Home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, this impressive structure is known as one of the world's premier concert halls. Massive chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and replicas of Greek and Roman statues lining the walls gives it a medieval look. The BSO and Pops perform here during winter. They are often joined by celebrity conductors, soloists and singers. Symphony Hall also hosts many visiting orchestras and popular performers.
Formerly known as TD Banknorth Garden and FleetCenter, this cavernous arena is home to Boston's professional basketball and hockey teams. TD Garden has 19,600 seats, 104 executive suites, four promenade suites, 2500 club seats, two full-service restaurants and a private club. It hosts more than 200 events annually, including professional wrestling, concerts, ice shows and graduations. A branch of the Sports Museum of New England is also located here.
This Boston performance venue is an open-air amphitheater that has a seating capacity for 5000 persons. The original venue was located on Fan Pier but was squeezed out due to development projects in that area. Between its relocation and a few name changes, it continues to remain one of the city's most iconic arenas. Summer concerts feature top names in the entertainment business such as the Beach Boys, The Temptations and Donna Summer.
One of the two primary venues within the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), this Harvard Square mainstay is popular for hosting local, national as well as international theatre performances, dance and cabaret acts on a nightly basis. Besides popular productions, the venue offers great opportunities for upcoming performing artists to showcase their talents. Dance and comedy to burlesque and aerial artists, visitors can expect a varied schedule throughout the year. Check website for upcoming events and more.
Tucked away in the South Boston piers, Harpoon Brewery is a blessing for beer lovers everywhere. Many travel considerable distances to sample the handcrafted beer made here. Attend tasting and viewing sessions from Tuesday through Saturday, where you'll get to sample a wide variety of beer and see the entire operation from the brewery platform. Reservations are required for parties of 15 or more. Families are welcome; individuals must be 21 years or older and have ID to taste. The brewery's store sells everything from t-shirts and glasses to beer. For those who would just like to grab a pint without the tour, can visit their beer hall.
Sketch comedy in the style of Saturday Night Live and Second City is performed here by this namesake improvisational group. A favorite among local comedy junkies, performances at this North End venue have an interactive environment where the talented cast brings on something new and fresh each time they hit the stage and audience participation is not only requested, but required.
A downtown Boston highlight since 1994, accomplished and acclaimed chef and tour guide Michele Topor invites guests to explore the rich history of Boston's North End and Chinatown districts. Involved in food since an early age, Topor started her walking tours as an ambulatory addition to her cooking classes. On the North End tour, guests learn about Mediterranean eating customs before delving into practical food shopping, visiting salumerias, greengrocers, enotecas and a 70-year-old coffee and spice shop that still serves patrons today. The Chinatown tour is a bit different, taking travelers through the Chinatown gate to discover an authentic bakery, barbecue restaurant, herbal pharmacy and boba tea shop before sitting down for a guided dim sum tour with a knowledgeable guide. Several skilled docents and maybe even Ms. Topor herself will guide you through a mobile cooking class, showcasing the sights and smells of Boston's best. Tour sizes are very small (the North End tour has spots for 13 people while the Chinatown tour has spots for ten), so book your reservation today!
Know more about the enchanting city of Boston through any one of their sailing expeditions. Boston Harbor Cruises is one of the prominent cruise companies that has offers a variety of exciting marine tours. From whale watches to sightseeing tours that are not only fun and adventurous but also educating as well. Learn from the stories on the 90-minute historical tour of Boston Harbor or on the sunset cruise. Whatever your choice be, you can be assured of embarking an unforgettable journey with Boston Harbor Cruises
This luxury vessel sets sail from Rowes Wharf for daily lunch and dinner cruises. The menu includes choices such as salmon, seafood ravioli, peach-glazed pork tenderloin and braised short ribs while the wine list was curated with the utmost care. A live jazz band entertains you during your meal and plays dance music afterward. From the romantic outside deck, you can enjoy views of the skyline and the harbor island lighthouses. Cruises run year-round.