Top 5 Events in Boston You Should Not Miss

Top 5 Events in Boston You Should Not Miss

From the stage lights to sports crowds, Boston has something for every traveling visitor. Here are 5 must-see events for your next trip to Boston.

Boston’s four-century history, waterfront location, and rich legacy of arts, culture, and education mean there’s no shortage of things to do in this historic New England city. A few games, events, and shows, however, are musts for Beantown visitors. Get tickets to one — or more — of these attractions to fill your trip with extra-special memories.

New England Patriots fan holds up a 'champs again' sign during an evening game.

1. Cheer for the New England Patriots

Whether you’re a diehard fan or a casual viewer, you can’t deny the New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s rock-star teams. The Patriots have won 15 AFC East titles since 2001 and have gone to the Super Bowl eight times since 2000. If you’re in town during football season, then head to Gillette Stadium to catch the New England Patriots in action. It’s located a short 28 miles outside of Boston.

2. Catch a Boston Celtics Game

The Boston Celtics have earned celebrity status in the NBA. They’re one of the eight original NBA teams and have won the most championships in NBA history — 17 if you’re counting. Larry Bird, K.C. Jones, Reggie Lewis, and JoJo White are just a few of the legends that have taken the Celtics to the top. Catch the team at TD Garden, which is also home turf for the Boston Bruins hockey team.

3. Groove to Blue Man Group

Sure, they play in cities across the U.S., but it’s a special treat to see Blue Man Group perform in a historic theater in the heart of Boston. If you aren’t familiar, Blue Man Group combines music, technology, and comedy into an experience that’s simply electrifying.

The talented blue men — there are actually 70 of them around the country now — have entertained more than 35 million people in 25 countries over the years. What happens when you combine drumming with paint? Or meld two instruments into one? Reserve your seats and find out.

View of Fenway park at dusk with a beautifully manicured baseball field as fans fill the stadium.

4. Tour Historic Fenway Park

Not only are Boston Red Sox games a favorite local pastime, they’re a chance to take in more than a century of baseball history at Fenway Park. During this two-hour tour, a friendly guide takes you to visit the top of the Green Monster wall, to see the Pesky Pole, and to watch the Red Sox players warm up. After the tour, grab a hot dog and settle in to watch the game. A visit to Fenway Park makes for a wonderful family afternoon outing in the heart of Boston.

White street signs on a single pole point to different spots in Boston's North End (Little Italy) against a blue  afternoon sky.

5. Taste Your Way Through Boston Public Market and Little Italy

From lobster rolls and chowder to Dunkin’ Donuts, Boston has a food scene all its own. Eat your heart out on this three-hour tour, starting at Boston Public Market, where you visit with some of the 35 local vendors. Sample one of the lobster rolls, some roasted nuts, and take home a jug of infused maple syrup.

After a chowder lunch, the tour moves to North End, a.k.a. Little Italy. Inhale the mesmerizing smells from the pizzerias, bakeries, and restaurants. You even get to sample delicacies from local bakeries and a salumeria. Hungry yet?

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