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#1 Fenway Park Fans of America's favorite pastime won't want to miss a game at Fenway Park. Home to the Boston Red Sox, this stadium has been the site of home ... Read more » Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Contributor / Getty Images

#2 Boston Common The grounds of Boston Common started as a cow pasture in the mid-1600s. After a few years, overgrazing became a problem and the area was transformed into a British camp ... Read more » Elena Babakina / Getty Images

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#4 Boston Public Garden Though the Boston Public Garden sits right next to Boston Common, the two are actually quite different. The public garden is newer (established in 1837) and holds the distinction of ... Read more » espiegle / Getty Images

#5 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum After Isabella Stewart Gardner's husband died in 1898, the art enthusiast bought land in Boston's Fenway area to open a museum to display her impressive collection of Italian ... Read more » Olena Shmahalo / Flickr

#6 Museum of Fine Arts If you want to make the most out of the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the oldest art institutions in the country, then you'll need to spend a ... Read more » mizoula / Getty Images

#7 Faneuil Hall Marketplace Four buildings – Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market – constitute Faneuil Hall Marketplace, with the oldest being Faneuil Hall. Built in 1742 and now located on the Freedom Trail ... Read more » gregobagel / Getty Images

#8 Boston Symphony Orchestra Even if you're not a classical music aficionado, you can't miss attending one of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's world-renowned performances at Symphony Hall. The BSO began performing ... Read more » Hiroyuki Ito/Contributor / Getty Images

#9 Museum of Science If you're traveling with young ones in tow, be sure to swing by the Museum of Science. Here, kids can learn about astronomy, earth sciences and anatomy, not to ... Read more » Roman Babakin / Getty Images

#10 Paul Revere House For a glimpse of what life was like in the late 1700s, head to Paul Revere's former residence in the North End. The house, which is situated on the Freedom ... Read more » dosecreative / Getty Images

#11 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Boston is packed with cool outdoor spaces, but this nearly 1½-mile-long series of parks and gardens offers more than most. The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway was established to link Boston ... Read more » Massacusetts Office of Travel & Tourism / Flickr

#12 New England Aquarium Your kids will find plenty to love at the New England Aquarium, starting with the harbor seals that hang out just beyond the ticket booth. Inside, you'll find thousands ... Read more » Yiming Chen / Getty Images

#13 Boston Children's Museum With a giant milk bottle statue at the front of the building, it's hard to miss the Boston Children's Museum. Here, hands-on exhibits present a fun and engaging ... Read more » Barry Winiker / Getty Images

#14 New England Holocaust Memorial Gaze up at the six 54-foot-tall glass towers that comprise the New England Holocaust Memorial, and you're bound to be awestruck. Erected in 1995, each haunting tower is etched ... Read more » Thomas Hawk / Flickr

#15 Old North Church Most people who know anything about American history have heard of Paul Revere's famous midnight ride, when he rode through town to warn people about the arrival of British ... Read more » DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images

#16 Samuel Adams Brewery Despite its location outside of the city center, touring the Samuel Adams Brewery is a must for beer lovers. This brewery location is the smallest of the brand's three ... Read more » jinjian liang / Flickr

# Boston Food Tours Though Boston's food scene used to lag behind other popular vacation locales like New York City and Charleston, the city's sizable immigrant population and influx of new chefs ... Read more » maurizio siani / Getty Images

# Boston Public Library A library isn't always all about books. The main branch of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, which opened in 1895, is so much more, according to recent visitors ... Read more » Adam Hilliker / Flickr

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# John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library A must for any history buffs or fans of our nation's 35th president, this excellent library and museum details the life and times of President John F. Kennedy. Exhibits ... Read more » Jasperdo / Flickr

# USS Constitution History lovers, boat enthusiasts and military aficionados alike can't miss the chance to board the USS Constitution. Docked at the Boston National Historical Park in Charlestown, this historic vessel ... Read more » Richard Niederer / EyeEm / Getty Images

Fenway Park picture in Boston
Boston Common picture in Boston
Freedom Trail picture in Boston
Boston Public Garden picture in Boston
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum picture in Boston
Museum of Fine Arts picture in Boston
Faneuil Hall Marketplace picture in Boston
Boston Symphony Orchestra picture in Boston
Museum of Science picture in Boston
Paul Revere House picture in Boston
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway picture in Boston
New England Aquarium picture in Boston
Boston Children's Museum picture in Boston
New England Holocaust Memorial picture in Boston
Old North Church picture in Boston
Samuel Adams Brewery picture in Boston
Cannoli picture in Boston
Boston Public Library picture in Boston
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum picture in Boston
Bunker Hill Monument picture in Boston
JFK Museum picture in Boston
USS Constitution picture in Boston
Fenway Park picture in Boston
Boston Common picture in Boston
Freedom Trail picture in Boston
Boston Public Garden picture in Boston
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum picture in Boston
Museum of Fine Arts picture in Boston
Faneuil Hall Marketplace picture in Boston
Boston Symphony Orchestra picture in Boston
Museum of Science picture in Boston
Paul Revere House picture in Boston
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway picture in Boston
New England Aquarium picture in Boston
Boston Children's Museum picture in Boston
New England Holocaust Memorial picture in Boston
Old North Church picture in Boston
Samuel Adams Brewery picture in Boston
Cannoli picture in Boston
Boston Public Library picture in Boston
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum picture in Boston
Bunker Hill Monument picture in Boston
JFK Museum picture in Boston
USS Constitution picture in Boston

One of America's most historic ballparks, Fenway overflows with rowdy Red Sox fans and eager baseball enthusiasts during the Major League Baseball season. Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Contributor / Getty Images

Boston Common – the country's first public park – invites visitors in with its kid-friendly amenities and ample space to stroll, play and picnic. Elena Babakina / Getty Images

Stroll along the Freedom Trail to reach quintessential Boston attractions like Old North Church, the Paul Revere House and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. SpVVK / Getty Images

One of Boston Public Garden's most recognizable sights is the George Washington Statue, which was created by Thomas Ball in 1869 and can be found by the park's main Arlington Street entrance. espiegle / Getty Images

One of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's most impressive features is its gardens, which have a variety of seasonal plants and trees. Olena Shmahalo / Flickr

Almost 500,000 works of art reside in the Museum of Fine Arts, including pieces by Velázquez, Degas and Monet. mizoula / Getty Images

Though items sold here can be pricey, stop by Faneuil Hall Marketplace to catch a street performance or take photos of the site's historic buildings. gregobagel / Getty Images

When you're in need of a break from Boston's historic attractions, get dressed to the nines and attend a Boston Symphony Orchestra performance at Symphony Hall. Hiroyuki Ito/Contributor / Getty Images

Engaging exhibits, IMAX films and planetarium shows help budding scientists learn about astronomy, anatomy and earth sciences at the Museum of Science. Roman Babakin / Getty Images

Located about halfway between Old North Church and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, this storied former home of patriot Paul Revere gives history buffs a peek inside 18th-century life. dosecreative / Getty Images

Take a break from gazing at the city's cherished sights along the Freedom Trail to unwind in the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, a 1½-mile-long cluster of parks, gardens and walkways that snakes through several of the city's neighborhoods. Massacusetts Office of Travel & Tourism / Flickr

Sea turtles, penguins and seals are just some of the animals you'll come across at the New England Aquarium. Yiming Chen / Getty Images

Families who don't want to visit any ordinary museum can venture to the Boston Children's Museum. Here, you'll find hands-on activities like bubble making and kids plays. Barry Winiker / Getty Images

It's hard to miss the New England Holocaust Memorial's six towering glass structures as you stroll around downtown Boston. Thomas Hawk / Flickr

You'll find loads of history and New England charm at Old North Church, where Paul Revere famously alerted the city of the British soldiers' arrival. DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images

To get a taste of Boston's brew, make your way to the Samuel Adams Brewery, which offers guided tours of the brewing process along with a complimentary beer sample. jinjian liang / Flickr

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Walking into this Renaissance Revival building is akin to visiting a museum. Adam Hilliker / Flickr

Visitors are greeted by costumed guides at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Courtesy Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Climb up the Bunker Hill Monument for some of the gorgeous views. DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images

A must for any history buffs or fans of our nation's 35th president, this excellent library and museum details the life and times of President John F. Kennedy. Jasperdo / Flickr

Visitors take a tour on the USS Constitution, which reopened in 2017 after extensive renovations. Richard Niederer / EyeEm / Getty Images

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