Points of Interest
Boston's North End
Established in 1630, this is the city's oldest neighborhood. Now known as Boston's "Little Italy", the North End features scores of cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Bunker Hill Monument
Built to commemorate the first major battle of the American Revolution, this granite obelisk stands 221 feet tall. The Bunker Hill Museum is located directly across the street.
Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market
A lively marketplace and meeting hall since 1742, today this venue features 49 shops, 18 restaurants and pubs, 35 colonnade eateries and 44 pushcarts.
This world famous university is located just across the Charles River in Cambridge and is the oldest institute of higher learning in the United States.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This private research institute located in Cambridge is world renowned for its scientific and technological research.
New England Aquarium
Founded in 1969 on the city's waterfront, the facility is one of the first modern public aquariums. Featuring more than 600 species and 20,000 animals, the aquarium emphasizes aquatic life in a natural setting.
Widely known as the site of the witchcraft trials of 1692, this colorful, coastal city has much to offer both residents and visitors: a diverse population, a rich maritime heritage, an impressive display of historic architecture and amazing stories that span almost four centuries.
Also known as "Old Iron Sides", this wooden-hulled, US Navy three-masted heavy frigate was named by President George Washington and was built right here in Boston. Launched in 1797, she is the world's oldest floating commissioned naval vessel.
Sports and Entertainment
One of the original six professional hockey teams in North America, the Boston Bruins share TD Garden arena with the Boston Celtics.
The most successful franchise in the history of basketball plays its home games in the TD Garden arena in downtown Boston.
Boston Red Sox
Family friendly Fenway Park is one of Boston's top tourist destinations, and the oldest baseball park in America.
New England Patriots
The three-time Superbowl Champions play their home games a 45 minute drive away, in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Suffolk Downs Horse Racing
This thoroughbred race track first opened its doors in 1935 and has thrilled spectators ever since. Famous champions that have raced at this track include Seabiscuit, Whirlaway and Cigar. The MassCap and its half million dollar purse is held here annually.
The world's oldest marathon is held on the third Monday each April, which is also a local Boston holiday known as "Patriot's Day".
Boston Pops 4th of July Celebration
Held at the Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade with fireworks in the background, this annual event celebrates our nation's independence.
Fall Foliage Season
Mid-September through mid-October is the peak time to see New England's fall colors in their awe-inspiring glory.
Head of the Charles Regatta
This is the second largest two-day regatta in the world, attracting more than 300,000 visitors the third week in October. Spectators can witness 8,900 athletes rowing crew in about 1,750 boats and 56 events.
New England Sand Sculpting Festival - Revere Beach
This is the largest competition of its kind and draws sculptors from all over the world each July. Each sculptor is given 10 tons of sand with which to work.
Salem Haunted Happenings
Salem features a month-long celebration leading up to Halloween. Visit the House of the Seven Gables, the Witch Museum, and so much more.