This Venetian palace, which was once home to Gardner, now displays her private collection of European, American and Asian art. The intimate museum features themed rooms packed with more than 2,500 paintings, tapestries, sculptures, decorative arts and rare books. The Palm Courtyard, which undergoes nine dramatic seasonal displays, is a must-see.
Often referred to as the “Cradle of Liberty”, this historic meeting place is still as lively as it was in 1741. The Marketplace offers over 100 stores and artisan pushcarts, street performances and pubs. Grab a snack in Quincy Market’s Colonnade, the largest food Hall in New England, featuring dozens of local and international food options.