Things to do in Boston

Boston holds a key position in the freedom of America

Boston, also known as the Cradle of Liberty, has many historic and interesting things to see on holiday and there is always things to do in Boston. Many key events of the Revolutionary War occurred in Boston including the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. One thing you may take note of and appreciate, as many other Americans do, is the Boston accent. They  live in a place called “Baw-ston”.


Things to do in Boston

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and home to many American historical landmarks like the USS Constitution, Boston Common, and Tremont Street Subway.


Boston Opera House

The opera house was first opened in 1928 and has since been restored and transformed to house the Boston Ballet.


Boston Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is located in Boston and is a fantastic place to take the kids on holiday.


Boston Zoo

The nearby Franklin Park Zoo has over 200 animals and was the setting for the movie Zookeeper.




Boston Nightlife

Boston’s nightlife is centered around Lansdowne Street near Kenmore Square and is a vibrant part of the entertainment in Boston. It is home to many bars and clubs like, Cask and Flaggon, Boston BeerWorks, and House of Blues.


Boston Marathon

Every year since 1897, on Patriot’s Day, the Boston Marathon is held.  Being the oldest annual marathon in the world and also on of the most popular ones, it attracts around 30 000 participants who run the 42 km (26 miles) and half a million spectators.


When to go to Boston

Boston is a popular city year round and its hotels do not see much of a price fluctuation throughout the year. Due to the vibrant fall colors, autumn is a popular time to visit, especially when the leaves are bright with color. Spring is also popular particularly around the time of the Boston Marathon, which attracts people nationwide and is held on Patriot’s Day. Wintertime in Boston can be snowy and cold, but leads to many winter events that you can participate in. Temperatures vary throughout winter months, but the average is between -4 to + 5 degrees Celsius (24-42ºF). Skiing, sledding and even theater are popular at this time of year.


Things to do in Boston

Boston Facts

Population636 479
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportGeneral Edward Lawrence Logan Intl, United States (BOS)

Boston average temperatures

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Boston Opera House

The Boston Opera House, located on 539 Washington Street, is mostly known for its ballet and traveling Broadway shows. Its location near the Boston Public Garden makes it a perfect venue to visit when you are looking for both a metropolitan experience and a close connection to nature. While no opera company at the moment is calling the Boston Opera House its home, they still do shows periodically to honor their history. The fantastic Broadway shows more than make up for it though, so make sure to not miss it when you are visiting Boston.

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Boston Marathon

Arguably one of the most famous marathons in the world, The Boston Marathon is one of six marathon majors in the world joining a fine crowd consisting of Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon, London Marathon, New York City Marathon and Tokyo Marathon. The Boston Marathon is the longest running annual marathon event in the world. It is held on the third Monday of April on Patriots' Day and attracts both participants and spectators from all over the world, having set world records for both. The race starts in the small town of Hopkinton and takes you through the state of Massachusetts via Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton and Brookline before finishing at Copley Square in Boston. The marathon did suffer a tragic incident in 2013, but if there is anything that can not be broken it is the spirit of the Boston people, who are even more engaged in the event now than ever. Celebrate Patriots' Day Boston Marathon style by taking part in this great tradition!

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Golf in Boston

There are many great 18 hole courses in an area of 10 kilometers from the city center of Boston. William Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park, Newton Commonwealth Golf Course and Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course are all great public courses that welcomes visitors every day. If you are looking for something more exclusive, there are also a couple of country clubs, for example Country Club Brookline and Oakley Country Club featuring first class facilities. No matter the size of your wallet, you are guaranteed to have a great golfing experience in Boston.

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Water Parks in Boston - A day of water fun at Water Country

Boston doesn’t have any water parks to offer in its city center, but if you have the possibility to drive a little bit outside of it you’ll be happy to know that problem will easily be solved. Choose between Water Country, Water Wizz and Castaway Island. All of them offer a lot of fun and exciting water attractions with something for all ages and tastes. So a day with water fun isn’t far away when you are in Boston!

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Theme Parks in Boston - Roller coasters in pretty Canobie Lake Park

A little bit outside of Boston, about an hour or so, you have the amusement park Canobie Lake Park. Here you will find lots of fun things to fill your day with, have a go at all the classic park rides and if you dare you can try their newer concepts of thrills. While doing all of this you will also have green landscaping surrounding you due to the park’s location by a lake. Swooshing in roller coasters with pretty surroundings sure sounds like a good combination!

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