Boston is truly a great city and I have been lucky enough to have visited multiple times (most recently for St. Patrick’s day weekend!) The following is my Top 10 things to do in Boston, though there are plenty more amazing things to do and see in Beantown
See the Red Sox play at Fenway Park – even if your heart belongs to another baseball team (mine is split between the San Francisco Giants and the Red Sox), the experience at Fenway, the oldest baseball park in the US is amazing. You can still sit in some of the original seats and the park is like a museum in itself!
Take a ferry to Salem – The ferry ride to Salem is fantastic with great views of Boston as you are leaving the harbor. The city has much history, being a former Native American village, then the main trade port in Massachusetts and many know the history of the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Although I don’t recommend the witch museum (it’s cheesy), take a stroll through the cemetery and around the town and have dinner or drinks in the harbor at Rockmore restaurant, where you can only get to by boat!
Have a vintage cocktail at Drink – this place is great! They have vintage themed outfits and you walk down into it like a speakeasy. You don’t just order a gin and tonic, or your favorite drink – you tell them what flavors or essences you would like (i.e. mine was “citrus, gin and yum yums”) and they create a personal concoction for you! Their fries are also amazing
- Walk the Freedom Trail – I love this because it combines exercise and 16 historical points in Boston throughout a 2.5 mile walk. You see much more than driving and Boston has such a rich history! Imagine being in Paul Revere’s home!
- Go Kayaking – One of my favorite memories spent in the Boston area was going kayaking at Cochituate State Park where they have kayak, boat and canoe rentals as well as beaches.
- Take a stroll through the Public Gardens – admire the flowers, statues, swan lake, carousel, really, you could spend an entire day here, weather permitting. An interesting fact – The Boston Public Gardens are the oldest unmarked cemetery in the US!
- Eat and have a make-it-yourself Bloody Mary at Liberty Hotel’s Clink – A little bit of a splurge, but worth it. Their Bloody Mary bar has 20+ hot sauces, different types of tomato juice and salts, shrimp, cucumber, jalapeno, and of course olives and celery – yum!
- Check out the North End – Boston’s little Italy boast amazing gelato, cannolis, fresh pasta and great festivals (i.e. Saint Anthony’s) Have a cappuccino at an outdoor cafe and people watch
People watch on the Charles River – weather permitting of course, the Esplanade is a great place to people watch and simply enjoy the beautiful view
- Tour Cambridge – And and extra for good luck and because I could really go on and on about Boston – not only is the infamous and beautiful Hahvud (Harvard) located here, but this neighborhood is great to walk around, shop, eat at a cafe, etc
Enjoy your trip to Bahstun!