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Perhaps it is cliché but when you think of Boston, you think Harvard. Visiting Harvard Square and marveling at all those amazing academics that the school has nurtured is a Boston must-do. Not only can you view this respected university but you can see over 300 street performers with their entertaining acts.
Going to the Bunker Hill Monument is also a stop you can't miss. Not only is this memorial impressive but it also provides a challenge, see if you are up to climbing the 294 stairs to the top. The great view once you get to the top will definitely be worth it.
Stroll through Beacon Hills' cobble stone streets for that sensation of going back in time. Once there, take the 45 minute Massachusetts State House tour.
This is the oldest building on Beacon Hill and its architecture has a very unique and stately style. If you are keen on historical sites then pay the Historical Society a visit during your vacation in Beantown. They also hold seminars so be sure to see if there's anything interesting while you're there.
Another interesting Beantown attraction is Boston Public Library; this is the first municipally funded library in the USA. If you love books and history you have to pay this library a visit as you can feel the times gone by engulf you.
This library also provides a free art and architecture tour on Saturdays. If you look carefully you may see the ghosts of the first lenders strolling through the aisles.
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a great place to go as it has the only Mapparium in the world. It has a stained glass globe that is around three stories high. It depicts the map of the world in 1935.
But beware! No one is allowed to take photographs of the Mapparium. Tours at this lovely library are twenty minutes long. Or go for another attraction for the literary junkie at the Harvard book store. Book signings and lectures are available almost daily.
Stargaze at the Coit Observatory. This amazing Boston attraction offers free entry on Wednesday nights but only if the night is clear.
There are many museums that you can visit in Boston such as The Museum of Afro-American History, the Science Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Children's Museum, the Commonwealth Museum and the JFK Museum.
This wide array of museums has something for every person to enjoy no matter their age or culture.
Boston has its own "little Italy" so why not take a ride over to North End and enjoy the Italian experience? Be sure to eat at one of the many delicious Italian restaurants while you're there.
Boston Harborwalk is another lovely area that is a well-known attraction. It is highly recommended for its quaint cafes and because local artists display their work to passersby.
And if you'd rather wait till the sun goes down, Boston also has a rich theatre life. Everything from comedies to musicals are to be found around Beantown.