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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“If you like Jazz, the Beehive is a must. The brunch is delicious. Just sit at the bar downstairs for a libation of sound.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Modern Arts and beautiful view of the harbor. It has a great little restaurant looking out to the sea.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Library
“One of the most spectacular libraries in the country. Come be inspired and also check out the new wing and see tapings of NPR!”
  • 124 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“The quintessential Cambridge experience. Life Alive has always been here providing exceptionally fresh and healthy salads, bowls and smoothies. Entirely vegetarian with many vegan offerings, you will find this is a very popular local place for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
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“Tons of events, concerts and of course the Bruins and the Celtics cal this place home. Check out one of the before mentioned before you leave.”
  • 93 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“It is a famous restaurant in Boston. It is on the top of Prudential Center with a good view to see the whole Boston.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a big shopping mall very near by. Lots of chain stores, Apple store, Best Buy, Macy's.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Pier
“The Charles River Esplanade of Boston, Massachusetts, is a state-owned park situated in the Back Bay area of the city, on the south bank of the Charles River Basin. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Harvard Art Museum is not the size of the Museum of Fine Arts or Gardner Museum in Boston (both of which are amazing), but has a very impressive collection, is housed in a gorgeous, recently gut-renovated building, and is large enough that you undoubtedly will be unable to see the whole thing in one visit. There is also currently (through July 28) a special exhibit called The Bauhaus and Harvard that is quite good and showcases the University’s Bauhaus collection, which is the largest in the world outside of Germany.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
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“Folks from all over know if you want the best cannoli, you got to go to Mikes! A local favorite for over 60 years. Enjoy strolling through Little Italy and enjoy some sweet treats.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Wonderful intimate museum with a hand-pulled glass botany exhibit that will blow your mind, minerals exhibited in beautiful wood and glass display cases, a variety of dinosaur, bird and animal exhibits. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Zoo
“This zoo was founded in 1912 and is the largest zoo in Massachusetts with 72 acres and many beautiful animals to see.”
  • 52 locals recommend
General Travel
“This is an awesome way to view the city. With a ride on Boston Duck Tours you will get a tour of the city and enjoy a ride in the water.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Chef Ken Oringer is a 3x James Beard nominee for restauranteur of the year. This is the most NYC in vibe in terms of liveliness and fun. Small plates/tapas focus with delicious food. Great for groups and brunch.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“The Middle East has been an anchor of Central Square for decades. While it sounds like a single venue - it is actually 3 distinct music venues: Middle East Corner (free live music), Middle East Downstairs (larger music venue with covers between $10-20), Middle East Upstairs (more acoustic type acts with small cover).”
  • 79 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Great independent, classic film and documentary choices. A hub for writers, actors, etc. to visit.”
  • 86 locals recommend