Boston is a wonderful blend of stylish sophistication and historic New England charm. You can easily uncover the city's past while enjoying its distinctively modern edge.
Year round Boston's calendar is brimming with exceptional musical and theatrical productions and annual performances, new exhibitions and timeless favorites, walking tours or trolley tours, ethnic festivals and festivals of Food & Wine.
A walk through the Public Garden is simply delightful - whether winter or springtime. Boston Harbor offers a multitude of activities from harbor cruises at high noon to romantic sails at sunset, from whale watches out on the ocean to people-watching along the new HarborWalk.
Boston shops and galleries are inviting any time of year whether you're a serious and seasoned shopper, a bona-fide bargain hunter or a whimsical window shopper. You can browse glass-enclosed arcades, meander open-air marketplaces and stroll among independent brownstone boutiques.
There's history to be enjoyed as well as the freshest local seafood. There are pocket-parks, public squares and the Arnold Arboretum to stroll or picnic. There are movies under the stars and star-studded concerts. Enjoy a Boston tradition with a spin or two around the Frog Pond. Children will enjoy cooling off in the fountain during the summer.
Explore the hidden gardens of Beacon Hill, the inner courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the enclosed garden at Trinity Church. Sample award-winning cuisine at four-star restaurants or neighborhood bistros. Sample hand-crafted beers and taste test at Chowderfest.
The country's first public library with more than 6 million volumes is equally a museum masterpiece filled with murals, frescoes, paintings and sculptures. Some might also consider the Hard Rock Café and its memorabilia, a museum.
Up for a little globetrotting? Attend one of many ethnic festivals, take a culinary tour of Boston's Little Italy or Jewish Brookline or enter the vividly colored Mapparium, a stunning 30 foot stained-glass globe.