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What to Do in Boston: 27 Ideas by a Local Travel Blogger

What to do in Boston
Curious what to do in Boston?

Attractions in My Beloved Massachusetts Capital!

I’ve run Around the World “L” Travel Blog for a decade now, and have lived in Boston nearly my whole life (multiple decades!), but it isn’t until THIS article that I am finally, comprehensively answering the question I get so much…

What are the Best Things to Do in Boston, MA? 

So glad you asked! My aim in this compilation is to bring you beyond the cliches of Boston tourism — beyond Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail, Duck Tours, Faneuil Hall, Cheers, and Mike’s Pastry — fun as all those are.

In this article, I will show you some of Boston‘s lesser-discussed attractions — many of them totally FREE — which bring joy. All are easy to walk or take public transport to, which is key, because I do not recommend renting a car or driving in Boston. Now without further ado, I bring you…

Fun Things to Do in Boston

A local Boston travel blogger's advice on what to do in Boston, including free attractions, food, festivals, activities, sightseeing, and fun things to do with kids.

What’s YOUR Favorite Boston Activity?

I will be adding to this list as I document more Boston shenanigans, so which spots on this list have you tried and recommend, and what should be added that is missing? Do share!   

Free things to do in Boston with kids or solo
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Day Trips and Short Getaways Near Boston

Enjoyed Boston and ready to explore the surrounding towns and attractions? Click here for a hefty list of getaways in New England within easy reach from the Massachusetts capital. Have fun!


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Thursday 8th of August 2019

Great! list of blog very informative thanks for sharing

Lillie Marshall

Sunday 11th of August 2019

Thanks Steve!


Wednesday 17th of July 2019

What a great post! This article has made me want to do some of them again with my kids...Thanks for sharing!

Lillie Marshall

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Thanks, Michael! Enjoy re-living the sites with your kids!


Sunday 19th of May 2019

Wow. This looks like an exhaustive guide to Boston. I never knew so much about it… I loved your photos! I would surely want to explore it. Thanks for sharing :)

Lillie Marshall

Monday 20th of May 2019

Thanks for reading and commenting!

Mary Zaxou

Thursday 2nd of May 2019

Such a nice post! Thanks for sharing!

Lillie Marshall

Monday 6th of May 2019

Thanks, Mary!


Wednesday 1st of May 2019

Okay, you've sold Boston as an amazing destination! Your photos really show off the many activities at their finest. :)

Lillie Marshall

Thursday 2nd of May 2019

My job here is done! Hehe.

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