50 Places to Visit in Boston this Summer

50 places to visit in Boston MA


Are you planning a permanent move to Boston?

Are you thinking of buying a home in Boston or in the cities around Boston?

Looking to experience Boston neighborhoods?

Do you already live in a city or have a home nearby?

Do you have family, children or grandchildren that will be by for a visit?

If so, it’s a good idea to know where the best places in town are to have a little fun, grab a snack, or take in a show.


Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

The MOFA offers art classes and self-guided tours with over 500,000 pieces of artwork on display. Members get in for free. Regular admission is $25 for adults and children under six can get into the Museum for free. Kids between the ages of seven to seventeen can get into the building for free after three in the afternoon and all weekend long. Any other youth admission costs $10. The Museum is open every day of the week.

Museum of Science

1 Museum Of Science Driveway
Boston, MA 02114

The MOS is a must see with a Hands-on Discover Center for younger than school-age children
Covering 130,000 square feet. They also offer:


  • Math Moves

  • Hall of Human Life

  • Science in the Park - an interactive play area

  • Soundstair - musical staircase

Tickets range from $10 to $25 with the ability to add on a person for five or six dollars on the same day visit.

The Paul Revere House

19 N Square
Boston, MA 02113
If you are interested in the history of our country the Paul Revere House should be on your to do list. Offering 300 years of Boston history, it is open year round. It is also the leading destination on the Freedom Trail.

Adult admission is five dollars and children are just one dollar under age seventeen.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

306 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

This Museum was rated the Number Three Best Museum in Boston by ABC News and the Number One Best Patriotic Attraction by USA Today.

Adult admission - $29.95
Children's tickets - $18.00 - under the age of 12
Patriot package admission includes Tea Party Admission and The Old State House for $22
Three-dimensional exhibits with holograms
Throw tea overboard for fun
Movies, tours, and live shows

Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

One of the oldest destinations for kids in America.

$17 ticket prices
One dollar admission on Fridays
More than 50,000 items on exhibit
Three-story climbing adventure
Construction site
Parks and outdoor recreational zones


Boston Public Garden

Boats circle the island from a famous Robert McCloskey book
Swan Boats can relax everyone
In business since 1877
Rides last about 15 minutes
Adult prices are four dollars and children up to age 15 can ride for two dollars and fifty cents

Rose Kennedy Greenway

High Street &, Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a one and a half mile park for those who like to walk and run. The greenway offers a lot of options for summer water fun. Other things to do:


  • Ride the Carousel

  • Enjoy the rooftop garden above the highway

Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail begins at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common and is two and a half miles long and is the perfect place for a historical walk. You can also pick other historical stops along the way to visit.

Storrow Lagoon and the Charles River Basin

4 Copley Plaza Number 4155
Boston, MA 02116

65-acre recreational area
Zip line
Spiderweb tower for little ones
Stoneman Playground and spray deck
Boston Duck Tours

Bike Tours

90-minute tour
Specialty amphibious vehicles
Sometimes the captains let the little ones steer the vehicle


Fenway Park
Frog Pond
Harvard Stadium
Suffolk Downs
Warrior Ice Arena
Agganis Arena
Gillette Stadium
TD Garden


Boston Burger Company
Union Square Donuts
Taza Chocolate Factory
Flour Bakery and Cafe
Zinneken's Waffles Food Truck for a tasty Belgian treat
Paris Creperie
Eataly Boston
Legal Sea Foods
Full Moon
Langham Hotel Chocolate Buffet
Sacco's Bowl Haven
Boston Public Market
Blackbird Donuts


Brooklyn Boulders
The Mary Baker Eddy Library where you can visit the Mapparium
Boston City Hall
The Curious George Store


Christian Science Plaza to see the fountains
Skywalk Observatory
New England Aquarium
Boston Public Library
Harvard Art Museums
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Institute of Contemporary Art
Coolidge Corner Theater
Puppet Showplace Theater
The Family Show at ImprovBoston

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No matter what you are in the mood to do, Boston has a ton of activities for families. When the kids complain there is nothing to do, take out this handy list and find something everyone will enjoy. From food to sports to outdoor attractions, there are plenty of activities for big and small.

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