Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is the largest city in New England, the capital of the state of Massachusetts, and one of the most historic, wealthy and influential cities in the United States of Americ... more

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is the largest city in New England, the capital of the state of Massachusetts, and one of the most historic, wealthy and influential cities in the United States of America. Its plethora of museums, historical sights, and wealth of live performances, all explain why the city gets 16.3 million visitors a year, making it one of the ten most popular tourist locations in the country.

Although not technically in Boston, the neighboring cities of Cambridge and Brookline are functionally integrated with Boston by mass transit and effectively a part of the city. Cambridge, just across the Charles River, is home to Harvard, MIT, local galleries, restaurants, and bars and is an essential addition to any visit to Boston. Brookline is nearly surrounded by Boston and has its own array of restaurants and shopping.

Boston has excellent seafood from the nearby New England coast. Local specialties include baked beans, cod, and clam chowder. For dessert you'll have no trouble finding good ice cream. Boston (and New England as a whole) are one of the top per-capita ice cream consuming regions.

A variety of excellent ethnic restaurants can be found in neighborhoods such as the North End, Chinatown, Allston, or Coolidge Corner.

The best sit-down restaurants can be quite crowded in the evenings on weekends. Unless you have a reservation, be prepared to wait anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on how refined your tastes are.

Places near Boston

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Boston Links

The mission of Passim is to provide truly exceptional and interactive live musical experiences for both performers and audiences, to nurture artists at all stages of their career, and to build a vibrant music community.  We do so through our legenda...

Discover OAK Long Bar + Kitchen. In the heart of Back Bay, our Boston restaurant welcomes you with handcrafted cocktails and a luscious farm-to-table menu.

Since 1989, the legendary Scullers Jazz Club has presented the biggest names in straight ahead, Latin and Contemporary Jazz, as well as Blues, Soul, R & B, Cabaret and World Music. 

We are a bar who throws a cocktail party every night. We make beautiful handcrafted cocktails, and offer beer wine and snacks as well. 

Boston's most unique scene on the waterfront. Whether you sit in our living room, or our dining room, or our VIP lounge, you can enjoy fun, down to earth food with a twist.

Relax and enjoy a cocktail while listening to live jazz in our lounge, or celebrate and entertain in our main dining room. 

The Warren Tavern is the most historic watering hole in America. This oldest tavern in Massachusetts was visited by many famous individuals.

The Gypsy Bar in Boston is an exciting Nightclub & Dance Club offering the hottest night life in Boston with live Dj's, Dance Parties & More!.

The best rock club in Boston. There's always something happening.

Our classic, upscale steakhouse presents fine dining in an atmosphere of timeless elegance, offering guests the finest cuts of prime meats, fresh seafood, and much more. The Abe & Louie's experience focuses on providing undeniably superior service a...

Dining in Boston's South End, Gaslight Brasserie Restaurant offers high quality affordable french dining. Outdoor Seating & serving Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, Awarded Best French, Affordable dining in Boston. Free Parking.

Enter this true House of Exquisit Elegance where fine cuisine isn’t just our business; it’s our passion. FuGaKyu's extensive menu of traditional and nouveau Japanese cuisine, includes sushi, sashimi, tempura, as well as unique entrees rarely found o...

  Mamma Maria is a world-class restaurant in the North End of Boston.   Set in a nineteenth-century brick row house with five private dining rooms, Mamma Maria transports you to la Patria with an old-world intimacy, attention to detail a...

Legal Harborside is Legal Sea Foods’ 20,000 square foot flagship property on the Boston Waterfront, comprising three floors and three different concepts under one (retractable) roof.  You’ll find a nod to our heritage on the first floor hull, with a...

Our basic tenets are simple: with love and enough butter, anything is possible. We take joy in every bit of restaurant life, from finding our ingredients at local markets and farms around New England, to calling cabs for our guests at the end of the...

Inspired by eclectic British gastropubs, expect a relaxed dining experience in an intimate setting when you visit Garden at The Cellar. Surrounded by herbs and plants grown on a local farm, you will be inspired to appease your appetite with numerous...

Helmand is an Afghani restaurant named after Afghanistan's longest and most important river. Located in East Cambridge, the Helmand Restaurant's dining room is flanked on one side by a small fireplace, and on the other by a woodburning oven, where t...

The menu from Tu Y Yo is composed of family recipes spanning over 100 years. From homemade salsas to typical meat sauces, each item is freshly made and 100% Mexican. We take pride in everything we prepare and thank you for taking the time to experie...

Things do to in Boston

Boston Common

www.cityofboston.gov - Outdoor Activities

  The starting point of the Freedom Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country. The park is almost 50 acres in size. Today, Boston Common is the anchor for the Emerald Necklace, a system of connected parks that winds through many...

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is Boston shopping at its best with more than 100 of the finest shops and specialty pushcarts. Locally-owned treasures, nationally recognized retailers, and the Bullmarket...the world's first "fleet" of wholly unique pushcar...

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University discovers and disseminates knowledge of the plant kingdom to foster greater understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of Earth’s botanical diversity and its essential value to humankind.

Castle Island

www.mass.gov - Sightseeing

Fort Independence, a pentagonal five-bastioned, granite fort built between 1834 and 1851, is the dominating feature of Castle Island. This 22-acre urban park is connected to the mainland by both pedestrian and vehicular causeways. 

"America's Most Beloved Ballpark" is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. Nestled in the city of Boston and visited by fans from around the world. Fenway Park is a place where dreams are made, traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever. See the...

A 2.5-mile, brick-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure. Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. Learn about the brave people who shaped our nation. Discover the ri...

Public Garden

www.cityofboston.gov - Outdoor Activities

  The Public Garden was created in 1837 while the Boston Common in 1634. What a difference two centuries made.    From its inception, the Public Garden was decorative and flowery, while the Common was pastoral and practical. The Common's...

With daily live presentations, over 700 interactive exhibits, and a steady rotation of Planetarium, IMAX®, and 3-D Digital Cinema shows, there's always something new going on at the Museum of Science, Boston. 

The New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education re...

The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is an exciting, innovative and interactive, modern museum experience for all ages. The Kraft family long considered the best way to honor the greatest Patriots of all time while simultaneously preservi...

Boston Nightlife

The mission of Passim is to provide truly exceptional and interactive live musical experiences for both performers and audiences, to nurture artists at all stages of their career, and to build a vibrant music community.  We do so through our legenda...

Discover OAK Long Bar + Kitchen. In the heart of Back Bay, our Boston restaurant welcomes you with handcrafted cocktails and a luscious farm-to-table menu.

Since 1989, the legendary Scullers Jazz Club has presented the biggest names in straight ahead, Latin and Contemporary Jazz, as well as Blues, Soul, R & B, Cabaret and World Music. 

We are a bar who throws a cocktail party every night. We make beautiful handcrafted cocktails, and offer beer wine and snacks as well. 

Boston's most unique scene on the waterfront. Whether you sit in our living room, or our dining room, or our VIP lounge, you can enjoy fun, down to earth food with a twist.

Relax and enjoy a cocktail while listening to live jazz in our lounge, or celebrate and entertain in our main dining room. 

The Warren Tavern is the most historic watering hole in America. This oldest tavern in Massachusetts was visited by many famous individuals.

The Gypsy Bar in Boston is an exciting Nightclub & Dance Club offering the hottest night life in Boston with live Dj's, Dance Parties & More!.

The best rock club in Boston. There's always something happening.

Boston Dining

Our classic, upscale steakhouse presents fine dining in an atmosphere of timeless elegance, offering guests the finest cuts of prime meats, fresh seafood, and much more. The Abe & Louie's experience focuses on providing undeniably superior service a...

Dining in Boston's South End, Gaslight Brasserie Restaurant offers high quality affordable french dining. Outdoor Seating & serving Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, Awarded Best French, Affordable dining in Boston. Free Parking.

Enter this true House of Exquisit Elegance where fine cuisine isn’t just our business; it’s our passion. FuGaKyu's extensive menu of traditional and nouveau Japanese cuisine, includes sushi, sashimi, tempura, as well as unique entrees rarely found o...

  Mamma Maria is a world-class restaurant in the North End of Boston.   Set in a nineteenth-century brick row house with five private dining rooms, Mamma Maria transports you to la Patria with an old-world intimacy, attention to detail a...

Legal Harborside is Legal Sea Foods’ 20,000 square foot flagship property on the Boston Waterfront, comprising three floors and three different concepts under one (retractable) roof.  You’ll find a nod to our heritage on the first floor hull, with a...

Our basic tenets are simple: with love and enough butter, anything is possible. We take joy in every bit of restaurant life, from finding our ingredients at local markets and farms around New England, to calling cabs for our guests at the end of the...

Inspired by eclectic British gastropubs, expect a relaxed dining experience in an intimate setting when you visit Garden at The Cellar. Surrounded by herbs and plants grown on a local farm, you will be inspired to appease your appetite with numerous...

Helmand is an Afghani restaurant named after Afghanistan's longest and most important river. Located in East Cambridge, the Helmand Restaurant's dining room is flanked on one side by a small fireplace, and on the other by a woodburning oven, where t...

The menu from Tu Y Yo is composed of family recipes spanning over 100 years. From homemade salsas to typical meat sauces, each item is freshly made and 100% Mexican. We take pride in everything we prepare and thank you for taking the time to experie...