Visitor Information

WELCOME TO BOSTON!

View our Boston guide to learn about all that Boston has to offer. Popular attractions include:

  • Fenway Park

    • Home to the legendary Boston Red Sox and considered America’s most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park, near Kenmore Square, is a must-visit during your stay in Boston. Experience one of the region’s most historic attractions dating back to 1912. The stadium and its surroundings offer so much more than just baseball. In addition to the historic ballpark and its surrounding alleys, Fenway Park is at the center of the nightlife and bar scene on Lansdowne Street.

  • Boston Common

    • Known colloquially as “The Commons,” this 50-acre plot of greenery between Downtown, Beacon Hill and Back Bay stands out as a serene place to picnic, wander, and get lost in the midst of a major metropolitan area. Boston Common holds a rich history. It was established in 1634, making it America’s oldest city park (it predates America itself!) and was used as a cow pasture, a Revolutionary War camp, and a communal gathering place for protests and civic demonstrations.

  • Public Garden and Swan Boats

    • The Public Garden, also known as Boston Public Garden, is a large park in the heart of Boston adjacent to Boston Common.

    • The Swan Boats are a fleet of dual-pontooned pleasure boats which operate in a pond in the Public Garden in Boston. The Swan Boats have been in operation since 1877, and have since become a cultural icon for the city.

  • Newbury Street

    • Some of Boston’s best shopping is located on and around Newbury Street, a tree-lined corridor that cuts through the heart of the city from the​ Boston Public Garden to Back Bay.

  • Freedom Trail

    • The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, that  passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. The trail is marked on sidewalks and cobblestone streets by a thick red stripe. The walk typically takes visitors an entire day to complete, so plan accordingly!​

  • The Esplanade and Hatch Shell

    • The Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell is an outdoor concert venue located on the Charles River Esplanade in the Back Bay section of Boston. The Esplanade is a lovely walking path that takes visitors along the banks of the Charles River. There are bike and walking trails to explore and the Charles River Bistro is a great spot to grab a quick lunch.​​

  • Boston Duck Boat Tour

    • Boston’s most popular tour is a great way to start off your visit to Boston. You will experience a great overview of the city with a 60-minute land tour before splashing into the Charles River for a 20-minute riverboat ride full of breathtaking views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. Tours depart daily from three locations:  The Prudential Center, New England Aquarium and The Museum of Science. Book tickets here.​

177 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

617-373-5662

hsye@coe.neu.edu

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