Boston Scavenger Hunt

Looking for an interesting Boston scavenger hunt? Pick and choose from this list of scavenger hunt clues and activities to do in Boston to create your own unique hunt.


A city scavenger hunt is always a great way to explore a new place. Whether you've just moved to Boston or are visiting Boston for the first time, this is a fun activity to bring along. Complete some or all of the scavenger hunt items - it's really up to you. Happy exploring!

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Ideas for a Fun Boston Scavenger Hunt

  • Visit the Boston Public Library and take a photo in the courtyard

  • Find a local resident and ask them for their top three restaurant recommendations

  • How many windows are on the front of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace building

  • Take a photo of Paul Revere’s grave in the Granary Burial Ground

  • Find a large Sundial

  • Take a photo of the Freedom Trail emblem

  • Dip your feet in the Charles River at the Esplanade

  • Step inside Trinity Church and count the stained glass windows and pick your favorite

  • Take a photo of the Swan Boats in Boston Public Garden

  • Find the planet Mercury outside the Museum of Science

  • Shake hands with a policeman or firefighter

  • Count the number of stairs that lead up to City Hall

  • Cross the Boston Marathon finish line and find the turtle and hare

  • Buy a bowl of clam chowder and take a photo as you eat

  • Visit the Old North Church and take a photo of the steeple where the lanterns were lit to signal to Paul Revere that the British were coming by boat and not on foot

  • Find the Edgar Allen Poe plaque near Boston Common

  • Take a photo of yourself or your group riding on a trolley

  • What is on top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument?

  • Buy yourself a treat as your stroll around Quincy Market

  • Take a photo at Fenway Park

  • Take a photo with a street performer

  • Find the highest spot in the city and take a photo at the top

  • Buy an ice cream cone and people watch somewhere along the Freedom Trail. Imagine what it was like to live here 200+ years ago

Do you live in Boston or visit often? If so, I’d love for you to share your ideas in the comments below to grow this Scavenger Hunt List of places to visit and things to do in Boston.

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