The Freedom Trail: A walk along the two-and-a-half-mile Freedom Trail is one of the best ways to get acquainted with Boston and to efficiently visit the city's bounty of historic landmarks.
Boston Public Garden: located along Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common, is the nation's oldest botanical garden. The famous Swan Boats have returned to Boston Public Garden each spring since they were first invented . When winter arrives, the pond is open to ice skaters.
Sam Adams Brewery: Tour the Sam Adams Brewery in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston for a glimpse at the microbrewery's beer-making process and a sample of the finished product.
New England Aquarium: Once inside, you'll find yourself immersed in a watery world, where you can wave your flippers at cavorting sea lions and press your nose right up against the glass of the poisonous fish tank.
Boston Harbor Islands: Consists of 34 narrow isles scattered in New England's most historic harbor, and you can visit these "hidden" outdoor spaces by boarding seasonal ferries from Quincy and Boston's Long Wharf.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The MFA is one of the largest museums around. An entire day could be spent admiring the works, both ancient and modern, that live within these walls. it hosts many unique events including lectures, music, films, art opportunities, and even cocktail parties.