Boston is a city steeped in history and culture and a hub for higher education. From world-class museums to delicious restaurants and walking tours, we’ve compiled a list for you to explore this thriving city!
This is a vibrant and charming market with the most traditional vendors and dishes. Expect artisanal products, delicious pastries, and traditional New England seafood specialties. It’s also a great place to visit if you’re looking for the finest Bostonian goods.
Bunker Hill Monument
The Bunker Hill Monument is a 221-foot-tall obelisk located in the Charlestown neighborhood. It was built to celebrate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was one of the early battles of the American Revolution. The monument was completed in 1842 and made of granite quarried from nearby Quincy, Massachusetts. It’s a short walk from campus and visitors can climb to the top of the monument to enjoy panoramic views over Boston and beyond.
The Freedom Trail is a whole itinerary on its own. It’s a historic pathway that connects the most important attractions (including Mike’s Pastry) in the city in a beautiful way to show Boston’s history. At 4km/2.5 miles long, it can easily be done in a day.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
One of the most famous spots in Boston located in a Venetian-styled palace—it starts with Isabella’s personal art collection, with very famous Rembrandts. The museum was once her home and where a notorious unsolved art heist took place in the early 90s. It’s a great atmosphere with several concerts and events every week.
USS Constitution Museum
The USS Constitution Museum offers a one-of-a-kind experience as the oldest warship still in service. It was launched in 1797 and first used in the 1812 Quasi-War against the French. Its rich history is still conserved, with visitors able to see the military equipment used at the time and experience the boat interactively. Admissions work with a pay-what-you-can fee, so it’s very accessible and can be combined with a walk along the Charlestown Harbor.
Institute of Contemporary Art
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is located in the Seaport District and has a stunning waterfront view and a super immersive art collection. Make sure to combine one of Seaport’s many rooftop restaurants with an afternoon at the museum.
Boston Public Library
Just a 10-min train ride from campus, this is one of the most iconic places in Boston. The library is famous because it was the first free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, and the first to have a branch library. Within its walls and books, you can breathe the history and understand the legacy that this place upholds. A great place if you’re looking for silence, concentration, and inspiration.
New England Aquarium
Providing visitors with a peek at the magic of the ocean, it’s home to a stunning array of marine life. It also offers interactive experiences, exhibitions, and an IMAX movie theater.
Newbury Street is a neighborhood located in the heart of Boston. There are so many stores, restaurants, and cute pop-up shops along the entire street and nearby. Walking down Newbury Street, you’ll see a beautiful display of impressive architecture as well as some very stylish people.
The most convenient beach to get to by train in the Boston area. Revere Beach blossoms over the summer. People gather for summer activities and swimming for those that can take the cold Atlantic water. It was one of the first public beaches in the US.
Museum of Science
Across the street from the Hult campus, the Museum of Science is a dynamic and immersive place for all ages and an important part of the local community. It has several events, workshops, and lectures. The planetarium is a must-visit, with tickets costing 10 USD.
The Boston version of Central Park, this is the oldest park in the country and a peaceful escape for those working in the downtown area. There’s something here for all seasons, from beautiful gardens in the summer to ice skating on the pond in winter. Many events, concerts, and food stands are hosted here all year round.