John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Dedicated in memory of the nation's 35th President, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is located on a 10-acre park overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The museum shows the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy and hosts numerous special and interactive exhibits. Permanent exhibits include Campaign Trail, Space Program and a special tribute to First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, an exhibit that focuses on her life and fashion. Students and scholars can use the library to research the collection of historic materials that the library offers. The museum is handicap-accessible and easily reached via public transportation.
Norman B. Leventhal Walk to the Sea
Starting at Beacon Hill, where the first settlers built in Boston, the Norman B. Leventhal Walk to the Sea takes tourists on a leisurely stroll through some of the major historical attractions in Boston. Points along the way include the historic banks and insurance companies of the Financial District and the network of gardens that sits over the expressway and is known as Rose Kennedy Greenway. The walking tour ends at Boston's Long Wharf.
Boston is home to several theaters and music venues that have seen some of the best performers in the world. One popular show in Boston is "Shear Madness", a crime comedy play that has been performed more than 12,000 times since the 1990s. The play is performed at Charles Playhouse. It is largely improvised and many people like to see it more than once since it is different each time.
Fameuil Hall Marketplace
Situated in downtown Boston, Fameuil Hall Marketplace features more than 40 food carts and nearly 20 restaurants offering everything from exotic drinks to fresh seafood and gourmet desserts. Small specialty shops also dot the area, selling goods including jewelry, clothing and specialty gifts. Outdoor entertainment is available at the venue during the warmer months. Diners routinely enjoy magicians, musicians and other street performers.
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Located on Boston's waterfront, The Institute of Contemporary Art is home to several programs based on the ideas and issues of today's time and art. The institute has exhibited art by the likes of Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol for more than 65 years. Special exhibits are shown at the art museum throughout the year along with several permanent exhibits. The Institute of Contemporary Art is accessible by public transportation.