There's nothing quite like outdoor entertainment, especially if it's free. Head to to the Esplanade for a series of free concerts from the Boston Landmarks Orchestra or a Shakespeare on the Common performance of Richard III. Shoppers will love Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the high-end boutiques on Newbury Street. For sports fans, catching a Red Sox game at Fenway Park is a must when you're in Boston.
Boston dining is its own destination these days. New restaurants and old favorites cater to every palate and pocketbook. Be sure not to miss Dine Out Boston, formerly Restaurant Week Boston. Sample area restaurants at special prices August 5-10 and 12-17.
North of Boston and on Cape Cod, picturesque beaches are frequented by locals and visitors alike, and the colonial towns hum with the bustle of eager explorers. By land or sea, visitors to Boston will find New England charm as they journey outside the city.