This is a somewhat scanty list of the Greatest Things to Do in Boston. It'll be a whirlwind tour as there are so many great places to go and things to do. So jump on the tour bus and let's get going...
Free Boston Historical Tours:
It's difficult to find another town in America to equal the history of Boston, MA. From the colonists early days to the revolutionary war, and then to the many events that have shaped the city and the nation's history there's a lot packed into a small area. The city's past is best experienced in the walking trails winding through its historical sections and neighborhoods.
The most famous of these trails is the 2.5 mile Boston Freedom Trail, a red-line path that takes you to 16 historical sites from Boston Common to Bunker Hill in Charlestown. Pick up a free map and guide at the information kiosk on the Boston Common.
A step away from the Boston Common is the Beacon Hill district - a walker's delight through the cobbled alleyways lined with red-bricked houses and semi-hidden gardens. The Black Heritage Trail offers a journey through the Beacon Hill area, and free maps are available at Abiel Smith School.
Community Boston Events:
We are lucky to have a jam-packed events calendar with a diversity of celebrations from the Italian Feast Days in the North End to the South End's Festival Betances, and the free concerts in the Back Bay and on Boston Common.
Boston Parks and Gardens:
Come April everybody in Boston is ready to get outside and enjoy the warmer months. This can mean eating lunch on a park bench at the Common or jogging through the Esplanade bike path or strolling through the gardens in one of the six parks of the Emerald Necklace.
One of the most popular things to do in Boston though is to visit the Boston Public Gardens just across Charles Street from the Common. The Boston Public Gardens are especially vibrant in the spring when the formal flowers beds are blooming and in the fall when the foliage bursts into passionate life.
Just a short hop away from the City of Boston, across well-known Charles River, you'll find yourself in another world-famous city, Cambridge. Cambridge is home to both the MIT and Harvard campuses. Many tourists visit these campuses to be able to breathe in the history and simply to be able to say they've been there!
Free Tickets to Boston Museums:
Boston has some world class museums and most offer open access on certain days and times. The Boston Public Library system offers free passes to cardholders, which provide access to the Museum of Science and New England Aquarium on the first-come-first-served basis.