Explore the past and present in Boston.
As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston mixes a rich history with a wealth of entertaining activities, offering a summer playground filled with options to delight any visitor.
Start thinking about your trip to Boston:
- Art. From the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Gardner Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston's spectacular art scene is second to none.
- History. Visit the Boston Tea Party ships, the Paul Revere House and the Old State House to see and experience Boston's role in the American Revolution.
- Shopping and dining. Stroll through Faneuil Hall Marketplace, featuring more than 40 pushcart eateries and 17 restaurants, or shop on Newberry Street, stopping to peruse some of Boston's most fashionable brands.
- Sports. Catch some baseball with a Red Sox game at the famed Fenway Park.
- Shows. Listen to the sounds of the Boston Symphony Orchestra or take in a performance at the Boston Opera House.
- Outdoor. Walk the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile route that takes you by 16 historically significant sites. Spend the afternoon sitting outside in Boston Common, a 50-acre park at the start of the trail.
In addition to the attractions Boston offers inside its city limits, its proximity to New York City, Washington, D.C. and Cape Cod offers additional options for those looking to vacation before or after AAIC.