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July 05, 2017

Boston’s Best Experiences: 5 Unique Things To Do In Boston

Boston’s Best Experiences: 5 Unique Things To Do In Boston

Whether you’re moving to Boston or just visiting for the summer, there are lots of unique experiences that should be on your to-do list beyond catching a Red Sox game and shopping on Newbury Street. Here are our top 5 Boston-only experiences that truly can’t be had anywhere else.

Boston’s Bodega is like Narnia for sneakerheads. It looks like an average convenience shop from the outside, but the Snapple machine in the back doubles as a portal to a high-end street clothing store carrying brands like Comme des Garçons and Kanye West’s Yeezy.

Stand inside a giant, three-story stained-glass globe at the Mapparium and learn about its storied history through a complementary exhibit called “The Mapparium: An Inside View,” featuring letters, documents, and artifacts. 

Cool off with ice cream from the 40-foot-tall Hood Milk Bottle, one of the quirkiest tourist attractions in the country. Fun fact: it would take over 58,000 gallons of milk to fill this supersized landmark to the brim.

Visit a one-of-a-kind museum like the Museum of Bad Art, the The Museum of Modern Renaissance, or Harvard’s Warren Anatomical Museum, which houses over 15,000 medical oddities including death masks, surgery kits, and the skull of Phineas Gage.

Learn about the city’s history on a Duck Tour or take a ride on the Public Garden’s famous Swan Boats on a sunny day. The pedal-powered boats are a great way to take in the scenery and chill out.

Prefer to stick with the ordinary? Here are Boston’s best outdoor attractions and, for when you get hungry, the area’s top food trucks.

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