As most of you already know, the 2018 World Series winners are … you guessed it! The Boston Red Sox. So how could we resist showing you around the city a little bit? Boston, Massachusetts is rich in history and has so much for tourists. That’s why we have such a packed list to make sure you’re never short of things to do.
Beacon Hill is one of the most insta-worthy areas of Boston. With Federal-style row houses lining the streets, and your fair share of antique shops, you can’t skip it. It sits right by Boston Common and the Public Garden so you can stroll around both before making your way to the historic neighborhood.
Be sure to set some time aside to walk around, not drive, that way you can wander off the main drag and into the residential areas where you can admire all of the colonial-style buildings. While wandering one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods, be sure to look out for historical sites and don’t forget to visit Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S., dating all the way back to 1634.
The Freedom Trail, which begins in Boston Common, is a self-guided tour that stops at 17 historical sites, all related to American independence. The trail is meant to tell the story of the American Revolution through landmarks. It stops at famous locations like Paul Revere’s house, the Bunker Hill monument and the site of the Boston Massacre. All-in-all, the trail is just 2.5 miles, making it a great way to explore the city by foot, while visiting these famous sites.
The North End
One of our favorites, the North End has just about everything. Great food? Check. Historic buildings? Check. The neighborhood, known as Boston’s Little Italy, has a plethora of Italian restaurants for you to indulge in. We definitely recommend chowing down on some Calamari or some pasta with fresh lobster. Start on Hanover Street, which is essentially the main drag, then venture off onto the other streets to find more picturesque buildings and yummy food.
Once you’ve had your fill, take some time to check out Paul Revere’s house and the Old North Church (if you haven’t already on our recommended Freedom Trail of course). This famous neighborhood is also one of the city’s oldest residential areas and has been inhabited since the 1630s.
Red Sox Game
How else could we finish the list? They just won the World Series! There are, of course, a lot more reasons than this to visit the famous Fenway Park. Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, is the oldest ballpark in all of Major League Baseball. The park has been open since 1912 when the Red Sox played their long-lasting rivals, the Yankees (or the New York Highlanders, at the time).
If your trip lands during baseball season, then we would definitely recommend getting your hands on some tickets. If it doesn’t, you’re not out of luck. You can also book a Fenway Park tour if you’re interested. Either way, you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to visit what is arguably the most famous ballpark in the country!
The best part is that this list is just the beginning to a long list of things you can do in Boston. It’s one of the oldest cities in the country! How could you not find something to do?