Boston like a local: Art & Culture Aficionado
I love Boston's selection of museums, concerts and theaters. Take me inside all things cultural in Boston.
Sure, it makes sense to seek out old churches and places where colonial-era events occurred if you are interested in historic Boston architecture. But a public library? The Boston Public Library is the nation's first free municipal library and a National Historic Landmark. It is a magnificent building filled with murals and sculptures, and tours are available. And get this: The tours are free and no reservations are required.
The Old State House,which dates back to the early 1700s and offers tours to learn about its historical significance as well as its period architecture.
No two shows are ever the same at the Improv Asylum.
Theater and Comedy Whether it's touring productions, original dramas, or Broadway-bound plays,Boston's shear madness stages are abuzz with performances. The Theater District boasts a number of grand and historic, but lovingly maintained theaters such as the Wang and Shubert, which are collectively known as the Citi Performing Arts Center.
If you enjoy dance, see what the Boston Ballet has to offer.
Head to Royale to experience your favorite bands in more intimate settings.
Major acts perform at huge venues such as TD Garden.
If jazz is you thing, you'll be happy to know that it's our thing as well. (After all, Boston is the home of the finest institute of learningdevoted to jazz, Berklee College of Music.) Some of the best areaplaces to catch live jazz are Regattabar, Ryles, and Scullers.