7 Things to do in Boston
Boston is one of my favorite cities in the USA, it is charming, with some of the oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods, a clean sprawling harbor, and an irresistible blend of architecture styles. Boston is a photogenic city, rich in history and culture, beautiful to explore by foot, being ranked third most walkable city in the U.S. Its compact downtown area makes it the perfect place to see everything and enjoy the ambiance.
Every time I visit, it manages to take my breath away.
So, what do in Boston:
- Freedom Trail
It is a 2.5 mile long (4km) route that displays 16 of the city’s most historically important sites. You can walk the trail on your own (I have this app that you can download and it gives you a brief description of each place. Freedom Walk Freedom Walk, you can also join one of the tours at The Freedom Trail
- Fenway Park
I’m a Yankees fan (don’t hate me), but as you know Boston is known for being a City of Champions (Bruins, Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, etc), so the Fenway Park should be on your list. The home of Boston Red Sox since 1912. Guided tours are available (9am-5pm) if you can’t find tickets for the game or you go out of season.
- Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Garden was the US’s first public botanic garden built in 1837. If you visit in summer you can enjoy a paddle in one of the lake’s famous Swan Boats. It has beautiful gardens, fountains and monuments. Walk around and enjoy the beautiful ponds and bridges.
- Beacon Hill
This picturesque neighborhood has narrow streets, gorgeous doorways, and unique architecture. Walking through and viewing the brownstones and elegant home fronts, you will feel like you are in London, England. Famous homes have plaques on them. Don’t forget to snap a picture in Beacon and Acorn Street (narrowest street, was once home to artisans). The State House an imposing federal style building topped with an impressive gold leaf covered dome.
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace
This is the place is the birth of American Revolution. Faneuil Hall is easy to visit. Quincy Market buildings have eating places and shops. There are often sidewalk performers and there are also sit-down restaurants. There is always so much activity going on here.
- North End
This is the place to go for Italian Food. Narrow streets, cafes open to the street in summer. Dessert cafes too. The Freedom Trail also passes through here. This neighborhood is really hopping. Great place to walk around. Mike’s Pastry shop is a favorite with tourists and locals.
- Boston Harbor
Walk the Harbor from Rowes Wharf to Long Wharf. Boston harbor is the most beautiful harbor I have seen so far, so picturesque, so photogenic. I made Harbor Walk several times during my stay in Boston and I always enjoyed. There are some busy roaring parts, but also quiet and peaceful ones, so one can always find the right place to stop. I never had enough of amazing sceneries, fresh ocean air and watching harbor life.
Where to stay:
Here you will find a list of hotels where I’ve stayed:
- Hyatt Regency Boston 4* (1 Ave De Lafayette, Boston, MA): If you are looking for a very centrally located hotel in Boston, spacious rooms. I would highly recommend this property and the staff if you are not on a budget. Book here
- Boston Hotel Buckminster 3* (645 Beacon St, Boston, MA): I’ve stayed here several times, it has a good location close to Fenway. There are a lot of places to eat nearby. The room was quiet, cleaned and regular size. The hotel looks better than the pictures display. Book here
3. Hilton Boston Logan Airport 4* (One Hotel Drive, Logan International Airport, Boston, MA): It is beautifully designed. The lobby is just stunning. Rooms are very spacious and have a fantastic panoramic view of Boston Harbor and the skyline of the city. The hotel offers free shuttle which is great. The hotel is an excellent option If you have a flight and want to take advantage to wander around Boston, not just for exploring the city, because it is kind of far from the downtown area, you can always take a cab, uber, train, but it wouldn’t be convenient. Book here
*I’ve also stayed in different places through Airbnb
Have you been to Boston? What activities do you do there?
*This is not a sponsored blog post, all my opinions are my own.