City Guide

Boston is a city full of life and surrounded by history.  There are a variety of locations that travelers seek out.  Below are a few of the highly rated attractions.  For a full list, visit:


  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace– Over 70 retailers from restaurants to boutiques call the marketplace home.  This iconic building was created in 1742, and is located in downtown Boston, just steps away from the waterfront.
  • Newbury Street – Eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques and dining.


  • Institute of Contemporary Art – Time Magazine placed the ICA as one of the top ten things to do in Boston. Built in 2006, the ICU’s unique architecture is something to marvel.
  • Harvard Art Museums – Few universities have multiple collections of art. Harvard is home to the Fogg Art Museum, Busch-Reisinger and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.  Not to mention the campus is full of history to take in as you walk around.

Housing and Transportation

The event is located at the Boston Westin Waterfront hotel. Click here to learn more about housing and directions.


  • The Freedom Trail – The 2.5 mile route takes you through much of Boston. There are 16 historically significant sites on the route, including the Paul Revere House, the site of the Boston Massacre, the granary burying ground (where Samuel Adams, John Hancock and others are buried) and others.
  • Cheers Bar – Visitors go out of their way to visit the iconic “Cheers” bar. There are two locations in Boston – one is the original bar, and the other is a replica bar
  • Boston Public Garden – Boston is home to the America’s first public park. The Boston Public Gardens have been putting visitors in awe since 1634.
  • Samuel Adams Brewery – Take a tour of one of the largest breweries in America.

Fine Dining

  • B&G Oysters – Local, fresh seafood in a hip, bar-centered environment.
  • The Bancroft – A highly regarded Boston steak house.
  • Brewer’s Fork – Looking for a great cocktail menu that pairs with a variety of food? You found your place!
  • Alden & Harlow – Home of the “Secret Burger” – regarded as one of the best burgers in the country.
  • L’Espalier – Sophisticated and modern New England-French cuisine.