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1. Fenway Park

There’s no better way to experience Boston at play than to grab a ticket to a baseball game at Fenway Park. Home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is among the oldest and most beloved ballparks in the country.
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Catch a game or take a tour at one of America’s most historic and beloved ballparks.

2. Boston Common

Boston Common is the place where locals and tourists alike come to picnic, enjoy musical performances and play. It’s also the start of the Freedom Trail, and is often buzzing with eager tourists ready to begin their exploration of Boston’s Revolutionary-era landmarks. But before you hit the trail, don’t forget to spend a little time in this fabulous 50-acre (20-hectare) public park.
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The oldest public park in the United States has been the stage for centuries of drama. These days it’s the perfect place to unwind.

3. Copley Square

Head to the heart of Boston’s upscale Back Bay neighborhood to Copley Square. This small green space surrounded by architectural treasures, some of which date back more than a century, is the perfect place to take a break. In the warmer months, mingle with local families and office workers cooling off by the impressive Copley Square Fountain. Or, time your visit with the bi-weekly farmers’ market, which draws hundreds of foodies.
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Explore some of Boston’s finest buildings, educational and arts institutions, and shopping, or simply find a patch of grass and relax.

4. Harvard University

For a truly educational experience pay a visit to Harvard University, the oldest institute of higher learning in the U.S. Universities don’t come much more prestigious, or prettier, than Harvard. Founded in 1636, it’s one of the “Ivy League” schools. This term refers to a group of eight elite northeastern US universities known for their high academic standards. It was first coined in the 1930s and referred to football competition between older universities, with ivy-covered buildings.
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Walk in the footsteps of presidents and Nobel laureates at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States.

5. Faneuil Hall Marketplace

With a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a favorite shopping spot in Boston, you can browse for souvenirs. Attend a sporting event or visit the notable monuments in this vibrant area.
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With a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a favorite shopping spot in Boston, you can browse for souvenirs. Attend a sporting event or visit the notable monuments in this vibrant area.

6. Salem Witch Museum

Salem Witch Museum is a top museum in Salem with a rich history. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.
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Salem Witch Museum is a top museum in Salem with a rich history. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

7. Boston Harbor

Ever since Boston Harbor was discovered by John Smith of “Pocahontas” fame, it has been at the forefront of this proud city’s identity. A major and somewhat dirty port for centuries, Boston’s harbor had a massive clean-up in the late 20th century. Now you can enjoy its substance and style.
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Adore Boston’s charming working harbor from the waterfront or head out by boat to get to know it more intimately.

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