Destination Guide

Boston

Balancing the quiet reverence of its historical past with the bustling noise of its commercial present, Boston is rich in culture that spans the timeline of America. Enjoy this Massachusetts capital by strolling through the neighborhoods, visiting a few of the numerous colleges in and around the city, or wandering along the Freedom Trail. Each neighborhood that makes up this unique city has its own charm and attractions, so stay for a while and experience them all. Select a destination category from the menu below, or scroll down to find an attraction and nearby La Quinta hotels.

Amusement

New England Aquarium - Boston

Visit a recreated coral reef environment located in the multi-story atrium or stop by the IMAX Theater at one of the first modern aquariums. From there, you can discover sea life which includes penguins, sharks, harbor seals, and sea turtles as you visit the different galleries and exhibits. The aquarium is an exciting way to discover what lives beneath the waves.
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Six Flags New England - Agawam

A fun day trip to take while visiting the Boston area is a visit to Six Flags New England. This exciting park has a Superman roller coaster which is one of the tallest and fastest rides in the Northeast. For the less adventurous, Six Flags also runs a water park nearby.
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Franklin Park Zoo - Boston

Stop by the zoo and see their many animals arranged by natural habitat. You can meander down the Outback Trail or seek out the grasslands at Serengeti Crossing. This is one of the oldest zoos in the country and is well worth a visit.
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Boston Harbor Tours - Boston

When you've seen the city by land and want to venture out to sea, the Boston Harbor Tours can give you a different perspective. This relaxing trip takes a loop around the harbor and ends at an outdoor waterfront bar. For those who want to continue their adventures away from the shore, there are also whale watching trips available.
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Entertainment

Fenway Park - Boston

Catch a game at the oldest major league ball park still in use. Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox, formerly known as the Boston Americans, who have been playing Baseball for over a hundred years. See where Babe Ruth once played and cheer for the stars that call the Park home today.
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Paul Revere's House - Boston

Step back in time with a visit to the house of this famous Bostonian. This historical site offers the chance to meet re-enactors and see what life in the Colonies was like. Here you can explore the grounds and learn more about Revere's historical nighttime ride.
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Boston Common - Boston

Stroll through the oldest park in the country at the Boston Common. Whether you bring a picnic during the summer or your ice skates in the winter, this tranquil site is teeming with activity as well as history.
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Boston Pops Orchestra - Boston

Buy a ticket to Symphony Hall for an evening of entertainment by one of the most famous orchestras in the country. They cover a broad range of musical styles and have recorded many movie soundtracks including Star Wars and Indiana Jones. If you visit Boston for Independence Day the Pops are a must-see staple of the evening�s outdoor entertainment.
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Museums

Boston Museum of Science - Boston

The hands-on displays at the Boston Museum of Science will thrill adults and kids alike. Walk through the Theater of Electricity or sit back in awe at the planetarium. While the permanent exhibits are well worth the trip, this museum has been known to attract world class traveling attractions as well, so be sure to check out what they are currently showing.
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Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum - Boston

See the location of one of the pivotal events leading up to the Revolutionary War at the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum. This museum takes you through the events leading up to this fateful day and explains its impact on Britain's relationship with its Colonies.
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Night Life

Bull and Finch Pub - Boston

What trip to Boston is complete without a trip to the bar from Cheers? This pub was in inspiration for the show and appeared in a number of the shots. While a number of Cheers locations have sprung up in the Boston area, the Bull and Finch Pub is the original.
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Bell in Hand Tavern - Boston

Come here to have a drink or a bite to eat at one of the oldest taverns in the country. But don't let its age fool you, this place is a hip spot with live music most nights and a stocked juke box the rest of the time.
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Kings - Boston

This restaurant and bar is busy long into the night. Both the trendy drinks and comfort food comes highly recommended. Plus, the bowling alley in the back provides even more late night entertainment.
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The Purple Shamrock - Boston

A popular college hangout, the Purple Shamrock boasts a wide variety of bands and DJs for entertainment. This is one of the most popular bars in the area and is often crowded. Be prepared for a cover charge when visiting on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Shopping

Faneuil Hall Marketplace - Boston

Come shop at a market that has been actively setting up stalls for over 250 years. Whether you are looking for unique crafts or want to stop for lunch at the diverse food eatery, this is the perfect stop. Its fantastic shopping and rich history make it the ideal tourist destination.
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Harvard Square - Cambridge

For the shoppers looking for the best Boston has to offer, don't pass up a stroll down Newbury Street. Described as Boston's Rodeo Drive, the shops and boutiques along this stretch are a shopper's dream.
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Prudential Tower - Boston

The Prudential Tower is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Boston and is home to a large urban shopping mall with over 75 stores. This complex offers great shopping opportunities for any budget as well as top notch restaurants.
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Newbury Street - Boston

For the shoppers looking for the best Boston has to offer, don't pass up a stroll down Newbury Street. Described as Boston's Rodeo Drive, the shops and boutiques along this stretch are a shopper's dream.
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