Boston is an amazing city. It’s full of great restaurants, beautiful parks, and historic buildings and sites. While there’s plenty to do while you are there, the list below contains my favorite options.
What to do in Boston:
- Walk through Boston Public Garden and make sure to stop by the Make Way for Ducklings statues!
- If shopping is your activity of choice, the Prudential Center has many stores to explore.
- For the beer lover, check out Harpoon Brewery, Sam Adams, or Trillium.
- Get a drink at the Top of the Hub (located in the Prudential Center). It offers amazing views of the city.
- Walk along the Freedom Trail
- While Fanuel Hall is mainly tourists, it’s still a staple of the city. While you are there cross into Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park – great ocean views!
- Walk down Newbury Street. It’s filled with good restaurants, stores, and brownstones.
- For the sports fanatic, take a tour of Fenway Park – or get tickets to a game!
- If Museums are your go-to activity, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard Museum of Natural History, or the Science Museum. For families, check out the Children’s Museum.
- For history buffs, check out the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House, Old South Meeting House, The Freedom Trail, and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum,
- If you love Italian food, check out the North End (aka Little Italy). Comprised of brick buildings, bakeries, and quaint restaurants, this is sure to satisfy your cravings.
- Walk on the aptly named Harborwalk – a path that follows along piers, harbors, wharfs, and shoreline.
- To get some reprieve from the bustling city, take a short ferry ride to the harbor islands and have a picnic lunch.
- Walk through the South End for a quiet, more reserved experience.
- During the summer, head to the Lawn on D for yard games, a beer tent, and music.
- If you have time and a car, check out some other towns in New England. Here are my recommendations.
For restaurant recommendations, check out my blog post here.
Boston Public Garden
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Boston Public Garden – Make Way for Ducklings
Boston Public Garden