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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

    • Boat tour

      Skyline from the water
      Its huge harbour is one of Boston’s greatest treasures. It’s worth taking a boat trip in order to admire the city’s skyline. You can choose a themed tour, perhaps a historic one, or dine on board. The Boston Duck Tour provides even more history – on an amphibious landing vehicle from WWII that first travels through the streets and then sets out on the Charles River. If you want more action, opt for the Codzilla high-speed boat. Guaranteed to thrill!
    • New England Aquarium

      Marine animals
      The New England Aquarium offers a fabulous insight into the underwater world. After extensive refurbishments, the main buildings have been rebuilt and the giant legendary ocean tank has been modernised. The exhibition now has more animal species than ever before; from a bubble fish to a black-nose shark, if it lives in the water you’ll find it here. And from March to October, you can go out on a boat for some whale watching. Dolphins inclusive.
      Central Wharf
      Boston, MA 02110
      +1 617 973 5200
    • Skywalk Observatory

      All-round views
      The Skywalk Observatory is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the city. The Observatory is on the 50th floor of the Prudential Center. From here there are 360-degree views of Boston Common, the harbour and over to Cambridge on the other side of the Charles River. Home to America’s oldest university: Harvard.
      800 Boylston Street
      Boston, MA 02199
      +1 617 859 0648
    • Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

      World’s biggest cable-stayed bridge
      One look at this bridge is all it takes to know why the «Discovery Channel» has listed it among the World’s Top 10 Bridges. The two concrete towers echo the tower of the Bunker Hill Monument over the Charles River. As the sun goes down, the cables glow in a spherical dramatic blue. At a height of 185 metres, it is the tallest cable-stayed bridge in the world, and the only asymmetrical bridge in North America. There are fabulous views of it from Charlestown – or you can take the Interstate 93 over it.
      Boston, MA 02114
    • Beacon Hill

      Elegant address
      Beacon Hill is one of the most expensive parts of Boston, and therefore an extremely popular residential area. Beacon Hill lies to the north of Boston Common and Boston Public Garden. Locals call the area to the west of Charles street the «Flat of the Hill». You can see the wealth here. It’s nice and quiet with lovely buildings – and really quite a lot like England. There are also some great little shops and cafés.
      Between Beacon Street and Cambridge Street
      Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108
    • Freedom Trail

      A piece of history
      The Freedom Trail is about 4 km long, and links 16 of Boston’s most significant sights. If you book a tour, a costumed guide will give you a lesson in American history. The highlights of the Freedom Trail are theOld South Meeting House,Paul Revere’s House and the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat. The Trail also takes you through the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a delightful park.
      99 Chauncy Street, Suite 401
      Boston, MA 02111
      +1 617 357 8300
    • Boylston Street

      Famous shopping street
      Boylston Street is one of the major streets that run straight through Boston. All the major shops, restaurants and cafés are found on the stretch between Public Garden andPrudential Center,and the buildings on the street are themselves a sight to behold. This is where you’ll find the big names like F.A.O. Schwarz and Marshalls. It’s definitely worth taking a walk down the street; you’ll get to see something of Boston, and the same time be able to shop to your heart’s desire.
      Boylston Street
      Boston, Back Bay
    • Newbury Street

      Luxury brands and vintage stores
      Luxury labels such as Chanel, Cartier, Versace and Armani are to be found at the head of Newbury Street. A few blocks on, and you'll find Nike, CAP and American Eagle. The street cafés are perfect for a break and refreshment, and it’s also the perfect place if you like rummaging through vintage stores, music stores and inexpensive shoe boutiques. Tower Records and Urban Outfitters are right at the end of the street. And to further the temptation, treat yourself to something delicious from Ben & Jerry’s! Delicious!
      Newbury Street
      Boston, MA
    • Downtown Crossing

      Sightseeing and shopping in one
      Downtown Crossing, Washington Street is just a stone’s throw from Quincy Market. It has all the major department stores such as Macy’s, but also restaurants, souvenir shops and street vendors. A stroll through Downtown Crossing is perfect for combining with a tour of the historic sights in the area.
      101 Arch Street, Suite 160
      Boston, MA 02110
      +1 617 261 0066
    • Louis Boston

      Luxury boutique
      Louis Boston is regarded internationally as one of the loveliest and most unusual fashion stores – there’s no mistaking a Louis Boston outfit. Elegant materials and fabulous cuts are key features of the label. You will also find unique jewellery and stylish accessories. And if you’d also like an item for the home, a scented candle or a special perfume, you will also find just what you’re looking for right here. A fabulous, luxurious boutique. The store is in the building of the New England Museum of National History, which is also well worth a visit.
      60 Northern Avenue
      Boston, MA 02210
      +1 617 262 6100
    • Faneuil Hall Quincy Market

      Hot to shop
      The halls are situated between the harbour and the historic part of Boston. The market square consists of Faneuil Hall, a small market hall, and Quincy Market, three long halls that date back to the 19th century. It's a veritable shopping paradise. The various halls are home to lots of little stores and American brands such as GAP, Urban Outfitters and Victoria’s Secret. There’s also a Christmas store that is open all year round, and the numerous food stalls mean that you’ll never get hungry. There’s entertainment, too, with regular concerts and other events.
      4 South Market Building
      Boston, MA 02109
      +1 617 523 1300
    • Old South Meeting House

      Boston Tea Party
      The Old South Meeting House is one of the country’s most important colonial sites, and it’s right in the middle of Boston. A major historical event took place here: it was the location of the public debate that ultimately led to the Boston Tea Party in 1773. At the time, it was the tallest building in the city and a place of assembly. Today, the Old South Meeting House is a museum and an important point along the Freedom Trail, which links the historic sites of the American fight for independence.
      310 Washington Street (at the intersection of Milk Street)
      Boston, MA 02108
      +1 617 482 6439
    • John F. Kennedy Museum & Library

      The story of a legend
      No one who comes to Boston and is interested in politics should miss this museum. It gives a fascinating insight into the life of the man who was probably the most popular President of the USA. Parts of the White House have been reconstructed here, as has JFK’s desk. From the election campaign to the Cuban Crisis to Kennedy’s assassination, everything is presented here. The museum is also a chronicle of American contemporary history. Well worth a visit – even if it’s not raining!
      Columbia Point
      Boston MA 02125
      +1 617 514 1600
    • Design Museum Boston

      Uniquely creative
      The Design Museum Boston is a «newbie» on New England’s cultural landscape. It’s the first museum in the region to be dedicated exclusively to design. Time to break with tradition; revolution is the inspiration. So the museum has no fixed address. The Design Museum Boston is a decentralised network of physical and virtual exhibits. Whether in a gallery, a shop, a public square or via the Internet, the exhibits can be seen everywhere.
      70 East India Row
      Boston, MA 02110
      +1 888 287 0167
    • Museum of Fine Arts Boston

      Major art collection
      The Museum of Fine Art Boston (MFA) has one of the country’s biggest and best art collections from all over the world. The new section with American art is also impressive. There is also a smaller museum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, with works by Rembrandt, Titian, Veronere and John Singer Sargent. The ambience is no less impressive: a Venetian-style palace. Little concerts also take place on spring and autumn weekends.
      465 Huntington Avenue
      Boston, MA 02115
      +1 617 267 9300


    Whenever I’m in Boston and want some good food at moderate prices, I head for North End. It’s an area where there are lots of different cuisines to choose from, and they’re all affordable. If you’re on foot, take the Kennedy Walkway. It’ll take you over the Highway, an area that has been redeveloped, rejuvenated and landscaped.

    North End Boston

    I recommend «Mike’s Pastry» in Boston’s North End/Little Italy. The bakery is an institution in Boston. Fabulous, creative cakes and pastries – and everything can be ordered online.

    Mike’s Pastry
    300 Hanover Street
    Boston, MA 02113
    +1 617 742 3050

    A tip for visitors to Boston: head north to see enchanting, picturesque villages like Rockport, Gloucester and Newburyport. Just an hour from the city, you can see fabulous beaches, art galleries and unique shops, and enjoy amazing food. You’ll find communities where you can really feel the New England character. The B&Bs in these areas are usually also much cheaper than the hotels in Boston. And they make a delightful change from the city.

    Rockport, Gloucester or Newburyport