City of Boston Arts & Tourism

A Boston welcome by land or by sea

Boston’s popularity as a tourist destination is not surprising. Incredibly rich in history, with delightfully different neighborhoods and an abundance of attractions, Boston has something for everyone. It’s sophisticated. It’s fun. From shopping on Newbury Street to a ride on a swan boat, from Paul Revere to Fenway Park, there are wonderful destinations and activities to suit any taste.

There’s no better starting point than Boston’s NEW Waterfront. Some attractions, like the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), the Boston Children’s Museum, the Boston Tea Party Ships Museum, and the HarborWalk are right here in the neighborhood. Others, like Quincy Market, the New England Aquarium and the North End, are just a few minutes walk away. It’s also easy to get around, on foot, on a bike, or from the vantage of a trolley or duck tour.

So follow the Freedom Trail or forge your own path to the destinations that intrigue you. But do take time to enjoy what many call America’s most European city.

Make sure to check out Arts & Entertainment and the City of Boston’s Arts & Tourism sites.