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10 Boston Attractions to Visit this Winter
Is this your first time visiting Beantown? Have you prepared your bucket list? If you haven’t or are still working on it, scroll down to find out which Boston attractions you can’t miss!
Boston Common and Boston Public Garden
Before starting the Freedom Trail, take time to explore Boston Common and Boston Public Garden. These two parks are conveniently located across from each other. In summer, hop on a Swan Boat and in winter ice-skate on the frozen pond. Get your nature fix and look for the statue of Make Way for the Ducklings.
Just down the road from Studio Allston is Fenway Park, the famous baseball park home to the Red Sox. Tour the stadium to learn about its rich past. Don’t forget to check out a Fenway pub crawl!
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Located across from each other, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is your one-stop option when you want to try local eats, see some street performances and shop for Beantown goodies. Divided into Quincy Market, North Market and South Market, each one has different vendors that will keep you occupied, and fed, for hours.
New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is home to a giant ocean tank with over 2000 sea creatures! If you’ve ever wanted to explore a coral reef, learn about endangered species or meet and greet harbor seals and green sea turtles. Simons Theatre is currently under renovation but the great unveiling is just around the corner!
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
We’ve talked before about this enchanting piece of Boston. Not only is it one of the most beautiful winter landscapes in Boston, it’s also a superb museum with an exquisite contrasting collection. You can find 19th-century art from masters not far from ancient Roman relics as well as contemporary installations by their artists-in-residence.
Old North Church
To explore even more of Boston’s revolutionary history, visit the Old North Church. Climb its tower to stand where the famed lantern that launched the revolution. When you’re done, walk around North End, Boston’s own Little Italy.
Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is the fifth largest museum in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.
Institute of Contemporary Art
The ICA is the top contemporary art venue in Boston. On any given day, you can see exhibits of up-and-coming artists, legendary creators, visual performers and conceptual art. Its waterfront location on Boston Harbor is picture perfect.
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Museum of Science
The Museum of Science is a science museum and indoor zoo in Boston, Massachusetts, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River.
Nestled in the Mary Baker Eddy Library is The Mapparium. This ambitious project consists of a three-story, stained-glass globe that offers a three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935. The experience is paired with a presentation that follows the journey of ideas through time.