Boston – the capital of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, home of Captain America, and a city of firsts. It is one of the most wonderful places on earth, and we cannot possibly congratulate you enough for picking it up for your next visit!
Boston is a city well known for its history, culture, and the feeling of home. It’s a cozy heaven that is explored best on foot. For all its innovative developments and expansions, Boston has not lost its charm of being a beautiful compact city with gorgeous brownstone buildings and picture-perfect parks.
In Boston, every neighborhood is made of a culture of its own. They all have a distinct, unique feeling to each them, and it’s always worth exploring them! Boston has not only great views for your eyes, but it also has a plethora of mind-blowing cuisines that are more than enough to please your palate.
So, if you have decided to explore this wonderful, awe-inspiring city of American greatness and history, here are some absolutely, must-do things on your trip to Boston!
A Walk Along The Freedom Trail
Whatever you do while you are in Boston, do not miss the Freedom Trail! It’s one of the best experiences in Boston.
On this walk, you’ll meet the Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, the USS Constitution, and more. You’ll also learn about Paul Revere’s midnight ride and battles and events that sparked the start of the Revolutionary War.
You could hire a guide for this walk or just follow along the red brick path. And even if you are not that big a fan of history, you can still enjoy yourself strolling through the gorgeous parks on the Trail and having some of the best food you’ll ever have in Boston!
The Boston Museums
It’s no secret that Boston has some of the best museums in the world. From the Museum of Fine Arts to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston has more art, history, and culture than you could ever explore.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try!
If you ask us, our must-visit recommendation for you is the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. It’s on 25 Evans Way and is as unique as each of its art collections. This museum was once the home of an eccentric soul named Isabella Stewart Gardner. Her love and passion for canvas and knowledge had her collect and commission art from all over the world.
In 1903, she gifted her home, still intact with all that she loved, to the government of Boston. Her only condition was that all her collections remain untouched, a promise that was only broken during the most-famous art heist to ever occur.
A Visit to The Boston Public Library
Standing just opposite the majestic Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library holds terrific beauty inside with unique sculptures and murals throughout the hallways. If you ask us, we’d recommend that you walk through the Dartmouth Street doors for a grand entrance. From there, go straight to Bates Hall and then to the Sargent Gallery.
You could also take one of the many daily arts and architectural tours that the library offers to all its visitors. And if you are not up for much walking, you could always just relax in the most stunning courtyard in Boston. Or you could just have a seat in the Map Room Tea Lounge, which has now expanded to include a bar!
Explore “New Boston”
The Seaport District of Boston, popularly known as the New Boston, is a redeveloped stretch of the South Boston waterfront. Almost everything here has been built only in the last 10 years. This district is a wonderful contrast to the historic sites of Boston, located just a couple of steps away!
The Seaport is lined with large, sleek restaurants, bars, and hotels. It has a movie theater, a bowling alley, a marina, and a mix of outdoor pop-up attractions. While you are here, remember to walk along the Boston Harborwalk, which follows the water’s edge for 43 miles straight and is especially gorgeous at the dusk.
Try The Underground Tunnel System
One of the greatest projects ever undertaken, the Big Dig, was worth the wait!
The Big Dig is Boston’s most expensive and historic underground tunnel system project. It was completed in 2007, and since then, the tunnel has been a savior for transit in Boston. But that’s not why we want you to go underground!
Along this great tunnel, there are often art installations, local market vendors, food trucks, and even wine/beer gardens that deserve to be checked out at least once! But ensure to check out what’s happening in the tunnels beforehand as the exhibitions vary throughout the year.
The Big Dig is also a great gateway into Quincy Market, the North End, or the Seaport area. So you could hit two birds with one stone if you plan well!
In The End
These are just a few of the many things that you should not miss while you are in Boston. If possible, we suggest that you ask a Boston localite to take you around. That would truly make for a wonderful trip.
And while a wonderful trip is fantastic, never forget that wonderful also involves having fun. Don’t get too caught up with the must-do lists and forget to enjoy the moments spent in each place.
Have a great and safe trip, and for more guides like this, visit our website!