There is always something to see and do in Boston, from our rich historical landmarks dating back to the American Revolution to our exciting cultural and entertainment venues, Boston is a vibrant, thriving city. That’s why we’re often referred to as the “hub of the universe.”
Renowned for its educational institutions, greater Boston has more than 100 colleges and universities, including Harvard and MIT. Boston is also home to some of the world’s finest research and teaching hospitals.
In Boston, you’ll find champion sports franchises (Go Red Sox!), world-famous museums and art galleries including the MFA and Institute of Contemporary Art, as well as exquisite performing art organizations like the Boston Ballet and Boston Symphony Orchestra. You’ll also discover wonderful shopping and dining options in Boston, including Newbury Street, Faneuil Hall, Copley Place, and Downtown Crossing.
Go sailing, rent a bike or walk along the Charles River which touches parts of Boston and Cambridge. If golf is your thing, swing by the Massachusetts Golf Association. For more information about exploring the great outdoors in and around Boston visit the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Start planning your trip to Boston today with help from the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau!
Rich in cultural attractions, festivals, activities, arts, outdoor recreation, and sightseeing, Massachusetts stretches more than 200 miles from the stunning beaches of Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, to the Berkshire Hills on the border of New York State. Come enjoy our ocean views, our quaint historic villages, and the sophistication of urban Boston. Don’t forget Boston is home to some of the best seafood in the world! To make the most of your trip to the Bay State, visit: Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism.
Discover New England
From the beaches of Maine to the rolling hills of Vermont, there is plenty to see and do in the six-state New England region all within driving distance of Boston. Come Discover New England!