Boston Quick Guide
Boston prides itself on a long tradition of civic pride and academic excellence. The city's economy is driven by banking and insurance, healthcare, and high technology, including electronics, instruments, computers, office machinery, and communications.
Visitors to Boston will definitely want to walk the Freedom Trail, which includes a visit to 16 historic sites in the city. Another way to get a feel for the city is to pick up a Boston CityPass for easy access to up to six of the city's most popular attractions, or a GoBoston Card, which gives you access to a number of the city's attractions for up to seven days for a single price.
Boston's City Hall is located at One City Hall Plaza. You'll find the mayor's office here, as well as offices for a number of city departments and agencies.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map your driving directions from Back Bay to Cambridge, Beacon Hill, downtown Boston and other popular neighborhoods.
Need a flight to or from Boston? Find a Boston travel agency. Need to get to Logan Airport from Cambridge, the North End or Back Bay? Try these airport transportation services. Need a place to stay? Also find Boston Hotels on TripAdvisor.
Making Boston Your Home
Boston Shopping and Services
Looking for the best bargains and services in Boston? Find Boston department stores, and shopping centers, grocery stores, farmers' markets, or services that including Boston beauty salons and spas, dentists and more in the Boston Yellow Pages.
Where to Go in Boston
Boston is a city steeped in history and tradition. It's also among the trendiest, and provides a wealth of activities to interest nearly everyone.
For history buffs there's the Freedom Trail, a three-mile tour of historic landmarks that begins at Boston Commons. Visit the scene of the Boston Tea Party at the waterfront or cross the Charles River into Cambridge, home of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Things to Do in Boston
Try a new Chinese Restaurant. Or head to Harvard Square and find a new hangout. Boston's varied neighborhoods and mix of cultures make it easy to find new things to do!
If "the play's the thing" or NBA play is more your speed, get your tickets for theater premieres, concerts or action-packed Celtics or Red Sox games.
Popular Boston Attractions
- Boston's Freedom Trail
- Bunker Hill
- Harvard Square
- Newbury Street