Boston Marathon & Half Marathon
Boston, MA USA
April 21, 2014

Attractions around Boston

Boston is one of the finest cities to visit in the United States. There is so much to see and do in this city that it can be tough to choose where to go. For visitors that are trying to decide from among the many attractions Boston has to offer, they can follow this guide to the top attractions in the city.

Boston Public Garden
This is the oldest botanical garden in the United States. It is very famous for the beauty of its gardens. It is also popular because of its pond. Visitors enjoy the famous swan-shaped paddle boats during the summer. During the winter the pond is open for ice skating.

Fenway Park
Home to the Major League Baseball team the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is the oldest baseball stadium in the world. The park is one of the most magnificent ballparks to see a game. It is full of history, and visitors will love seeing the towering left field wall known as the "Green Monster."

Museum of Science
This Boston science museum is one of the best in the world. It is packed with more than 400 exhibits, an IMAX theater and a planetarium. This is definitely one of the best places to go for families that are visiting Boston.

New England Aquarium
This is another great spots for families to go while visiting Boston. The sea lion exhibit in particular is a very popular attraction. Many people also get a kick out of seeing the poisonous fish tank. The central tank is four-stories high and holds 200,000 gallons of salt water. It has sharks, eels, sea turtles and even a coral reef.

Sam Adams Brewery
Samuel Adams was a legendary patriot during the American Revolution, but these days he is better known for being the face of the most successful microbrewery in the country. The brewery offers visitors a free tour as well as a chance to sample the brews afterwards.

Boston Harbor Islands
Many visitors to Boston do not realize that there are some amazing outdoors activities located just off the coast. The Boston Harbor Islands are a short ferry ride away from the city. They offer swimming, hiking, camping and some beautiful scenery. There is actually a US National Park located on these islands.

Museum of Fine Arts
This is one of the greatest art museums in the county. It is particularly well-known for its tremendous collection of Monet paintings. It also has a splendid wing called "Art of the Americas," which has more than 53 galleries showcasing art from all over the Americas that date from prehistory to the present day.

This bar was originally known as The Bull & Finch Pub, but changed its name because it was the inspiration for the hit TV show "Cheers." The bar looks just like the bar did on the TV show, which means that fans will really get a kick out of pulling up a stool and downing a few cold ones.