The best Outdoor Activities in Boston (Massachusetts)

Omni Parker House
  • Omni Parker House

    Built in 1927, the Omni Parker House is a historic hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The original Parker House Hotel opened on the site on October 8, 1855, making it the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States. Additions and alterations were made to the original building starting only five years after its opening. Between 1866 and 1925, the hotel increased in size with new stories and additions, eventually expanding its footprint over 41,400 square feet of land—the bulk of ...
Boston Garden
  • Boston Garden

    Boston Garden was an arena in Boston, United States. Designed by boxing promoter Tex Rickard, who also built the third iteration of New York's Madison Square Garden, it opened on November 17, 1928 as "Boston Madison Square Garden" (later shortened to just "Boston Garden") and outlived its original namesake by 30 years. It was above North Station, a train station which was originally a hub for the Boston and Maine Railroad and is now a hub for MBTA Commuter Rail ...
TD Garden
  • TD Garden

    TD Garden, often called Boston Garden and "The Garden", is a multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. It is named after its sponsor, TD Bank, a subsidiary of Canada's Toronto-Dominion Bank. It opened in 1995 as a replacement for the original Boston Garden and has been known as Shawmut Center, FleetCenter, and TD Banknorth Garden. The arena is located directly above the MBTA's North Station. TD Garden is the home arena for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the ...
Public Garden (Boston)
  • Public Garden (Boston)

    The Public Garden, also known as Boston Public Garden, is a large park in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, adjacent to Boston Common. It is a part of the Emerald Necklace system of parks, and is bounded by Charles Street and Boston Common to the east, Beacon Street to the north, Arlington Street and Back Bay to the west, and Boylston Street to the south. The Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America.
Boston Common
  • Boston Common

    Tremont St (btwn Beacon & Charles St) Boston, MA 02111 United States
    Boston Common (also known as "the Common") is a central public park in Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the "Boston Commons". Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States.
New England Aquarium
  • New England Aquarium

    1 Central Wharf (at Old Atlantic Ave) Boston, MA 02110 United States
    The Aquarium is a leader in ocean exploration and conservation and a premier visitor attraction in Boston welcoming over 1.3 million visitors yearly.
Legoland Discovery Center Boston
Science Park (MBTA station)
  • Science Park (MBTA station)

    Science Park (signed as Science Park/West End) is an elevated light rail station on the MBTA Green Line, and is located at the Boston end of the Old Charles River Dam at Leverett Circle, near the intersection of Nashua Street and Charles Street (Storrow Drive). The station is located on the Lechmere Viaduct, which connects North Station to the Lechmere terminus of the Green Line. As of 2015, the station is served only by the Green Line "E" Branch, which ...
Boston National Historical Park
  • Boston National Historical Park

    The Boston National Historical Park is an association of sites that showcase Boston's role in the American Revolution. It was designated a national park on October 1, 1974. Seven of the eight sites are connected by the Freedom Trail, a walking tour of downtown Boston. All eight properties are National Historic Landmarks. Five of the sites that make up the park are neither owned nor operated by the National Park Service, and operate through cooperative agreements established upon the park's creation. ...
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
  • Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

    The Boston Park Plaza is a former Statler Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, opened on March 10, 1927, built by hotelier E.M. Statler. A prototype of the grand American hotel, it was called a "city within a city". It was the first hotel in the world to offer in-room radio in every room. Boston Park Plaza is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Armenian Heritage Park
  • Armenian Heritage Park

    Armenian Heritage Park is a memorial park dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide located on Parcel 13 on the Rose Kennedy Greenway between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Park includes an abstract sculpture, split dodecahedron, that sits on a reflecting pool. The abstract sculpture has 24–26 different configurations, which symbolize the dispersion and coming together of immigrants from different shores. The abstract sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 ...
Paul Revere Park
  • Paul Revere Park

    Paul Revere Park is a 5-acre (2.0 ha) park located on the Charles River in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The park was the first park to open along the "Lost Half Mile" of the Charles River as mitigation for the taking of planned parkland for the construction of the Big Dig. The park runs along the Charles River between the Freedom Trail on North Washington Street and the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge. The park features a large oval-shaped lawn, ...
North Point Park (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • North Point Park (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

    North Point Park is an 8.5-acre (3.4 ha) park located on the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts, created as mitigation for the taking of planned parkland for the construction of the Big Dig. The park opened in December 2007. It is part of the "lost half mile" of the Charles River, between the 1910 Charles River Dam, now the site of the Museum of Science and the new Charles River Dam completed in 1978. The park opening was delayed for ...
North End Parks
  • North End Parks

    The North End Parks are a series of parks over the O'Neill Tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts. Designed by landscape architecture firms Crosby, Schlessinger, Smallridge and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, the North End Parks make up the northernmost portion of the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
  • Washington Gardens (Boston)

    Washington Gardens (1814 – ca.1829) was a place of public entertainment and refreshment in early 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts. Also known as Vauxhall, it specialized in fireworks, circuses, musical and theatrical performances, pictorial exhibitions, and the occasional balloonist and necromancer. John H. Schaffer oversaw the enterprise beginning in 1814.
  • Langone Park

    Langone Park is a waterfront park in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1973, it is named for Massachusetts state senator Joseph A. Langone, Jr. and his wife Clementina Langone. The park features a Little League Baseball field, a playground, and three bocce courts. It is located on Commercial Street at the edge of Boston Harbor, immediately to the west of the Andrew P. Puopolo Jr. Athletic Field. The first park at the location, North End Beach (later North ...
Revere Beach
  • Revere Beach

    02151 Revere MA United States
    4 mi from Boston
    Revere Beach Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2001. Its purpose is to continue the heritage of Revere Beach as a nearby retreat for New England families; to preserve the beach’s unique historic and natural assets; to strengthen the beach as an asset to our community by the development of programs and partnerships within the community that further this goal and the overall well-being of our community; to plan and oversee the continued improvement of Revere ...