Overview of the Greater Boston Area

Consider these possibilities: On a given day, you could walk Boston’s historic Freedom Trail; walk the Black Heritage Trail; tour the Boston Harbor Islands by boat; listen to chamber music in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum tapestry room; hear a world class symphony orchestra at Symphony Hall; see the street performers at Faneuil Hall; shop the boutiques on Newbury Street; stroll on Boston’s Esplanade; take in a concert at the Hatch Shell; stroll the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), the Institute of Contemporary Art, or even take in the scene at the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA)! You’ll have just as many choices in the evening. In Boston’s restaurant scene you’ll have no trouble finding Afgan, Asian, barbecue, bistro, Brazilian, Cajun, Cambodian, Caribbean, Cuban, Chinese, Dominican, traditional and new American, Ethiopian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Neapolitan, Russian, seafood, Spanish, Steak, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, or Vietnamese. Take in a flick at the Harvard Film Archive, see the Boston Ballet , or check out the local and national music scene at the Middle East .

Getting Away from It All

Still looking for more? Within a three-hour drive of the city, you can find yourself:

Tourism Information:

The Cambridge Office for Tourism
Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau 
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

City and State Government:

The Official City of Boston Website
The Official Home Page for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Children’s Resources:

The Boston Children’s Museum 
Boston Central