When you’re visiting Boston, it’s hard to see and do everything in only one trip. There’s almost too much to offer, from Boston Public Garden to Faneuil Hall Marketplace to Cheers Boston. This short collection of what to do in “Beantown” should help you at least get started on your visit to the beautiful coastal city.
Credit: cityofboston.govCome walk Boston’s famous Freedom Trail, a 2.5 miles walk that is lined with brick and takes you to some of Boston’s oldest and most historic places. You can start from the beginning in beautiful Boston Common and walk it to its conclusion at the majestic USS Constitution in Charlestown.
There are sixteen historic sites to visit while on the trail, including the home of Paul Revere and also the site of the Boston Massacre. On any day, you can find members of the Freedom Trail Players who will walk with you and give you a guided tour of the trail. These historical players take over the roles of various 17th and 18th century citizens.
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No trip to Boston would be complete without stopping by Fenway Park. Opening in 1912, it’s the oldest ballpark today that’s still in active use. The home of baseball’s Red Sox and the Green Monster, the ballpark’s massive left-field wall, Fenway Park is a great way to spend a day. Even if you don’t like baseball, it’s a considerable place to tour for its history. Alternatively, simply relax with a hot dog or some nachos and root for the home team while you’re there.
Credit: boston.backpage.comAfter a long morning touring Boston, head over to Boston’s South End and stop by Amsterdam Cafe for some food. The staff is great; the food is inexpensive, and they have a full menu of everything from breakfast items to dinner and dessert. The real draw is their specialty sandwich menu, each sandwich named after objects of interest in Amsterdam. The “Van Gogh” and the “Red-Light District" are two examples that are sure to please.
As you’ll see, Boston is full of things to see and do, but hopefully this short guide will have you spending a day seeing some of the city’s best. Not having time to see everything in one day just means you’ll have to visit again. When it comes to Boston, that’s not a bad thing at all.