» Boston Breakers , Support New England's professional women's soccer team. Home games are held on Nickerson Field during the spring and summer months.
Boston Common Visitor Information Kiosk , Boston
This visitor center marks the start of the Freedom Trail.
Attraction type: Tourist/visitor center
» Boston's First Night festivities! Ring in the New Year with many activitites. Don't miss the variety of ice sculptures, performances, and parades.
» Boston University Bridge . When standing on it you're now at the only place in America where, simultaneously, a plane may fly over a car driving over a train traveling over a boat.
» Charles River . Learn to sail. Lessons and rentals are available at the dock near the Longfellow Bridge on the Esplanade. For more information, call 617-523-1038.
» Franklin Park Zoo , Boston
This 72-acre urban zoo was founded in 1911. 20. Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! See these animals and many more at the Franklin Park Zoo. Admission is $7. Call 617-541-LION for more information.
» Harborfest . Celebrate Boston's colonial and maritime heritage. A week of patriotic and fun events, Harborfest takes place on the waterfront in July.
Haymarket , Boston
During daylight hours on Fridays and Saturdays, the Haymarket on Hanover Street, near Boston's North End, is rich with culture and bargains. Visitors who stroll through the crowded alley can spend very little and come home with a full load of fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood sold by local vendors.
Attraction type: Flea/street market
John Hancock Tower , Boston
This striking I.M. Pei edifice, famous for its beauty and infamous for falling glass panes, is Boston's tallest building. After terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the popular 60th-floor observatory was permanently closed due to security concerns.
Attraction type: Architectural building; Landmark/point of interest; Other; Observation deck/tower
» Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge , Boston
» Logan Airport's air traffic control tower is a great place to visit for a breathtaking view. The world's tallest control tower, it rises 280 feet above sea level. Call 617-569-6710 for information.
» New England Aquarium , Boston
The 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank is the centerpiece of the Aquarium, Boston's most visited tourist attraction. . Admission is $13. Consider taking a whale watching tour for a combination fee of $35. Call 617-973-5200 for information
Attraction type: Aquarium; Other
» Patriots' Day , the third Monday in April, cheer on the runners (or run yourself) at the Boston Marathon .
Prudential Building . Enjoy a panoramic view of Boston from the fiftieth floor of the Prudential Building. The Skywalk is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 617-236-3318.
Storrow Drive , Boston
Scenic, but busy road that winds along the Charles River.
Attraction type: Street; Scenic drive
» The Big Dig , Boston
One of the largest engineering undertakings ever, the construction site of submerging I93 into a tunnel through downtown Boston.
Attraction type: Landmark/point of interest
Witness a Civil War reenactment at the Boston Harbor Islands State Park . Call 617-727-7676 for information.