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45 Must See and Do in Boston

Despite the fact that Boston is not the first destination that is usually chosen (especially if it is the first time you travel to the United States) it is one of the most interesting cities to see in the United States.

The capital of Massachusetts is considered one of the best cities in the world for quality of life. And at a tourist level, it offers many things to do. You will not get bored!

In this post I tell you 45 of the best things to see and do in Boston + some travel tips.


1. Start by getting to know the city with a guided tour of Boston

One of the best ways to get to know a new city is by taking a guided tour. Especially when it comes to cities as full of culture and history as Boston. In Boston there are no free tours (as in many other destinations, especially in Europe) but there is a guided tour that will take you through the main monuments, buildings and places of interest in the city. The only "bad" thing is that it is a guided tour in English and if you don't know the language you won't learn anything. If this is your case, don't worry, in this article I'll tell you all the interesting places to see and I'll add a map, so you can explore the city on your own.

2. Stroll through Little Italy in the North End

They say that Boston is the most European city in the United States. I honestly did not see this resemblance, but it is true that in Boston you can find neighborhoods and places with a lot of charm that can remind you in a certain way of places in Europe.

The Little Italy neighborhood in the North End is full of buildings with beautiful architecture and many Italian restaurants. The Italian community was created in the 20th century and is still very present today. Strolling through Little Italy and taking the opportunity to have lunch or dinner in this area is one of the best things to do in Boston.

3. Visit the oldest house to see in Boston

The Paul Revere House is located in North End (Little Italy). It is the oldest house in the city and is popular for being the home of the famous Paul Revere, a famous figure of the independence of the United States.

It is currently a house museum and you can visit the interior. Admission costs about 5 dollars.

4. Old North Church, the oldest church in the city, an essential thing to see in Boston

This church was founded in the year 1723 in the British colonial era. It marked an important moment in the history of the city when in the year 1775, preceding the battles of the American Revolution of Lexington and Concord, the sexton Robert Newman, following the instructions of Paul Revere, hung two lamps in the bell tower warning of the advance of the British towards Lexington and Concord. In addition, the church houses the first two forged in the country. Admission requires voluntary donation.