Boston Site Seeing: Top 10 AttractionsBoston is busting at the seams with sights to see! When you visit the colonial city, you'll want to be sure you have plenty of memory for your digital camera, or loads of film if you're a photographic purist! Although there are too many attractions to list, consider this Top 10 list to help you start your Boston travel sightseeing adventure!
Boston's Freedom Trail
You can buy a map near your Boston hotel and hike it on your own, or you can enjoy a guided tour that is full of historical information. If you plan on scrap-booking your Freedom Trail adventure, then a guided tour will offer you the perfect captions to commemorate your photo journal.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
If you decide to walk the Freedom Trail, then you won't miss the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Bustling with activity that is reminiscent of colonial days with a contemporary twist, this historic Boston landmark will offer you plenty of photo ops as well as several great places to grab a bite to eat, a refreshing drink or both.
Let's go Red Sox! Let's go Red Sox! If you're nearby during a game, you'll hear the cheers from outside the stadium. Consider this a must-see, perhaps one of the best Boston family attractions. However, if you have the chance to catch a game at Fenway Park, you should drop the necessary cash and grab a seat! The sights inside the stadium are a true slice of the Boston community, and your trip won't be complete without a priceless photo of the Green Monster.
Cambridge - Harvard and MIT
Located just across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge, MA, houses two of the most prestigious universities in the world. Harvard's grounds during summer and fall months are nothing less than spectacular, while MIT now boasts one of Frank Gehry's latest architectural achievements -- The Ray and Maria Stata Center. Both institutions will offer you more photo opportunities than you can squeeze into a single day!
Boston Harbor Islands
Trekking across the harbor to the Boston Harbor Islands will introduce you to a bit more of the natural beauty that Boston possesses. There are many aquatic activities to participate in, as well as a phenomenal view of the city of Boston. And if you're simply looking to relax, the Harbor Islands qualify as a definitive example of R & R.
Newbury Street Shops, Boston
No sightseeing trip is complete without an anthropological people-watching session! You'll find that the shops on Newbury Street bring out the locals, as well as the international tourists looking for the finest and most unique retail experiences that can be found in the city.
Paul Revere's House
The Revere House is the oldest building in downtown Boston. Truly a national treasure, this building is tangible proof of American history and events that have been passed on through lore and legend. A true revolutionary and a fine gold and silversmith, Paul Revere owned this landmark for 30 years in the late 1700s. If you're looking for some things to do in Boston, make sure to put this landmark on your short list.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Some museums present their art and artifacts in a very sterile manner -- offering mass quantity over quality. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is exactly the opposite. From the gorgeous courtyard to the fine presentation of art, this museum is quite simply one of a kind! Admission prices are very inexpensive, and one could quite literally enjoy an entire day in this serene setting.
Charles River Esplanade
If you're looking to experience some of Boston's most beautiful natural landscapes, you won't need to look much further than the Charles River Esplanade. During the spring, summer and fall months, the Esplanade offers a myriad of colors that present the sightseer with glimpses of scenic perfection.
The Old North Church -- Christ Church, Boston
One if by land, two if by sea. We've all heard the legendary story of Paul Revere's midnight ride. The church bell tower that housed the two famous signal lanterns still stands today, as part of the Christ Church in the city of Boston. It is the oldest church in the city, and thanks to its historical significance, it continues to enjoy a timeless preservation. Every Sunday, you can still find a group coming to the building to worship in Episcopalian tradition.