55 Things To Do In Boston Before You Die

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Boston Things To Do

Even if you’re a true Bostonian, born and raised, there’s always something new to discover!

You probably know the Esplanade like the palm of your hand and you’ve ridden the T into Harvard Square countless of times. But we all need a little reminder of the endless list of amazing we can do in beautiful Boston every now and then. Check them out!

1. Ride a Swans boat at the Public Gardens and pay a visit to mama duck and her little ducklings.

2. Spend the first day of sun after a long, blizzardy winter lounging around in the Boston Common.

3. Go for a lovely stroll down Commonwealth Avenue.

4. Ride the Green line to Kenmore Square to go watch a Red Sox Game at Fenway Park.

5.  Cheer for the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

6. Watch a Sox game at one of Kenmore Square’s many sports bars that are just as busy as Fenway Park.

7. Head over to TD Garden to watch the Bruins or the Celtics.

8.  Go whale watching out in the bay.

9. Cross over to Cambridge and explore Harvard Square.

10. Visit the Children’s Museum and have the time of your life even though you’re a full-grown adult.

11. Enjoy a premium steak at Capital Grill.

12. Get lost in Beacon Hill only to spend hours trying to figure out how to get back to Charles street because all the beautiful brown houses look exactly the same.

13. Venture into the North End for an authentically Italian dinner only to top it off with cannolis from Mike’s Pastry.

14. Gulf down Mike Pastry’s cannolis at any point of the day.

15. Join the party at the North End’s summer feasts and processions.

16. Grab brunch with your friends at Stephanie’s on Newbury.

17. Catch a concert at the Hatch Shell.

18. Go for a run on the Esplanade.

19. Rent a Kayak with your friends and spend the afternoon kayaking through Charles River.

20. Shop ’til you drop on Newbury Street and Prudential Center.

21. Visit Trinity Church on Copley Square.

22. Head into the gorgeous Boston Public Library and grab a coffee in its beautiful patio.

23. Get your school spirit on at a Harvard vs. Yale game.

24. Oh and don’t forget the Beanpot! An absolute must if you’re a hockey fan.

25. Spend a whole day in the Museum of Fine Arts.

26. Take a picture at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum‘s winter garden.

27. Grab lunch at Wahlburgers hoping you’ll see Mark Whalberg or at least one of his siblings.

28. Follow the Freedom Trail to discover Boston’s revolutionary history…

29. Only to end up in Quincy Market munching on all the food you can get your grubs on.

30. Explore one of the city’s many historic cemeteries.


31. Watch the Boston Marathon, or, if you’re in better physical state than me, try your hand at running the marathon!

32. Try drowning out the scorching summer heat at Revere Beach, I know the humidity probably doesn’t help.

33. Take a trip to Cape Cod to try and cool down because staying in the city just isn’t cutting it.

34. Munch on a lobster roll in your Vinyard Vines shirt because what screams summer at the cape more than that?

35. Spend the day apple picking and munching on apple cider donuts at a New Hampshire Pumpkin farm for the perfect fall game.

36. Watch the Charles River Regata from BU bridge.

37. Head out to Salem for Halloween.

38. Scarf down a pint of banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery in Quincy Market.

39. Get stuck in a traffic jam on Boylston Street and Newbury Street, and Massachusetts Avenue, and Storrow Drive….

40. Skate on the Frog Pond at Boston Commons around Christmas time.

41. Watch the tree lighting ceremony at Fenhuill Hall to get into the Christmas spirit.

42. Shout “cuack cuack” of the top of your lungs at innocent passers-by while on a duck boat tour.

43. Get blown away by the stunning Tiffany stained-glass windows at Arlington Street Church. 

44. Run after the Green Line only to realize you got on the E branch and not the B,C or D line and you want to go Kenmore Square.

45. Jump on the D line to Coolidge Corner to catch a movie at Coolidge Corner Theatre, retro-style.

46. Visit Acorn Street, Boston’s most photographed street for the perfect Boston ‘gram shot.

47. Watch airplanes land at Logan airport from Castle Island. 

48. Wander around Arnold Arboretum. 

49. See the CitGo sign on Kenmore Square.

50. Grab a beer at Cheers on Beacon Street.

51. Take a picture on one of Lawn on D’s light-up swings.

52. Enjoy the stunning skyline views at Lookout, the Envoy’s rooftop bar.

53. Have some freshly shucked oysters or a bowl of clam chowder at Union Oyster House, the country’s oldest restaurant!

54. Visit Plymouth Rock.

55. Take a trip to Martha’s Vineyard



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