There really is no shortage of things to do in Boston. From exploring world famous universities to strolling around the beautiful Boston Common; the city is packed full of adventure and exploration to suit every type of traveller.
The Freedom Trail is a must to walk while you are visiting the city. This 4km long path through downtown Boston takes you by sixteen of the cities historic landmarks. It starts at the visitor information centre in the Boston Common park where you can pick up a map. The map is marked out by a red painted line along the pathways of Boston and to walk the route is free of charge.
Boston has many museums including the Stewart Gardner Museum, the John F Kennedy Museum, the Boston Fire Museum and more. The city is steeped in rich history and for the history buffs among us, exploring its many museums is a must on your visit.
Although Boston is a very walkable city, seeing it by doing a bus tour is a great way to learn of it’s history and culture. Boston has many options for tourists when it comes to doing one of it’s hop on / hop off bus tours. The tour guides are very knowledge, interactive and fun. We recommend doing a bus tour in the first day or so of your trip so that you can learn the lay of the land. Doing a bus tour will give you a great overview of Boston before you set off exploring by foot. We recommend doing one of the world famous Boston Duck Tours. These tours not only offer excellent value for money but they are unique in their style and are a lot of fun!
Boston has many distinctive neighborhoods, that are a must when you visit. The Back Bay area of the city is known for it’s gourmet restaurants, classic architecture and it’s high end boutiques and salons. Newbury Street, Copely Square, the Public Library and the Prudential Center are all location in this area of Boston. The South End of Boston has emerged as a very popular area and it has not only attracted a diverse blend of young professionals and families but it is also has a vibrant gay and lesbian population. South End is easily noticed by it’s renowned Victorian brownstone buildings and homes and it is a great area for an afternoon stroll. The Boston Waterfront also offers a lot with attractions for all ages. The Bank of America Pavillion and the Harpoon Brewery are located here as are many other exciting Boston excursions. And finally the Boston Common park which sits in the center of the city is perfect for a walk around. The Freedom Trail begins here and the park is rich in history. This park is even more spectacular during the Fall period of the year so make sure to have your camera ready!.
Boston is also home to one of the world’s most famous universities; Harvard University. You can get to the university by a short subway ride and it really is just beautiful to walk around.