Best of Boston

2018 Best Neighborhood Diversion, Charlestown

Charlestown Navy Yard

Historical sites can start to feel humdrum when you live in one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods. Rekindle the romance by exploring this marina and its floating marvels: the 320-year-old U.S.S. Constitution (yes, Old Ironsides herself) and the U.S.S. Cassin Young, the WWII destroyer that survived two kamikaze hits.

First Avenue, Charlestown , 617-242-5601,