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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Boston Common/Public Garden was created in 1634 and has 80 species of plant. There are places for lunch, picnic and beautiful sight seeing.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Garden
“Oldest public garden in America. I love this park specially during the spring season because of it’s very colorful, vibrant and beautiful tulips and flowering trees. Park is well maintained. Friendly squirrels that will follow you for some food , ducks swimming lazyly in the pond and dont forget to ride the swan boats! ”
  • 179 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Science Museum
“The Museum of Science is one of the best tours in the city, showing science not as boring or hard to understand, but fun and interesting by revealing concepts in an interactive way and with practical examples in smart and thoughtful attractions for adults and children.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Historic Site
“offering a variety of shopping, restaurants and street performers there is so much to do in and around the area. Hop on a guided city tour, cross the street to visit the New England Aquarium or walk the Rose Kennedy Greenway. You can spend a whole day in this area. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Aquarium
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“An important point to note is the fact that the New England Aquarium is engaged in the preservation of marine life through a variety of activities: it uses its funding for research, education and awareness, and endangered species conservation programs.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Route
“The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it winds between Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.”
  • 160 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Paul Revere's House and the North Church are must see attractions. Be taken back in time and get a history tour of this American History Icon. Dine in the Italian part of town and end with Mike's Pastries.”
  • 175 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
American Restaurant
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“If you like Jazz, the Beehive is a must. The brunch is delicious. Just sit at the bar downstairs for a libation of sound.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
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“Tons of events, concerts and of course the Bruins and the Celtics cal this place home. Check out one of the before mentioned before you leave.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
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“Folks from all over know if you want the best cannoli, you got to go to Mikes! A local favorite for over 60 years. Enjoy strolling through Little Italy and enjoy some sweet treats.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Museum
“A must see for kids. 3 floors of unlimited fun plus a brand new (free) play ground. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
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“Full of history - explore every corner. This is right at your feet as you step out your door. Take it all in. It's small, walk all the nooks and crannies. Acorn Street, Louisburg Square, Charles Street full of shops. Grab comfortable shoes and your camera. It's lovely.”
  • 58 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences
Seafood Restaurant
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“The raw bar featuring at least a half-dozen impeccably fresh, perfectly shucked oyster varieties from New England harbors plus a couple from the Pacific Northwest, as well as uni, raw clams and seasonal delicacies like stone crab claws.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Let the bartender make you a new creation! just name a few things you like in a drink and let the master mixologists do their thing!”
  • 65 locals recommend
Opera House
“I studied opera. It's one of the things I went to college for. So for me, this place rocks.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Awesome local tradition. Terrific food, casual atmosphere. Mid priced, good home cooking type food. A mix of choices from meats to veggies, salads and soups – American Style. Lovely meals, very inviting and welcoming. Many locals frequent this choice regularly. Awesome local tradition. Terrific food, casual atmosphere. Mid priced, good home cooking type food. A mix of choices from meats to veggies, salads and soups – American Style. Lovely meals, very inviting and welcoming. Many locals frequent this choice regularly. ”
  • 53 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“If you like Jazz, the Beehive is a must. The brunch is delicious. Just sit at the bar downstairs for a libation of sound.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The raw bar featuring at least a half-dozen impeccably fresh, perfectly shucked oyster varieties from New England harbors plus a couple from the Pacific Northwest, as well as uni, raw clams and seasonal delicacies like stone crab claws.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Awesome local tradition. Terrific food, casual atmosphere. Mid priced, good home cooking type food. A mix of choices from meats to veggies, salads and soups – American Style. Lovely meals, very inviting and welcoming. Many locals frequent this choice regularly. Awesome local tradition. Terrific food, casual atmosphere. Mid priced, good home cooking type food. A mix of choices from meats to veggies, salads and soups – American Style. Lovely meals, very inviting and welcoming. Many locals frequent this choice regularly. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bar
“This is the historic Cheers where the upstairs bar was part of the set for the iconic TV show. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Rated as one of the best pizzas in the USA - Regina's is great for dine-in or carry-out”
  • 37 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Hip, tasty and great people watching! Start with a few tapas and wine and your off to a great evening!”
  • 41 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great for dinner and drinks after, pricey place but one of the best in Boston!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Super yummy Chinese food from the same chef who made Flour. Both brunch and dinner are a great bet!”
  • 31 locals recommend

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