The Atlas Obscura Guide To Boston
110 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Boston, Massachusetts
Updated December 26, 2022
Unusual Attractions in Boston
Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Boston
Plan Your Trip
Unforgettable Experiences Nearby
From ghosts and gravestones to the Freedom Trail and Boston Tea Party.Discover Experiences
Atlas Obscura Itineraries
12 Places in Massachusetts Where Literature Comes to Life
Massachusetts is a lit-lover's paradise. From landscapes that have moved writers to wax poetic about beans to story-inspired sculpture parks and shops stacked with volumes new and old, the Bay State would also be aptly named the Book State. Here are 12 places to celebrate writers or the places that inspired them. As the pandemic continues, we hope this virtual trip helps you explore America’s wonders. If you do choose to venture out, please follow all guidelines, maintain social distance, and wear a mask.
Stories About Boston
How 'The Secret History' Conjures Haunting New England Winters
Podcast: The Theater of Electricity
Podcast: Bell Ringing of Old North Church
Will Plans for Boston's Long Island Erase Its Indigenous Past?
How Historians of Modern Tattooing Explore a Long-Hidden Past
For Sale: Boston’s Skinny Spite House
Podcast: Harvard Bridge Smoots
Lists Featuring Boston
13 Marvelous Maps That Go Way Beyond Paper
Charting the world's most intriguing out-of-the-box cartography.
Including Madaba Mosaic Map, Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche, and Mapparium