Things to Do
John F Kennedy Birthplace is one of Things to Do.

1. John F Kennedy Birthplace

7.4
83 Beals St (btwn GIbbs & Harvard), Brookline, MA
Historic Site · Coolidge Corner · 8 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Wednesdays through Sundays, explore the John F. Kennedy birthplace with a guided tour between 9:30 and 3:30, or self-guided after 4:00 (they run about 30 minutes). Open through October; free. Read more.

Downtown Crossing is one of Things to Do.

2. Downtown Crossing

7.4
Washington St. (at Summer St.), Boston, MA
Plaza · Downtown Boston · 38 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Find artisan foods, fine arts, fiber arts, ceramics, glass works, herbal products, jewelry, photography and more at the Summer Street Markets, Wednesdays & Fridays 11-6 through October 26. Read more.

Copley Square Farmer's Market is one of Things to Do.

3. Copley Square Farmer's Market

8.7
139 St. James Ave (Boylston St. and Dartmouth St.), Boston, MA
Farmers Market · Back Bay East · 13 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: This market is open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. between mid-May and mid-November, with vendors from more than two dozen farms, orchards, and bakeries. Read more.

Boston University Fitness & Recreation Center is one of Things to Do.

4. Boston University Fitness & Recreation Center

8.9
915 Commonwealth Ave (btwn Harry Agganis & Buick), Boston, MA
College Gym · Allston · 41 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Members of the University community who purchase a Sailing Card through BU’s FitRec Center can borrow boats or kayaks to enjoy the Charles. You must pass a swim test to get a card. Read more.

The Crosby Whistle Stop is one of Things to Do.

5. The Crosby Whistle Stop

24 Roland St, Charlestown, MA
General Entertainment · Charlestown · 3 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Boston Swing Club hosts social dances every Friday from 9-midnight, usually with beginners’ lessons from 8-9. Admission is $10 on DJ nights and $15-$20 on band nights, and students get a discount. Read more.

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is one of Things to Do.

6. Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

6.8
Brookline, MA
Historic Site · South Brookline · 6 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Frederick Law Olmstead is regarded as the father of American landscape architecture, credited with introducing the notion of “public parks” to the United States. Admission is free; open year-round. Read more.

Boston Public Garden is one of Things to Do.

7. Boston Public Garden

9.6
9 Arlington St (btwn Beacon & Boylston St), Boston, MA
Garden · Beacon Hill · 170 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The Swan Boats in the Public Garden, first launched in 1877, run from mid-April through September 15, and are only $3 for adults. Read more.

MIT Museum (Building N52) is one of Things to Do.

8. MIT Museum (Building N52)

8.1
265 Massachusetts Ave (Front St), Cambridge, MA
Science Museum · 46 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: "Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things" explores the art and innovation behind common objects. The exhibit runs through September 27. Read more.

Harvard Museum of Natural History is one of Things to Do.

9. Harvard Museum of Natural History

9.1
26 Oxford St (btwn Everett & Kirkland Sts.), Cambridge, MA
Science Museum · Aggasiz - Harvard University · 51 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: "The Language of Color" exhibit runs through September 30 & explores how animals use their color: for camouflage, intimidation & mating. Just $10 with your BU ID, check out the zebra striping video! Read more.

Museum of Fine Arts is one of Things to Do.

10. Museum of Fine Arts

9.5
465 Huntington Ave (at Museum Rd), Boston, MA
Art Museum · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 249 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: "Hippie Chic" runs through November 11 and tells the story of how "far out" clothing inspired a global revolution in attitude, sexuality and political participation. Admission is free with your BU ID Read more.

Institute of Contemporary Art is one of Things to Do.

11. Institute of Contemporary Art

8.7
100 Northern Ave (at Seaport Blvd.), Boston, MA
Art Museum · Seaport District · 108 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The work of notable San Francisco graffitist Barry McGee (tag name "Twist") will be on display through September 2. Check it out Thursday nights after 5 pm and admission is free! Read more.

Fenway Park is one of Things to Do.

12. Fenway Park

9.5
4 Yawkey Way (btwn Lansdowne St & Van Ness St), Boston, MA
Baseball Stadium · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 686 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Aside from being home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in America. Take a tour & get a feel for what makes Fenway special. Daily tours take place hourly & are $12 with BU ID Read more.

Photographic Resource Center at Boston University is one of Things to Do.

13. Photographic Resource Center at Boston University

832 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
Art Gallery · Coolidge Corner · 1 tip

BU TodayBU Today: "Exposure 2013" marks the PRC's 18th annual juried exhibition, featuring the work of eight emerging artists. The exhibit runs through July 27 & is free to BU students. A donation of $3 is suggested Read more.

Boston Harbor Cruises is one of Things to Do.

14. Boston Harbor Cruises

8.5
1 Long Wharf (Aquarium Way), Boston, MA
Boat or Ferry · Waterfront · 25 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Take a leisurely afternoon catamaran ride to the feeding grounds of humpback whales and dolphins in Massachusetts Bay. Tours are led by New England Aquarium educators and are $45 for adults. Read more.

BSA Space is one of Things to Do.

15. BSA Space

7.6
290 Congress St Ste 200, Boston, MA
Art Museum · Downtown Boston · 3 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: "Reprogramming the City" shows how global cities are reusing & repurposing existing urban infrastructure. The gallery, free & open to the public, is curated by a BU Alum & runs through September 29 Read more.

Arnold Arboretum is one of Things to Do.

16. Arnold Arboretum

9.4
125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA
Park · Jamaica Hills - Pond · 49 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The Arboretum's 35-piece Japanese Bonsai collection has plants up to 300 years old that were brought to Boston in 1913. Check out the trees resulting from this ancient Japanese tradition at no cost! Read more.

Parkman Bandstand is one of Things to Do.

17. Parkman Bandstand

6.5
Boston, MA
Park · Beacon Hill · 5 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Performances of Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" will run nights through July 28 for free. Featuring several BU alums & professors, this year's performance is dedicated to Mayor & Mrs. Menino. Read more.

Charles River Canoe & Kayak is one of Things to Do.

18. Charles River Canoe & Kayak

1071 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton, MA
Other Great Outdoors · North Allston · 10 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Canoe or kayak on the Charles in style from Brighton to Kendall Square (or the other way around). Your $15/hour single kayak rental includes gear, and no reservations are needed.

19. DCR Hatch Memorial Shell

9.0
1 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA
Music Venue · Beacon Hill · 25 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Get fit for free with the "Healthy, Fit, & Fun" series offering fitness favorites—like Zumba, yoga, & CrossFit—every weekday through the end of August. Read more.

20. Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

Central Burying Ground (Tremont), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Beacon Hill · 1 tip

BU TodayBU Today: Discover murder, revenge & ghastly tales on this 90 minute walking tour through the city's historic & haunted streets. Tours leave nightly at 8 pm, rain or shine. Reservations required, $18 for adults Read more.

USS Constitution Museum is one of Things to Do.

21. USS Constitution Museum

8.4
22 1st Ave. (Charlestown Navy Yard, Bldg 22), Charlestown, MA
History Museum · Thompson Square - Bunker Hill · 20 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The "All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life in 1812" exhibit uses authentic storytelling and hands-on activities to portray the lives of sailors on board the USS Constitution in the War of 1812. Read more.

Downtown Crossing is one of Things to Do.

22. Downtown Crossing

7.4
Washington St. (at Summer St.), Boston, MA
Plaza · Downtown Boston · 38 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Boston's largest outdoor art market boasts arts, crafts, and artisan foods - all original and handmade by local artists. Find the white tents on Wednesdays & Fridays 11 am - 6 pm through September 27. Read more.

New England Aquarium is one of Things to Do.

23. New England Aquarium

8.9
1 Central Wharf (at Old Atlantic Ave), Boston, MA
Aquarium · Waterfront · 220 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: With 140 species living in the aquarium's 200,000 gallon central tank, there's much to see. Visit Myrtle, the 580 pound sea turtle, who is a favorite of Mayor Menino (and us)! $20.95 with your BU ID Read more.

24. Reilly Memorial Recreation Center

355 Chestnut Hill Ave (Beacon St), Brighton, MA
Pool · Brighton · 1 tip

BU TodayBU Today: The pool is open through August 25, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Take the MBTA Green Line B trolley to the Chestnut Hill Avenue stop. Read more.

Francis J. McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool is one of Things to Do.

25. Francis J. McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool

359 Rindge Ave, Cambridge, MA
Pool · North Cambridge · 2 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The pool is open through September 2, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Take the MBTA Red Line to the Alewife stop. Read more.

Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool is one of Things to Do.

26. Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool

6.9
719 Memorial Dr (Pleasant St), Cambridge, MA
Pool · 5 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: The pool is open through August 25, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cross the BU Bridge toward Cambridge and take a left on Memorial Drive. Read more.

BCYF- Mirabella Pool is one of Things to Do.

27. BCYF- Mirabella Pool

7.9
475 Commercial St. (btwn Charter & Foster), Boston, MA
Pool · 6 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: While not free, this spot offers great views of Boston Harbor. The pool is open through early September, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Boston residents pay $10, children under 5 are free. Read more.

Dewey Square is one of Things to Do.

28. Dewey Square

8.3
Atlantic Ave (at Summer St), Boston, MA
Park · Downtown Boston · 10 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: Free croquet, bocce, and baggo games are held each Wednesday through August 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m in Dewey Square Park. No expertise required! Read more.

Christian Science Plaza is one of Things to Do.

29. Christian Science Plaza

8.1
210 Massachusetts Ave (Huntington Avenue & Massachusetts Avenue), Boston, MA
Plaza · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 11 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: "Convergence," an outdoor exhibit takes over the 14-acre plaza through October 31. Presented by the Boston Sculptor's Gallery, over 2 dozen innovative contemporary sculptures are open to the public. Read more.

Museum of Science is one of Things to Do.

30. Museum of Science

9.2
1 Science Park (at Monsignor O'Brien Hwy), Boston, MA
Science Museum · East Cambridge · 171 tips and reviews

BU TodayBU Today: "Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times" is on display through October 20 showing one of the greatest archaeological finds ever - the Dead Sea Scrolls containing the oldest known texts of the Bible.