Explore Boston and Its History
Experience some of the best things Boston has to offer
We’ve put together a mix of conventional tourist attractions as well as some of the best kept secrets of this historic city.
Resembling the outside of a dingy convenience store, Bodega is one of the coolest sneaker stores in the northeastern United States, known for its stylish footwear and apparel, but also for the mystery of figuring out how to get into the store. Situated on a quiet residential block, the unassuming storefront looks like a classic, New York City Bodega. But walk to the back, trigger a tile in the floor, and watch the Snapple machine slide away to reveal a trendy retail space filled with some of the most sought-after footwear, designer apparel, and sportswear.
Even if you're not into slick footwear or apparel, just the experience of walking into a convenience store, walking through a vending machine, and entering a super-crisp boutique is well worth the 20-minute ride on the red line.
Address: 6 Clearway St, Boston, MA 02115
Cambridge Rooftop Garden
Located in the middle of Kendall on the rooftop of a parking garage, the Rooftop Garden is a secret oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle.
Whether searching for a romantic place to have a picnic or a quiet escape to read a good book, visiting this hidden gem of tranquility is a must.
Address: 4 Cambridge Ctr, Kendall Square Cambridge, MA 02142
More Conventional Places
Home to more than 75 retail shops, 18 restaurants, and a variety of popular activities like the Skywalk Observatory and Boston Duck Tours, there is always something to do. So whether you’re a shopper, foodie, or adventurist The Shops at Prudential Center has something for you.
Address: 800 Boylston St #131, Boston, MA 02199
Established in 1862, Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in Boston. Known as one of the best seafood restaurants, this establishment has been visited by former Presidents, movie stars, and countless famous patrons across the decades. Voted as one of the top 10 Classic Restaurants in the World by Forbes, a meal at this National Historic Landmark should be on everyone's to-do list.
Address: 41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108
Take part in the famous night that forever changed the course of American History. The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum tells the story of December 16, 1773. Sneak on board with Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty to throw tea overboard from one of two fully restored 18th-Century sailing vessels and be a part of the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution.
Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210