The NYT travel section calls Boston a town for science lovers. "If you're the kind of person whose idea of fun is probing the structure of DNA or designing a faster toy bobsled, Boston is an inspiring place to spend a few days." Some places to put on your itinerary are the MIT Museum, the Boston Museum of Science, Massachusetts General Hospital, and various museums of Harvard University.

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