Best Tour in Boston


Boston by Foot


Let’s face it, Boston’s a walking town; buy into a pricey gimmick tour, and you’ll spend half the time stuck in traffic. At Boston By Foot, though, the guides are…Read More

1998 Best Tour, Guide

Ed Gordon

Forget the Ducks. The cultural, historic, and aesthetic richness of this city is in safer hands with the likes of Ed Gordon. He’s an architectural buff who likes showing off...Read More

1996 Best Tour

Boston Duck Tours


Okay, maybe the quacking can get on your nerves, but Boston Duck Tour’s 80-minute trips do everything the others do by land, and then more. In renovated World War II...Read More

1996 Best Tour, Eco-Friendly

Cambridge Kayak Company


Robert Gaston of Cambridge Kayak Company is putting together a sea-kayak trail stretching from northern to southern Massachusetts. Kayaker-friendly bed and breakfasts and waterfront restaurants will welcome weary travelers along...Read More

1996 Best Tour, Harbor

Save the Harbor-Save the Bay


The best opportunity to check out the outer harbor comes but twice a year. This environmental group leads two excellent narrated tours in early September and early may—per their request,...Read More

1996 Best Tour, Stop on the Freedom Trail

Old Ironsides


The USS Constitution is back in the water and fully rigged. The oldest commissioned warship in the United States, Old Ironsides provides not only a fascinating glimpse of a bygone...Read More

1996 Best Tour, Brewery

Boston Brew Company

Jamaica Plain

The headquarters for Samuel Adams Beer offers a tour that is truly informative. You’ll be introduced to the technicalities of hops and barley malt, then get to sample a few...Read More

1996 Best Tour, Market, North End

L’Arte Di Cucinare/Michele Topor


Visit the butcher, the baker, the ravioli maker on a four-hour tour of the insider’s North End led by an expert in Italian culinary arts. Learn to recognize the best...Read More

1992 Best Tour

The number 1 bus

The number 1 bus (Dudley) takes you through a cross section of the Hub from Harvard Yard to Dudley Square, and offers breathtaking views of the Charles Basin. It’s a...Read More

1990 Best Tour

The Boston Women’s Heritage Trail

Walking tour flyer available at the Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau information booth, 147 Tremont Street, on Boston Common. If you don’t know who Margaret Fuller, Myrna Vasquez, Melnea Cass,...Read More

1987 Best Tournament, Site

The Country Club

Where next year’s U.S. Open golf tournament will be held. The course has been lengthened to more than 7,000 yards, making it a true monster...Read More

1986 Best Tourist Attraction

The Freedom Trail

Boston’s three-mile walk through America’s history. Start at the kiosk near the Park Street subway station. Don’t miss the USS Constitution, the Old State House, and the Paul Revere House...Read More

1985 Best Tours

Uncommon Boston

Tours of everything from ice cream parlors and public parks to graveyards and architectural landmarks make learning about Beantown as much fun as it should be...Read More

1981 Best Tourist Attraction, Other than Faneiul Hall Marketplace

John F. Kennedy Library


Sure, it looks like something out of 2001. But to stroll through the interior is to be swept away in nostalgia...Read More

1979 Best Tourist Attraction

Quincy Market

Or the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, as its merchants (particularly those not in the Quincy Market building) prefer it to be characterized. Disneyland for consumers...Read More

    Most Viewed Winners of Arts & Entertainment

    • The Sinclair, 2016 Best Music Venue
    • Boston Ballet, 2016 Best Dance Troupe
    • Palehound, 2016 Best Band

    Most Viewed Winners

    • Ostra, 2016 Best Seafood Restaurant
    • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
    • Yankee Lobster Company, 2012 Best Seafood Restaurant, Casual