After only spending a few days there this summer, Boston has became one of my favourite cities. I cannot wait to go back as I think it is a wonderful city and these are so many things to see and do. I've written this guide of 5 things to do in Boston in the hope of convincing others to visit. These were some of my personal highlights from my time in the city. I'd really recommend Boston for anyone with an interest in American history. After visiting both New York and Boston I have to admit I preferred Boston! I cannot recommend it enough!
Take a tour of the Freedom Trail.
Boston has a very rich history and therefore, there is so much to learn. The Freedom Trail stretches 2.5 miles through Boston passing many historic locations. You can walk the trail yourself but many companies offer walking tours and the guides are extremely knowledgeable so it's worth the investment.
Visit Myrtle the Turtle at the New England Aquarium.
The new England Aquarium is home to Myrtle the green sea turtle. She is 80 years old and has lived at the aquarium for almost 50 years. The aquarium is also home to a wide range of animals and proposes the opportunity to learn a lot about the sea life native to the New England area. It's the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon.
Grab a bite to eat at Quincey Market.
This two story food market is located opposite Faneuil Hall, the finishing point of most Freedom Trail tours, so is a great place to refuel after some sight-seeing. There are over 50 vendors to choose from all offering different cuisines at cheap prices. The perfect place for a group to dine. There is an indoor seating area so if you need a break from the sunshine it's the perfect place to recharge in the shade.
Be a culture vulture at the Boston Public Library.
I think I can say without a doubt that the Boston Public Library is my favourite building in the world. The marble building is absolutely beautiful and luckily you can just walk straight on in. There are people working there so it's important to be quiet and respectful but there is so much to see. There's also a large courtyard which is the perfect place to chat and admire the stunning architecture.
Visit Harvard or MIT.
Technically located in Cambridge, these two world famous universities can be reached on the Boston subway system. Both are very beautiful campuses, for different reasons, and have their own museums that you can visit. I wouldn't personally recommend the MIT museum (it's a bit boring) but the campus is a must see for science buffs like myself.
Check out my Boston Travel Diary for more ideas!