Boston things to do – Go ahead, act like a tourist!

Maybe you have lived in Boston for a long time or maybe you are new to the area, regardless you should check out some of these things to do around the city.  Go ahead, act like a tourist!

Tour Fenway Park –  This iconic ballpark opened on April 20, 1912 and still maintains much of the character from that time.  Explore the historic grounds of “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” on a  60-minute guided tour with team, ball club and player history.  The tour takes you through the visiting locker room, under the stadium, to the oldest seats in MLB, on top of the Green Monster, inside the Press Box and all around the stadium! Tickets are $18 for an adult.

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Grab a beer at Harpoon Brewery – At the Beer Hall you can sit at the bar or around long wooden tables with great views of Boston.  They offer a full selection of Harpoon beers & delicious pretzels to pair with your pint. You can also take a tour of the Brewery!  Tours are $5 and include a beer tasting where you will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last about an hour.

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Visit the Institute of Contemporary Art –  Located in the Seaport District the ICA has beautiful views of Boston Harbor and unique exhibits.  Admission is $15 but every Thursday night you can visit for free from 5 – 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. On the first Friday of every month stop by for First Fridays with guest DJs, live performance, gallery talks, specialty drinks, and more!

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Walk the Freedom Trail – Stretching from Boston Common through Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall, the North End, and Charlestown, the Freedom Trail covers many sites that played important roles in the US history and that people flock to Boston to experience in the summer months.  Sites include the Old State House, Paul Revere’s House, Old North Church (cue “the British are Coming!”), Bunker Hill Monument, and the USS Constitution.  You can step off the red brick road trail in Faneuil Hall to get a drink or to eat basically anything you can imagine at Quincy Market while you watch the street performers.  Then get gelato for dessert in the North End.  Bonus: the North End and Charlestown are where much of The Town was filmed.  Just do yourself a favor and make sure you save this for anytime from April-October!

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(Image: Some of Anna’s family being legitimate tourists in front of the Paul Revere Monument on Freedom Trail.)

Check out Top of the Hub – For some of THE BEST views of Boston check out Top of the Hub located 52 floors above Back Bay in the the Prudential Tower.  For 5 reasons Top of the Hub is great for locals check out this post by Matthew Simko.

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Image Credit: Top of the Hub

What’s your favorite Boston attraction?  Comment below or tweet @YoProBTG.

(Tweet at blogger: @KristinaDiGirol)

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