48 hours in Boston, Massachusetts


BOSTON

Boston is Massachusetts' capital and largest city. It is one of the oldest cities in the US and known for its many colleges, universities and key role in the American Revolution highlighted on approximately 4 km walking historical trail, called Freedom Trail. With Boston's rich history and broad areas in arts, culture and education, Boston will for sure have something for everyone.
First time, I have spent about a month in Boston during summer and this round of visit I have quickly stop by Boston for 2 nights. Whatever length you are looking to spend in this city, there are stuff to do in whatever season you are visiting. Boston has about 23 neighbourhoods distinct by its history and culture.

Boston sights 

Day 1
Start your morning in Boston by walking through the Freedom Trail either by yourself or a book a tour. This trail will walk you around major memorials and monuments around Boston. This trail itself with stops and visits would take you approximately half a day. After a long walk, go to Faneuill hall market place for a dining experience in a historic market building. While you are in Boston, definitely try lobster rolls and chowda.
After your meal and shop and stalls strolling, have a walk in Boston Common, the large public park in Downtime Boston will offer you some nice greenery scenery and surrounding views. 
Head down to the waterfront through Chinatown or Financial District of Boston. You should arrive around Aquarium or Boston Harborwalk. Take a walk around the waterfront towards Christopher Columbus waterfront park.
Coming closer to late afternoon or evening time, walk to Boston North End through Public Market, where you can find some fresh fruit and vegetable stalls as well as local products. Passing through this market, you should get into the North End, or so called Boston's Little Italy. The district of city's oldest buildings will offer you historic sites such as Old North Church, Paul Revere House or Copp's burying ground. Apart from there, explore the variety of Italian restaurants, coffee shops, pastry shops on lively Hanover Street. Great spot to stop for a dinner or a glass of wine.



Day 2
On a second day, take a subway ride to Harvard University campus station to explore prestigious university neighbourhood. MIT is not too far away from Harvard, if you wish to explore another prestigious university. Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university established in 1636 and Boston is home for these universities. Take a walk around the Harvard Square, Massachusetts Ave and visit Harvard museums too. MIT is another famous research university specialized in STEM subjects. While in this area, stop by for a quick lunch at Bagelsaurus to try out various of tastes of American bagels.
After this visit, head to Copley train station to get to Boston Public Library. This stunning historical building offers beautiful Renaissance-style architecture and beautiful murals. From here, it is short walk to Boylston street where you will find many entertainment and shops. However, turn right to Newbury street to experience the walk around historic 19th-centrury brownstone houses that contains shops, restaurants and coffee shops. 
Not far away from here, catch the sunset views and stunning skyline Boston views from Skywalk observatory. Around this area and on Boylston street, you may find many places for dining, where you can finish off your day.  


To sum up:

1. Freedom Trail
2. Faneuil Hall Marketplace
3. Christopher Columbus waterfront park
4. Skinny House & Copp's Hill Burying Ground
5. Boston Common
6. Charles River Esplanade
7. Acorn street
8. Boston public library
9. Newbury street
10. Skywalk observatory







Food & drink

1. Boston Public Market - looking for some fresh vegetables, fruits? Head to Boston Public Market for some cheap fruits and also visit the market hall for some food stalls and unique products stalls
2. Newbury street - This street is great for coffee shop or drink hanging out as well as for boutique shopping. A great atmosphere and vibe throughout the full street is guaranteed.
3. Eataly - Fancy some Italian ingredients or food? Then head to Eataly chain for American influenced Italian market.
4. Tatte bakery & cafe
5. Lolita - for Mexican cuisine 
6. Legal Sea Foods - Boston is a harbour city and known for its lobster roll, so make sure to try them either on a food stall or in a sea food restaurant
7. Faneuil Hall Marketplace - a large market hall with shops and food stalls, great place to hang out for lunch as well as later afternoons nibbles
8. Norh End restuarants - This neigborhood can offer you many of Italian-American influenced places to eat and chill

Boston stay

During our stay, we were acommodated in Langham hotel in downtown of Boston, in its financial district. Easily accessible by foot to the waterfront, the markethall as well as to the city center. If you are looking for accommodations on Airbnb, sign up using my Airbnb link and get £13 of travel credits! Additionally, if you prefer hotels, book your stay through my Booking.com link to get travel credits too! 

                        

Other activities

Maybe you have more time or interests while in Boston, then explore the city more in deep by visiting some of its pretty gardens, university campuses in-depth or Boston's red sox baseball team match!

1. Fenway park
2. Museum of Fine Arts
3. Isabella Steward Gardner Museum
4. The Institute of Contemporary Art
5. James P. Kelleher Rose Garden
6. China town


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