Boston’s rich history and robust list of local attractions brings millions of visitors to the city each year. Thankfully for the residents of Boston, however, you do not have to be a visitor to take advantage of all the sights the city has to offer.
When I have a free day to enjoy Boston, there are a few places I like to visit that never disappointed. These attractions include:
- Freedom Trail
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace
- Museum of Science
- USS Constitution Museum
The Freedom Trail is one of Boston’s most visited attractions. It is a 2.5-mile route marked by brick or a painted red-line that leads you to 16 historically significant sites. The 2-3 hour walk (without frequent stops) covers two and a half centuries of A merica’s history allowing the participant to visit places such as Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House and the Bunker Hill Monument.
The Freedom trail begins at Boston Common and is open year round. It attracts over 4 million people annually, making it the most historic experience in New England. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as this trail can easily last longer than 2-3 hours from start to finish.
The Faneuil Hall Marketplace is made up of four attractions: Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market. When taking in the sights, you can expect to see jugglers, magicians and musicians around the marketplace entertaining passers-by. With a unique array of restaurants and promising shops, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace is not only a central meeting location for many, but it is also a premiere destination that attracts 18 million visitors annually.
The Faneuil Hall Marketplace is located at 1 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109.
Boston’s Museum of Science is located in Science Parkon a plot of land that spans the Charles River. It offers over 700 interactive exhibits and a number of shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium. Additionally, you can expect a number of live presentations throughout the museum daily, such as Lightning!, Science Magic and Live Animal Presentation.
The Museum of Science is located at 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 and is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily.
The USS Constitution was first launched in 1797 and it is one of six ships ordered for construction by George Washington. In 1812, she defeated four British frigates, earning her the nickname “Old Ironside” because rival warship could not penetrate her thick hull with their cannon balls. Prior to being taken from active service in 1855, the USS Constitution was victorious in numerous bloodless battles.
The USS Constitution is located at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA 02129.
When deciding what to explore in Boston, you have a limitless amount of options for visitors of all ages. Be sure to take great pictures and next time you visit Back Bay Dental Care, share your experience with one of our staff.