A Flight Centre Concierge Guide to the Top Things to Do in Boston
Planning your trip to Boston? As one of the oldest cities in the USA, there's so much to see and do here. And, known as the walking city, Flight Centre Concierge Monica Di Vito recommends getting around on foot as best way to explore. Here she shares her top tips for making the most of your time in Beantown:
Admire the views
If you are travelling on the Amtrak from New York, I recommend sitting in a window seat as you pass some of the most scenic countryside en route. Be sure to have your camera at the ready as you won’t want to miss a shot of these wonderful landscapes.
Walk the Freedom Trail
Everyone visiting Boston should stroll the Freedom Trail. This is a 2.5-mile, red-lined walking route that leads you though the city and past some of Boston's most historical sites – in particular the Benjamin Franklin Statue and Boston Common. The starting point for the trail is just outside Quincy Market, so why not head there for lunch beforehand? The clam chowder or lobster rolls are amazing and also a local delicacy of the region.
Take a bike tour
If you are slightly more adventurous and fancy putting your pedal power to the test, why not let us book you onto a bike tour to explore the city? There are cycle routes all over Boston, making it a fun and safe place to get about on two wheels.
Catch a baseball game
For any sports fan, Fenway Park is a must! Learn about the legends of baseball and explore the stadium on a guided tour. Alternatively, if you are there on match day, there is no better way to get a feel for Fenway than during a game. For the best seats in the house, ask to be seated in the ‘Green Monster’.
Head over to the town of Cambridge, home to Harvard University. Spend the morning exploring the grounds, and why not visit the gift shop to pick up an iconic Harvard hoodie? All Harvard tours are led by Senior Harvard students who will give you an insight into what really happens in Harvard. Did you know that the founder of Facebook was a Harvard student?
Check out famous TV locations
Why not have a drink in the Cheers Bar on Beacon Hill, famous for inspiring the TV show of the eighties. Voted 'Best Neighbourhood Bar' numerous times, it's a great place to relax and chat with locals.
Grab a picture at Beacon Hill
You simply must visit Beacon Hill, one of the most picturesque – and probably the most photographed – streets in Boston. Its historic brick-row houses, antique lanterns and cobbled streets are the perfect place to get a picture that will be the envy of Instagrammers everywhere.
Pause for thought at the Boston Public Library
Not only does it have beautiful architecture and paintings but there is also a beautiful courtyard in the centre of the Boston Public Library. Locals come here to relax, grab a coffee and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city – so why not join them?
Dine at the Bristol Lounge
End your Boston Journey with a fancy meal. The Bristol Lounge has an excellent three-course fine dining menu and also overlooks the public garden, so you can combine killer views with gourmet food.
Booked your Boston Journey, but need some help choosing the best tours and restaurant trips? Chat to your Flight Centre Concierge for more inspiration.