It’s easy to see why Boston is one of the most historical vacation destinations in the United States. Between the beautiful architecture, unique culture, amazing history, and delicious food, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast.
at Revolution Hotel
These charming public gardens were created in 1634 and modified in the Victorian Age, with the assistance of the then newly formed Boston Parks and Recreation Department, introducing over 80 species of plants from both local and varied locations around the city.
Location:4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116, United States
For a magnificent view of Boston, take the family to the Skywalk Observatory which is the city’s only sky high vantage point offering a sweeping 360 degree view.
Location:800 Boylston St #50, Boston, MA 02199, United States
at The Parish Cafe and Bar
This fascinating attraction, built-in 1935 by Rand McNally, is made up of a three-story tall stained-glass globe which is viewed from a 30-foot-long bridge through its interior.
Location:210 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, United States
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is one of North America’s largest, and home to more than 450,000 works of art. The museum is huge, so make sure the family has on their comfortable walking shoes.
Location:465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, United States
Chef Tiffani Faison and Chef de Cuisine Daniel Raia have teamed up to bring Sweet Cheeks Q to life. Using local meats and produce whenever possible, it uses premium Black Angus beef, Berkshire pork and all-natural chicken and turkey in the dishes.
Location:1381 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215, United States
Together with over 700 interactive exhibits and various live presentations on show throughout the building, the Museum of Science is a Boston landmark. As well as its presentations, it is also home to the Mugar Omni Theater and Charles Hayden Planetarium.
Location: 1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, MA 02114, United States
Within the printing, office members dressed in colonial attire, happy to demonstrate the mechanics of the printing press, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of free speech and the necessity of communication distribution.
Location:21 Unity St, Boston, MA 02113, United States
For a taste of the sweeter side of the Revolution, why not drop into this historic chocolate shop, where you can learn all about the history of chocolate and how it was produced and eater during the American colonial period?
This is Boston’s oldest surviving church. Founded in 1722, Old North Church is also the city’s most visited historical site being the location from which the phrase “One if by land, and two if by sea” signal is thought to have been sent.
Location:193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, United States
Not only was the original colonial home to the American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution, but this is also the oldest house in Boston, built about 1680.
Location: 19 N Square, Boston, MA 02113, United States
Opened in 1969, this aquarium is now a global leader in marine conservation and ocean exploration. It draws more than 1.3 million visitors a year as well as being a primary public education resource.
Location: 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, United States
A completely new type of museum, this is where the family can view not only artifacts of historical importance but also enjoy a multi sensory experience.
Location:306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, United States
One of Boston’s favorites, Quincy Market is located in a historic area constructed in 1824 and named in remembrance of Mayor Josiah Quincy, who had arranged its construction without any debt or tax.
Location:206 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, United States
It would be foolish to visit Boston without eating a bowl of clam chowder, and Union Oyster House is a perfect spot for satisfying the “chowda” itch. As a bonus, the bowl comes with a chunk of house-baked cornbread, which is perfect for sopping up the creamy soup.
Location:41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108, United States
Take a family walk along the Harbor by following the Waterfront Trail which passes along the edge of wharves, piers, beaches and shoreline.
Although Beantown isn’t an American coffee mecca like Seattle, it’s easy to find a good cup of joe in Boston. Render Coffee in Boston’s South End is a great spot for hand-crafted coffee drinks and food like frittata breakfast sandwiches, croissants and bagels.
Location:563 Columbus Ave, Boston, Ma 02119, United States.
Usually careful about encouraging visits to each and every zoo, I have no hesitation in recommending Franklin Park Zoo to everybody.
Location: 1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121, United States
This is a lovely spot for the whole family to enjoy. Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum was designed by American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and is the second largest “link” in the Emerald Necklace, which consists of a 1,100 acre chain of parks that are linked by waterways ad parkways throughout Boston.
Location:125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, United States
Since 1984, this busy and friendly bookseller and café has been providing the Boston community with sustenance for both body and mind.
Location:338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115, United States
Don’t miss the chance to savor the sheer deliciousness of a crispy and pillowy crust—made chewier and notably tangy thanks to two days of cold fermentation—topped with sautéed onions, shallots, and garlic; crème fraîche; Gruyère; and, yes, bacon.
Location:513 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
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