If Boston locals and tourists can agree on one thing, it’s that Beantown is one of the best cities in the world. Even those who live in the city year-round can admit to enjoying the history, sports culture, and delicious foods of Boston. If you haven’t been to Boston yet, here’s why you need to add it to your itinerary!
Historic Sites Galore
Boston is a hub for American historical sites. The American Revolution started right here in Boston at the Boston Tea Party. Taking a tour of the freedom trail allows you to visit the site of the Boston Massacre, the Paul Revere House, the USS Constitution & more all in one afternoon. Boston is also home to the Bunker Hill Monument, Washington’s Headquarters, and various historical burial grounds. Whether you’re a US history buff or know very little on the topic, there are plenty of tours available to make sure you see the city’s historical highlights!
Delicious Food Options
Boston is home to a diverse selection of dining options. The North End offers authentic Italian cuisine, including the renowned cannoli selection at Mike’s Pastry. Chinatown is within walking distance from the North End or Downtown! The famous Faneuil Hall is the largest food haul you will find throughout New England and beyond. This spot also offers shopping, as well as entertainment & dining specials throughout the seasons.
Boston Sports Culture
Did you know Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in America? Stop by for a game and a Fenway Frank if you’re in the city during baseball season. Grab a seat on the Green Monster and don’t forget the words to Sweet Caroline! The Boston Marathon Finish Line on Boylston Street is another site to see year-round. The marathon began all the way back in 1897, but the yearly event brings the city together with pride more than ever since the 2013 attack that created the unity phrase, “Boston Strong.”
Boston has a striking combination of classic architecture and modern skyrises, and it is truly a sight to see. The cobblestone streets are home to quaint brownstones, and rows of historic buildings in areas including the North End. The top of the Prudential Tower is the spot for views of the modern glass skyscrapers of the city. Boston is the city where you can truly see a timeline of history come to life.
The Charles River
The Charles River is a breathtaking sight from the riverbanks, but what’s even more amazing is seeing the city from the water. Cruising along the Charles allows you spectacular skyline views of Cambridge, MIT, Harvard, the Prudential Building, and so much more. Set sail on a boat cruise to sit back, relax and take in the views while sipping a cold refreshing drink! A variety of cruises are running through the middle of November!