Boston is such a vibrant and diverse city, so there is really something there for everyone. There's more history than probably any other city in the US. There's great shopping, amazing restaurants, and beautiful scenery. If you take a trip to Boston, these are some places you should definitely add to your itinerary:
For food lovers:
The North End
Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
Not too far from the North End is my next must-see place in Boston: Faneuil Hall. The huge plaza is lined with shops and always has interesting street performers. This is definitely my favourite place in the city to people-watch and there is always something exciting going on! Right in the center of Faneuil Hall is a long building called Quincy Market. Inside, it's lined with around a hundred different food stands in every ethnicity and nationality you can imagine: Italian, Chinese, Greek, American, Japanese, Irish, Indian... I could go on and on! I have eaten from so many different stands over the years, but the ones that stand out the most in my mind are Japanese, Greek, and Indian meals that I loved!
For nature lovers:
Boston Common and Public Garden
One of the things that makes Boston so beautiful is its location on the ocean. If you visit Boston during one of the warmer months, a walk along the waterfront is a must. There are so many restaurants and shops all along the water, and it's not far from the North End and Faneuil Hall. There are always so many boats in the Harbor, especially in the summer, and it's such a peaceful area to walk. If you really love the water and want to get an even better view, there are both whale watches and duck boat tours that go into Boston Harbor. If you don't know what a duck boat is (I don't think I've seen them in many other cities), it's a bus and a boat in one! They drive through the city and then into the Harbor, so people on the tour can really get a good feel of the city.
For shopping lovers:
For history lovers:
The Freedom Trail
For beach lovers:
For sports lovers:
I hope you enjoyed reading a little about my hometown of Boston! I have been to so many different cities over the years and will be writing lots more posts like this in the future. If you've been to Boston, leave a comment below telling me what your favourite parts of the city were. Thanks for reading!