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Be a Tourist in Your New City

There's plenty to do when you move to a new city, like unpacking, organizing, and finding the grocery stores. Getting to know your new city is also an important task that sometimes gets lost in all of the details or put off until later. But taking a break from packing to become a tourist in your own city is a great way to get to know the area and make a new town feel like home.

Boston is full of museums, theaters, restaurants, and historic spots. We've put together a list of a few must-see places that you can check out as you begin to explore Boston.

The Freedom Trail - The Freedom Trail is one of Boston's top tours and is perfect if you have a whole day to explore. The 2.5-mile trail takes you to some of the most important places in Boston's history, like the State House, Old North Church, and the USS Constitution.

The New England Aquarium - Located on Boston's waterfront, The New England Aquarium's giant tank in the center of the facility shouldn't be missed. After your visit, check out some of the restaurants in the area.

Boston Public Garden - Spend an afternoon strolling  The Boston Public Garden;  the oldest botanical garden in the United States. In the spring, the garden explodes with color and Boston's famous swan boats take visitors for rides in the pond in the center of the park. It's a great place for a picnic or just to relax in the shade.

Fenway Park - Baseball fans and history fans alike will love a visit to the oldest ballpark in the major leagues. If you can't make it to a game, take one of the guided tours offered at  Fenway Park.

Quincy Market - Don't miss this bustling hive of activity. Full of shops, pubs and restaurants, this open-air shopping center has been an important social venue and shopping center since the late 1700s.

Back Bay, Boston. Landmarked Neighborhood

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