Boston is a city that is absolutely full of great things to do. Some are well known, some lesser so. Whether you are a Boston native or are visiting the city, here are nine places in Boston that you must see before you die.
1. George's Island
George's Island in Boston Harbor is full of fun. The island is home to Fort Warren, a Civil War-era fort that is both beautiful and haunted. The island offers gorgeous views from the fort over Boston and across the Atlantic. After a short ferry ride to George's Island, you'll feel a world away from the city.
2. Fenway Park, empty
A trip to Fenway is always a joy, and catching a game there is truly magical. However, an empty Fenway can be equally amazing. On a Fenway tour you will learn the history of the park and get up close and personal with all areas - even the monster seats.
3. The Prudential Skywalk
Once you've enjoyed Boston from the sea, enjoy it from the air at the Prudential Skywalk. The 360-degree view from the top of the Prudential Center comes with a self-guided tour that is so detailed that even the most well-versed Boston residents will learn something.
4. The Mapparium
How often do you get to view a globe from the inside? That's exactly what you can do at the Mapparium, a huge stained-glass globe that visitors can walk through. Be sure to pause in the middle and enjoy the whispering chamber, where your voice will come back to you in surround sound.
5. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is amazing, but true Boston art lovers know to head to the Gardner Museum. Not only is the museum stunningly gorgeous, but it is also the site of the largest art heist in history.
6. The "Make Way For Ducklings" Sculpture
"Make Way for Ducklings" is a beloved Boston children's book, and the sculpture of the characters in the Boston Public Gardens will warm your heart no matter how young or old you are.
7. The USS Constitution
A trip to the USS Constitution in Charlestown is like a trip back in time. Walk along the ship and pretend that you are a soldier sailing the high seas - and then be thankful that you don't have to sleep in those tiny hammocks.
8. The Boston Marathon
Ok, it's not a place, but the Boston Marathon HAS to be on everyone's Boston bucket list. Cheering on the runners and talking with the crowds is a powerful and positive experience.
9. The BU Bridge
The Boston University Bridge, which connects Boston and Cambridge, is one of the only places you'll ever see a car passing over a train passing over a boat. And while the bridge isn't much to look at, the beautiful Charles River walkways on either side of it are well worth the trip.
From sports arenas and historic ships to museums and famous book tributes, there’s so much to do and so many place to see in Boston. What’s on your Boston Bucket list?