Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Boston
You will not have any challenge finding a way to entertain yourself in this busy, historic city. Boat trips in the harbor, a visit to one of many art museums, a Harvard tour, shopping, dining and when you get thirsty, the Grand Ten Distilling company is a must see.

By Dan Taylor | Jul 28, 2017

You will not have any challenge finding a way to entertain yourself in this busy, historic city. Boat trips in the harbor, a visit to one of many art museums, a Harvard tour, shopping, dining and when you get thirsty, the Grand Ten Distilling company is a must see.

10. Arts Emerson
A 1930s-movie Palace is just one of the three performing spaces available here. Other offerings include Shakespeare staging's, cabarets, French New Wave films and one man or one woman shows.

9. Boston Harbor Islands
At this beautiful location, the oldest lighthouse in the US will be waiting. Tt has served its additional duty as a fort during the civil war. Take a hike, a ferry ride, camp, see a 19th-century baseball game, visit the Long Wharf or enjoy the interactive public art.

8. Boston Public Library
A library may not sound enthralling, but this puppy has been open since 1895 and is filled with both decorative and visual arts. The one hour tour delivers you to see bronze doors compliments of Daniel Chester French and religious murals by John Singer Sargent. You should get college credits for this master art history lesson.

7. Boston Public Market
When we think of public markets, we see ourselves at emporiums or mega yard sales, but we're wrong, at least in this case. Just opened in 2015 with about 30 vendors on site, heirloom vegetables, chocolatiers, coffee roasters, food, a test kitchen with daily demonstrations, yoga classes, and sustainable farming method discussions.

6. Grand Ten Distilling
A bar, tastings, and tours are all terrific ways to spend your afternoon at this city gem. There is an art to crafting quality beer, and here you will learn more about how they manage to coax the very best flavors from grains, ethanol, fruits and spices. You can even rent space for an event of up to 100 people. And in the tasting room, you may be surprised at any of their experimental small batch or single runs.

5. JFK Presidential Museum & Library
Democrats and Republicans alike saw a good deal of value in President Kennedy, and this tribute to his life is right beside beautiful Dorchester Bay where you can while away the hours in wonderful meditation. Explore the many exhibits dedicated to Jackie, White House life, the 1960 election and his illustrious and too short political career. The Honey Fitz, the Kennedy yacht is also on the property for viewing.

4. Mapparium
If you've ever wondered what the political environment was like in 1935, you'll find it here on glass panels in the Christian Science Monitor. Learn about suspended bridges and talk to your friend at the other end of the bridge because the acoustics here are mind boggling.

3. Museum of Fine Arts
They offer four different cafes for some break time here because there is so much to see and do. Everything from pottery created by the Etruscans to Roy Lichtenstein's prints all representing ten millennia of art masters. The newest exhibit debuted in 2010, the Art of Americans allows you to see portraits by Boston-born, John Singer Sargent, Connecticut Valley Furniture, and Paul Revere's silver. This exhibit is bigger than the Guggenheim!

2. Otis House
This location is easy to overlook, but don't; it's a masterpiece by Charles Bullfinch, a famous architect. During this fascinating tour, you'll learn the history of the home, which was originally owned by politician Harrison Gray Otis.

1. South End Open Market
This is a "can't miss" three block display on Harrison Avenue. It offers not only a farmer's market, but food trucks, and artisans. You can pick up souvenir bracelets, postcards locally made and learn about cooking kohlrabi.

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