A Guide to Boston, MA
Updated: Dec 30, 2021
As one of the most historical cities in America, Boston should be near the top of your list of places to visit! With its beauty and array of activities, you are sure to fall in love with "Beantown." Here is a guide to Boston, Mass.:
WHAT TO DO:
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile long line around the city with 16 different stopping points along the way. It'll take you by Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church, the Old South Meeting Hall, the Boston Massacre Site, and more historical sites! You can't leave Boston without following the Freedom Trail!
On the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill stands a 221-foot monument to remember the first major battle of the American Revolution. The original monument was 18 feet tall and built in 1794. In 1843, the monument that currently stands was completed. You can climb the 294 steps to the top of the monument for some of the best views of the city!
One night in 1773, members of the Sons of Liberty boarded a ship and tossed tea into Boston Harbor to revolt against a tax on tea. You can recreate the Boston Tea Party by throwing your own "box of tea" overboard! You can also learn all about the tea party in the museum and have a cup of tea in the tea room.
306 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210
Faneuil Hall was built in 1742 and originally served as a place for merchants, produce sellers, and fishermen. It was also a great, central meeting place! Faneuil Hall, which expanded in 1826, still has stores and restaurants for visitors to enjoy. You can even see some street performers!
Ps. Don't forget to stop by Qunicy's Place for a delicious scoop of ice cream in a cone!
Boston Common, which was established in 1634, is America's oldest public park. This 50 acre park has seen its fair share of celebrations, protests, executions, and famous visitors. Now, parkgoers can play sports, protest, and gather with friends! You could also enjoy a picnic in the park! 😍
Boston Harbor Cruises has two different options, a sunset cruise or a USS Constitution cruise. Both offer amazing views of the city. The sunset cruise obviously brings you out into the harbor to watch the sun set over the skyline. The USS Constitution cruise offers unique views of "Old Ironsides" and drops you off so you can explore the ship and the Naval Museum. Both are really cool cruises; I recommend the sunset cruise if you want to see the entire skyline!
One Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Visit Some Famous Graves
As a historical city, Boston is home to a lot of famous graves! You can visit John Winthrop's grave in King's Chapel Burying Ground and the graves of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and some Boston Massacre victims in Granary Burying Ground. Exploring the cemeteries and seeing how old some of the graves are is fun (kind of creepy, but fun)!
Eat Clam Chowder
You can't go to New England and not try clam chowder!! There are a ton of restaurants in Boston that have clam chowder on the menu; it's not super hard to find! Don't forget to add oyster crackers to make it even better!
WHERE TO STAY:
Omni Parker House, founded in 1855, is not only the birthplace of Parker House Rolls and Boston Cream Pie, but it is also in a PERFECT location!! The Freedom Trail runs right by it and it is within walking distance of the Old South Meeting House, Boston Common, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and so much more. Definitely don't forget to order up a Boston Cream Pie one night; you won't regret it!
60 School St
Boston, MA 02108
Boston is a beautiful city full of history & character, and it is one of the most important cities in American history! Personally, it's a place that I could visit over and over again and I would still never get tired of it! There are so many things to do there, it has great restaurants, and it is close to a ton of other cities/activities!