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Things to Do in Boston

Minutes from Logan International Airport and easily accessible by car and train, Brigham and Women’s Hospital is located in the heart of Boston — one of the oldest and most dynamic cities in the United States. With its historic neighborhoods, abundant parks, vibrant cultural life and diverse population, international visitors often remark upon Boston’s resemblance to a European city.

Boston and its surrounding areas offer fine restaurants, world-renowned museums, upscale shopping, and exciting sports, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Many recreational activities, including biking, sailing, swimming, and golf, may be enjoyed within city limits. Within a few hours drive, visitors may also take pleasure in the beaches of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, the ski slopes and hiking trails of the White Mountains, and the rural and cultural amenities of Tanglewood and the Berkshires.

Museums and Cultural Attractions

  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Children’s Museum
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Museum of Science
  • New England Aquarium

Historic Sites

  • Back Bay
  • Beacon Hill
  • Boston Common
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Freedom Trail
  • North End
  • Paul Revere House
  • Public Garden
  • U.S.S. Constitution

Major Educational Institutions

  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


  • Copley Place
  • Downtown Crossing
  • Newbury Street
  • Prudential Center
  • Quincy Market


  • Boston Red Sox (baseball)
  • Boston Celtics (basketball)
  • Boston Bruins (ice hockey)
  • New England Patriots (football)
  • New England Revolution (soccer)


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