The Best Of Boston
Planning a trip to Boston? If you’re not too sure where to start as far as what to do and when to go, we’ve put the best elements of this cozy city at your fingertips. Boston has beautifully preserved the fabric of its role in American history. Unlike the bright lights and larger than life atmosphere of New York, Boston’s small-city charm lies in the impressive offerings of culture, history, and architecture.
Grab a Go Boston Card that includes entry to multiple attractions. Explore the city on foot or catch a ride on the ‘T’ to get to wherever you want to go. It’s the perfect place to visit if you love history, nature and a great pub scene. So sit back with your pen and paper and your favorite drink and let’s get your trip planned!
History and Architecture – Sights To See
Whether you decide to rent a car and follow your own history map or take a guided tour, history buffs will enjoy visiting Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord.
Cambridge Common, now a public park, is said to be the place where George Washington stood as he gave his first commands to the Continental Army.
Visit the Lexington Battle Green to stand in the place where our brave soldiers faced the English during the Revolutionary War.
There are guided tours that will pick you up from your hotel for a day trip that includes all of the above places. This is a great way to learn about the area’s significant role during both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
Stay Downtown: Omni Parker House
The Pub Scene
While Boston doesn’t have much of a club scene, the pub scene is alive and kicking! For a classic Irish experience, check out Mr.Dooley’s located at 77 Broad Street in the Financial District. Mr. Dooley’s is known for having a good selection of Irish beers, live music, and delicious pub-grub. Another local favorite for the mussels, the Mac & Cheese, and the impressive beer menu would have to be Publick House. They’ve also got a late night menu that serves until almost closing time if you’re out and about and feeling a little peckish.
Fenway Park – Home of the Red Sox
Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, a visit to America’s oldest baseball park built in 1912 is a fun day out. Grab tickets to a game or just take a tour of the stadium if you’re not really a baseball fan. Either way, the surrounding area and atmosphere of this smaller stadium mean you really feel like you are in on the action.
The North End is known as ‘Little Italy’ where you will find a vast selection of bakeries and authentic Italian food to enjoy. You’ll feel like you’re in another world with the narrow laneways that house some of the cities’ oldest and most beautiful buildings. A great start to the day starts with good coffee and a cannoli from either Mike’s, Maria’s or Modern Pastry as you stroll along and ease into your morning.
Stay in The North End: Battery Wharf Hotel
Best Time To Visit
While the autumn may bring cooler temperatures, it’s the prettiest time of the year to visit. Have a picnic or take a walk through the many picturesque parks to enjoy the changing colors of the leaves. With temperatures ranging from the low 70s in September, grab a warm sweater as you head over to the pub in the evening for a comfort food session.
Whatever you decide to do on your visit, Boston’s casual vibe will have you coming back to explore, again and again. As the gateway to the mountains of Vermont and the lighthouses of Cape Cod, you’re on the doorstep of everything that New England has to offer.