Find Tourism Sites in Boston

Boston has many tourism sites that are great for out-of-towners to get the Boston experience! From historical sites and landmarks on the Freedom Trail, to popular outdoor green spaces, we have some places that are ideal for tourism – so whether you’re here for a day or a week, here are some destinations to check out. We hope you enjoy your stay in Boston!

Best Parks for Tourism

Here are our choices for the best parks for tourism in the Boston area (updated for 2021):

A 221-foot monument in Charlestown erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Walking trails, peaceful ponds, community gardens and a botanical garden.

One of the oldest navy yards and now the site of the U.S.S. Constitution, waterfront views and more.

A public square and green space in Boston’s Back Bay close to many bars and restaurants.

A large park that borders the Charles River with a path for walking and biking and amazing views.

The oldest park in America overlooked by the State House, with plenty of picnic areas, food vendors.

A public garden adjacent to Boston Common with beautiful scenery, and sculptures.

A popular destination for tourists with food trucks, farmers markets and a beer garden.

A historic area that has picnic tables and a seasonal seafood takeout restaurant.

A park located downtown near the North End overlooks the Harbor, and has it’s signature 260 foot trellis.

Located next to the Charles River in Allston, Herter Park has a playground and wading pool for kids, beer garden and amphitheater for live events.

Boston’s largest parks has plenty of areas to explore included wooded paths, scenic views and even a Zoo.

A large sports complex in North Cambridge with an extensive picnic and BBQ area, walking trails, and dog park.

One of Boston’s most iconic views can seen here. There’s also a picnic area and interesting landscaping.

Piers Park offers views of the Boston Harbor and the skyline view of Downtown Boston. It also has a picnic area and play area for kids.

A scenic park in East Cambridge that has views of the Zakim Bridge, Charles River and Downtown Boston. This park also includes a large play area and splash pad.

A large man-made pond in Jamaica Plain with a path for walking and running that circles the pond.

A large arboretum located in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, that includes hiking trails, wildlife, and wonderful scenery.

A park for all seasons includes an area for youth sports, playground, an ice skating rink and one of Boston’s best sledding spots, with a hill overlooking the city.

A popular destination for tourists with food trucks, farmers markets and a beer garden.

A new space for public art located under I-93 in the South End near Downtown, which includes over 20 large murals.

A wildlife sanctuary and dog-friendly park and reservation in North Cambridge with a path for walking and running.

A beautiful and peaceful cemetery and sculpture garden with amazing views of the Boston skyline. Also the site of wildlife.

A large historic park located in Harvard Square with many monuments.

View the entire list of tourism destinations, sites and landmarks in the Boston area, including Brookline and Cambridge.

Looking for a Place to Stay?

Here are our choices for best Inns, Hotels, and B&Bs

While there are many great places to stay when you’re visiting Boston, we recommend three amazing places to consider for your next trip.  Each hotel is located in a different neighborhood in Boston and while bringing a truly unique experience. 

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The Upton

South End

The Upton offers furnished apartments in a classic Boston brownstone in the vibrant South End neighborhood of Boston. Rooms combine the historic charm with modern living, featuring bright, sleek, and carefully furnished apartments, expansive windows, wood floors, and fully equipped kitchens. The building is located within walking distance of the South End’s best restaurants, coffee shops, and local artisan businesses.
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Newbury Guest House

Back Bay

Newbury Guest House is located in the heart of the Back Bay neighborhood, right on the iconic Newbury Street, near many shops and restaurants. The 1882 Victorian brownstone blends with 21st century comfort. There are 35 well-appointed guest rooms with premium bedding, toiletries and high speed Wi-Fi.

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Green Turtle B&B

Charlestown

The Green Turtle offers a unique, luxury B&B experience for its guests. You can choose from staying in a 45-foot yacht, or a houseboat – both with amenities you would find in any B&B. Set in historic Charlestown Navy Yard, the B&B offers an expansive view of the Boston Harbor and is close to many historical sites in the area.
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Irving House

Cambridge

Located on a quiet street within walking distance to the restaurants and shops in Harvard Square, the guesthouse at Irving House offers a variety of cozy rooms for all kinds of travelers. Your stay includes complimentary breakfast and off-street parking. The Irving House is family-owned, and women operated. Amenities include high speed internet access, are HCP accessible and smoke free rooms. Families welcome.