22 Fun Things To Do In Boston

Boston harbor and financial district skyline

You might think there’s no fun things to do in Boston since Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA. So much culture and history is crammed into this city that you cannot miss an opportunity to visit. The famous Boston Tea Party and Boston Massacre occurred during the city’s toughest times, but Boston rose up from the ashes and became the great city we know today. The New England cuisine is delicious and satisfying. The thick Boston accent has been mimicked and teased throughout Hollywood for years, thanks to Boston bred actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

If you are unsure of what to do when you get to Boston, check out this list below of fun things to do in Boston. Once you leave this city, you are going to want to come visit again!

1. Go to Red Sox game

If you are in Boston during baseball season then you need to go to a Red Sox game. It is not enough to watch the game on tv, you should be sitting in the Green Monster section at Fenway Park.

2. Visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall has been functioning as a marketplace since the mid 18th century. Today you can find food stands and shops along the length of the marketplace.

3. Go on a jog along the Charles River

You gotta love that dirty water as Rock band, The Standells, once sang. While the Charles River is not the cleanest water to swim in, you can join the hundreds of joggers that pass by this river each day.

4. Book a Boston Duck tour

Boston is a fairly large city and it is tough to visit it all on foot. Check out a Boston Duck tour and if you are lucky you may be chosen to honk the duck horn. This tour is unique because the bus transforms into a boat and takes you on ride in the Charles River.

5. Go on a shopping spree on Newbury St.

Newbury St. is lined with shops, restaurants, spas and cafés. Treat yourself to a little shopping spree and get the latest fashion trends from store like Urban Outfitters and The Northface.

6. Visit the Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library was the first free library to open its door to the public. Take advantage of your rights and check out the books and art in this library.

7. Eat at Dick’s Last Resort


If you like eating in peace and quiet, then Dick’s is not the place for you. At Dick’s Last Resort, the waiters get paid to treat their customers badly (but in a fun, non-threatening way). You can always joke or tease with the waiters as well, it’s all in good fun.

8. Take a walk in Boston Common

The Boston Commons is the starting and ending point for many of Boston’s outdoor events. If you are visiting during the Holiday season, then you should watch the Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

9. Eat a cannoli from Modern Pastry in the North End


Modern Pastry is a lesser known pastry shop in the North End, but their pastries are the best in the city.

10. Get a tour at the Sam Adams Brewery


Whether you are a beer drinker or not, a tour of the Sam Adams Brewery is a must when you are visiting and looking for some fun things to do in Boston.

11. Check out a Celtics game at the TD Garden


The Boston sports teams have been on a roll the past few years and the Celtics are one of the strongest Boston teams. If the basketball season is in, check out a game and chant the words DEFENSE for our Boston players.

12. Go to the top of the Skywalk Observatory

This observatory is located in the Prudential Center. The view on this skywalk is astonishing and if the weather is good, you can see up to 100 miles away.

13. Go window shopping at Copley Place

Depending on what your wallet size may be, the shops at Copley Place may be a little too expensive. You can always window shop stores like Gucci, Armani, and Tiffany & CO.

14. Take a picture with the Paul Revere statue


Paul Revere is a huge part of Boston’s history. There is a city around the Boston area named after him. As strolling the Boston Commons, take a picture with the Paul Revere statue.

15. Go for a ride on the Swan boat

Going on a swan boat ride is such a romantic thing to do as you are in Boston.

16. Eat at the Top of the Hub

This restaurant at the top of the Prudential Center may break the bank, but the food is very delicious that you will want to order dessert as well.

17. Book a sunset cruise

A sunset cruise around Boston Harbor is a great way to spend your evening in this amazing city.

18. Go ice skating at Frog Pond

Depending on the time of year that you visit, Frog Pond may be opened or closed. If this pond is open, it is a necessity for you to go ice skating if you’re looking for some fun things to do in Boson.

19. Check out the view from the Waterfront

The Waterfront in Boston is home to many amazing restaurants. But these restaurants don’t draw customers on their own, the view of the waterfront is what draws people in. Check out the restaurant, Strega at the Waterfront and you won’t be disappointed by the food or view if you’re looking for fun things to do in Boston.

20. Visit the Museum of Science

The Museum of Science is not just a place to visit if you are a science lover. This museum has different exhibits and shows that cater to many people.

21. Visit the home of Paul Revere

Paul Revere lived in the section of Boston today known as the North End. Paul lived in this home Between the Revolutionary war. His home is known to be the oldest house in Downtown Boston. It is now considered a National Landmark and tourists are welcome to visit.

22. Eat a bowl of clam chowder

You can head to any seafood restaurant and order a New England Clam Chowda (Chowder with a Boston accent).

Written by Rachel Pearson

Rachel reports on a wide range of topics from the United States and around the world. She keeps a close eye on the rapidly pour in of new headlines to get the best research and sources possible.

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