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    Boston's oldest cultural institution, Museum of Fine Arts is noted for its collection of French Impressionist paintings, including more works
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    John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library documents the life, career, and story of one of America's most well-known leaders through a col
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    Step back in time almost 200 years to experience maritime history at USS Constitution Museum. Housed in a restored shipyard building at the f
    Tours from $25
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    Designed after a Venetian palace, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is home to the private art collection of its namesake. Gardner bought her f
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    Museum of Science is home to more than 700 interactive exhibits--including simulators that take you through space, the ocean, or the skies. T
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    To stay close to where most of Boston's tourist action is, book a room at one of the many hotels located downtown, near the center of the city and state governments, businesses, and shopping. For a more affordable option, consider a budget-friendly boutique hotel or small bed and breakfast in one of the city's diverse residential neighborhoods. If you plan to stay longer and need a real home away from home, explore Boston's short-term rental options, which include private villas, waterfront lofts, and luxury apartments scattered across the city's historical districts.
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