Things To Do In Boston
While you often hear and read about the historical beauty of Boston, this is a city that has a little something for everyone, including kids, sports fans, and those that love to shop.
Let’s start with the history, though, and one of the best ways to take it all in. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red brick road that passes by most of the major sites. If you are spending time downtown, you will be able to take in Faneuil Hall or the Paul Revere House. Faneuil Hall has been standing since the 1700’s and was originally home to town meetings. In modern times it is used to host debates during the Massachusetts primary elections. Visitors to Boston can take tours of the Paul Revere House which is located in the city’s North End.
Architectural beauty abounds in Boston, with the U.S. Custom house a particular delight. The building is now home to a Marriott hotel, but you should still venture inside to catch a glimpse of the stunning dome-shaped rotunda.
Boston has more than its fair share of museums which will appeal to a wide array of visitors. Among the most popular are the Museum of Fine Arts in Kenmore Square and the Museum of Science, which can be found in the northwest section of downtown Boston. If you are a lover of ancient cultures, you will be sure to get a kick out of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum or the Harvard Museum of Natural History, both of which can be found in neighboring Cambridge. If you are traveling with little ones, they will be sure to enjoy the exhibits on display at the Children’s Museum.
Boston is regarded by many to be one of the most famous sports cities in the U.S. Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox and the Green Monster is perhaps the most iconic baseball stadium in the country. Ride the “T” if you want to visit the park, as well as many of the cities other famous spots. If you want to check out Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots of the NFL and the New England revolution soccer team, you are likely going to have to hop in the car. The stadium sits nearly 30 miles south of downtown Boston.
Be sure to pack your credit card when you take a trip to Boston; the city is home to all manner of designer stores, unique galleries, big name chain stores, and a host of local stores that offer items not found anywhere else. If you are looking for a high-end shopping destination, head to the Back Bay on Newbury Street. Those with tastes that run to the funky would be better suited to the South End.
If you are looking for a wild and crazy night out on the town, Boston may not be the place for you. Public transportation shuts down early, as do the majority of the city bars, but there is still some fun on tap if you want it. The Back Bay and Fenway Park areas are home to some cool pubs and clubs, and there is usually always a crowd gathered at Faneuil Hall, although very few are Boston locals.