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Top Choice Area in Cambridge

Harvard Yard

The geographic heart of Harvard University – where red-brick buildings and leaf-covered paths exude academia – is Harvard Yard.
Top Choice Stadium in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Fenway Park

What is it that makes Fenway Park 'America's Most Beloved Ballpark'? It's not just that it's the home of the Boston Red Sox. Open since 1912, it is the oldest operating baseball park in the country. As such, the par…
Top Choice Sports 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 Choice University in Cambridge

Harvard University

Founded in 1636 to educate men for the ministry, Harvard is America’s oldest college. The original Ivy League school has eight graduates who went on to be US presidents, not to mention dozens of Nobel laureates and …
Top Choice Library in Back Bay

Boston Public Library

Dating from 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 up a…
Top Choice Church in Back Bay

Trinity Church

A masterpiece of American architecture, Trinity Church is the country's ultimate example of Richardsonian Romanesque. The granite exterior, with a massive portico and side cloister, uses sandstone in colorful patter…
Top Choice Sushi in South End & Chinatown

O Ya

Who knew that raw fish could be so exciting? At O Ya, each piece of nigiri or sashimi is dripped with something unexpected but exquisite, from honey truffle sauce to banana pepper mousse. Salmon tataki is topped wit…
Top Choice Notable Building in Beacon Hill & Boston Common

Massachusetts State House

High atop Beacon Hill, Massachusetts’ leaders and legislators attempt to turn their ideas into concrete policies and practices within the State House. John Hancock provided the land (previously part of his cow pastu…
Top Choice Museum in Kenmore Square & Fenway

Museum of Fine Arts

Since 1876, the Museum of Fine Arts has been Boston's premier venue for showcasing art by local, national and international artists. Nowadays the museum's holdings encompass all eras, from the ancient world to conte…
Top Choice Aquarium in Downtown & Waterfront

New England Aquarium

Teeming with sea creatures of all sizes, shapes and colors, this giant fishbowl is the centerpiece of downtown Boston's waterfront. The main attraction is the three-story Giant Ocean Tank, which swirls with thousand…