check out the more than 1.3 million specimens housed in the herbaria.

Boston Historic Sites

If you want to get the most bang for your buck, travel the Freedom Trail to see 16 historical sites within a 2 ½ mile distance. Here are a few Boston historic sites along the trail you won’t want to miss.

Old State House

Built in 1713, this building is said to be the place where the fire of the Colonial Rebellion was ignited. Full of history and politics, the Declaration of Independence was actually read from the balcony of this building to the people of Boston.

Paul Revere House

The oldest structure still standing in the downtown Boston area, Paul Revere lived in this home at the time when he took his famous Midnight Ride to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams of their impending arrests by the British Army.

Bunker Hill Monument

This 221-foot tall monument offers breathtaking views of the city while standing as a reminder of the first battle of the Colonists against the British during the Revolutionary War. It is rumored that this is where Colonel William Prescott said the famous words, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes”.

What better way to see Boston than behind the steering wheel of a rental car? Getting around this way leaves you free to see what you want when you want. Opt for a car rental to make sure you don’t miss any of these sights on your next visit to Boston.