Top ChoiceSports in Boston

Boston Marathon

One of the country's most prestigious marathons takes runners on a 26.2-mile course ending at Copley Sq on Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts holiday on the third Monday in April.

Top ChoiceBaseball in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

From April to September you can watch the Red Sox play at Fenway Park, the nation’s oldest and most storied ballpark. Unfortunately it is also the most expensive – not that this stops the Fenway faithful from...

Top ChoiceStadium in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Fenway Park

Home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway Park is the oldest operating baseball park in the country. As such, the park has many quirks that make for a unique experience. See them all on a ballpark tour, or...

Top ChoiceUniversity in Cambridge

Harvard University

Harvard University

America's oldest college, Harvard University was founded in 1636 and remains one of the country's most prestigious universities. Alumni of the original Ivy League school include eight US presidents, and dozens of...

Top ChoiceSushi in South End & Chinatown

O Ya

Who knew that raw fish could be so exciting? Here, each piece of nigiri or sashimi is dripped with something unexpected but exquisite, from burgundy truffle sauce to ginger kimchee jus. A fried Kumamoto oyster is...

Top ChoiceArea in Cambridge

Harvard Yard

Harvard University was originally founded here in 1636, and Harvard Yard remains the historic and geographic heart of the university campus. Flanked by its oldest buildings, the yard's main entrance at Johnston...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Back Bay

Saltie Girl

Here's a new concept in dining: the seafood bar. It's a delightfully intimate place to feast on tantalizing dishes that blow away all preconceived notions about seafood. From your traditional Gloucester lobster...

Top ChoiceClassical Music in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Flawless acoustics match the ambitious programs of the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra. From September to April, the BSO performs in the beauteous Symphony Hall, featuring an ornamental high-relief...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek claims to unite farmer, chef and diner in one space – and what a space it is. It serves up the region’s finest oysters, along with other local seafood, in an ethereal new-age setting. The specialty –...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Streetcar Suburbs

Salmagundi

In our humble opinion, every man should own at least one fedora. And if not a fedora, some other fun and functional head-topper. If you are intrigued by this idea, head to Salmagundi, where style mavens Jessen...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Museum of Fine Arts

Founded in 1876, the Museum of Fine Arts is Boston's foremost art museum. The museum covers all parts of the globe and all eras, from the ancient world to contemporary times. The collections are strong in Asian...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Seaport District & South Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art

Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston has become a focal point for contemporary art in the 21st century, with the Institute of Contemporary Art leading the way. The building is a work of art in itself: a glass structure cantilevered over a...

Top ChoiceLibrary in Back Bay

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library

Founded in 1852, the esteemed Boston Public Library lends credence to Boston’s reputation as the 'Athens of America.' The old McKim building is notable for its magnificent facade and exquisite interior art. Pick...

Top ChoiceMuseum in West End & North End

Museum of Science

Museum of Science

This educational playground has more than 600 interactive exhibits. Favorites include the world’s largest lightning-bolt generator, a full-scale space capsule, a world population meter and an impressive dinosaur...

Top ChoiceUniversity in Cambridge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a different perspective on academia. MIT has a proud history of pushing the boundaries, from its innovative architecture and oddball art to its cutting-edge...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Once home to Isabella Stewart Gardner, this splendid palazzo now houses her exquisite collection of art. The museum includes thousands of artistic objects, especially Italian Renaissance and Dutch Golden Age...

Top ChoiceMonument in Charlestown

Bunker Hill Monument

This 220ft granite obelisk monument commemorates the turning-point battle that was fought on the surrounding hillside on June 17, 1775. Ultimately, the Redcoats prevailed, but the victory was bittersweet, as they...

Top ChoiceGardens in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Public Garden

Public Garden

Adjoining Boston Common, the Public Garden is a 24-acre botanical oasis of Victorian flower beds, verdant grass and weeping willow trees shading a tranquil lagoon. The old-fashioned pedal-powered Swan Boats have...

Top ChoicePark in Back Bay

Charles River Esplanade

Charles River Esplanade

The southern bank of the Charles River Basin is an enticing urban escape, with grassy knolls and cooling waterways, all designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. It stretches almost 3 miles along the Boston shore of the...

Top ChoiceCemetery in Cambridge

Mt Auburn Cemetery

This delightful spot at the end of Brattle St is worth the 30-minute walk west from Harvard Square. Developed in 1831, it was the first 'garden cemetery' in the USA. Maps pinpoint the rare botanical specimens and...