Learn about Boston by viewing the official Boston website at, things to do and restaurants and dining recommendations.

Things to Do

Explore the city where the new and the old are in constant conversation, where cobbled-stone streets meet glass-enclosed shopping galleries, where The Freedom Trail landmarks stand beside cutting edge restaurants and renowned performance theatres brush shoulders with trendy nightclubs

Uncover Boston's past while enjoying its distinctively modern edge, enjoy the old masters and the brew masters, pedal-powered swan boat rides or high-speed catamaran whale watches. Shop artisanal markets or chic boutiques. While the afternoon away at a sidewalk café or dine from the popular food trucks found throughout the city. Enjoy star-studded concerts, some under the stars. Take a walking tour or blaze a trail of your own. Stroll the lively waterfront or cruise the historic harbor.

Museums & Attractions

Discover Boston's renowned museums and dynamic attractions. View great works of art, toss tea into Boston Harbor, tour a local brewery, and glide through historic streets in amphibious vehicles.

Boston is particularly fun for kids — The New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Boston Children's Museum are family favorites. History buffs will enjoy The Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum and Museum of African American History. For art lovers, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are iconic institutions with great masters on display.


Boston is bordered by Boston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Its coastal climate tends to be more moderate than inland locations. In July, the average high temperature is 82°F and the average low temperature is 66°F.

Facts and Figures

Time Zone: -5 hours GMT
Language: English
Currency: The U.S. Dollar ($)