If the historical background is not enough to convince you to visit this city, think again. Boston is a continuously progressive city. Even it is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States. Being a renowned research hub that reflects the city’s advancements, it is not surprising to have many things to do. Experience the best of things to do in Boston with this list.
Shop like crazy!
Boston may not be known for being a shopping haven all over the world, but it has the best shops for all the shopaholics out there. There are a number of outlets where tourists and visitors can get huge discounts. Apart from this, splurge on luxury brands in distinct shopping districts or shop till you drop in retail stores across the city. Though there is a 6.25% sales tax, clothing under US$175 is exempted.
Harbor City Cruise
Since Boston has a beautiful waterfront, why not see it up close and personal? Cruise companies can accommodate large groups, accessible to people of determination, and stay connected with the free WiFi and got questions about aquatic animals during the tour? The knowledgeable staff from New England Aquarium are available on some tours to answer them.
New England Aquarium
Since we are at it, the activities in the New England Aquarium are a must for all those who love aquatic animals. It has around 70 exhibits of diverse species from all over the world. Get an unforgettable experience of touching seals, sharks, and rays. Best of all, the aquarium’s location is not too far from downtown. There are different activities offered every season, so better to visit their website to check for the program schedule and availability.
‘Living‘ the Boston’s Nightlife
Every night is always young at Boston. Have a great night out by trying a number of pubs, bars, and theaters. You’ll be surprised that you may find it across the street or even in the hotel where you’re currently staying. Some are accessible for the handicapped and offer local and international cuisines. Get ready to have fun and party, or have a relaxing night in these establishments. The only thing left to do is to choose according to your mood.
Play at a Casino
Feeling lucky? Why not try playing in a casino! Boston also has full-service casinos offering exciting games that will keep you going for more. One of them is Encore Boston Harbor, a luxurious hotel with a glamorous large and airy casino. It is located in the north of Boston, adjacent to the Mystic River. More than just the comfortable rooms and lively casino, a five-star dining experience await guests in its restaurant.
We repeatedly have and highlighted how beautiful are the bodies of water surrounding Boston. It gets more mesmerizing with the animals you can see in their natural habitat. The unique whale-watching experience can be done by riding a high-speed catamaran throughout the tour. Prepare to see humpback whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. A naturalist guide can accompany you on the ride to answer your curiosity about these animals. Don’t worry about food and drinks. Some companies offer them by being available for onboard purchase so you can carry light.
Take A Walking Tour
Being one of the most historical places in the United States, Boston is packed with interesting stories through its streets and known landmarks. Get to know more about the city by joining a guided walking tour. There are companies offering a tour of America’s most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park. If walking is really not for you (or when the weather is not great), there are trolley and biking tours that could make this activity more exciting.
Hungry? Then Join A Food Tour.
This could be the best option for all those foodies out there! This walking food tour will surely satisfy your cravings and gain more knowledge about the city’s history. Taste the Italian-inspired dishes from the North End neighborhood or feast on seafood in the New England area. There are also regional food tours available when you feel like exploring your pallette to know what other areas in Boston have to offer. Don’t forget to request to drop by in a local brewery for some beer!
If any of the earlier mentioned tours seems uninteresting, why not try visiting some of the churches in Boston? Aside from practicing your faith away from home, marvel at the sculptures, ceilings, murals, and paintings on the different churches in the city. You’ll also be definitely amazed at the architecture of these historical churches, like the Trinity Church, which is a National Historic Landmark. Most of these places are open to people from different religions. Just make sure to respect their rules and regulations when entering sacred places like this.
Watch a game!
Baseball fans will surely love this city. The Fenway Park is the home of the Boston Red Sox, the only Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise of the city. Aside from baseball and cultural games, there are concerts and professional football games that are held in this stadium. With more than 100 years of existence, the park is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Being a famous landmark, a pending regulation will ensure that there will be no changes made to its structure to preserve its beauty.
Boston is surely a great city to explore. It does not only offer a wide range of on-hand learning experiences. It is packed with fun activities for anyone. Now, does it feel like a couple of days is not enough to see the best of Boston?