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Things to see and do in Boston

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Boston offers a variety of excellent shopping areas in easy-to-reach central locations including Newbury Street, Faneuil Hall, Assembly Row and Prudential Center.

Relive the Kennedy era in this dynamic combination museum and library, where your visit starts with a short film and then leaves you on your own to explore a series of fascinating exhibits, including the Kennedy-Nixon debate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the space program, 1960s campaign paraphernalia and displays about Jacqueline and other Kennedy family members. The striking, I.M. Pei-designed building overlooks the water and the Boston skyline.

JFK Library

The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals — from striped pyjama sharks to giant Pacific octopus to little blue penguins.

They also offer a wide range of exhibits, including the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals.

New England aquarium

Sports has to be a must do whilst you are visiting Boston. Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, Patriots – at least one will be in season at that time, and if no games on then the Fenway Park tour is good fun and there is a sports museum at TD Gardens that covers the history of each of the sports (Ice Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, American football).

Boston sports

The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year round marketplace for locally sourced groceries and specialty agricultural products. The Market houses 40 local farmers, fishers and food entrepreneurs selling items such as farm fresh produce; meat and poultry; eggs; milk and cheese; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; beverages; flowers; and an assortment of specialty foods. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England.

Boston public market

The North End, Boston’s Little Italy, is a maze of narrow streets with some of the city’s oldest buildings. 

Over 100 Italian restaurants, coffeehouses, pastry shops and old-school delis pack the area, especially on lively Hanover Street.

Boston North End