10 Things You Can Not Miss in Boston

Boston has so much to do it is hard to fit it all in. Here are 10 things you shouldn't miss the next time you go to Boston.

1. Fenway Park

One of the coolest places to visit in Boston

Even if you aren't seeing a game Fenway park is an awesome experience! Walk around the historic area and have a beer at the Bleacher Bar before the game starts. The bar has a perfect view of the field!

2. Boston Commons & Boston Public Gardens

One of the most gorgeous places to visit in Boston
One of the most gorgeous places to visit in Boston

Located right next to each other you may walk both and think they are the same! Both are beautiful in their own right with lots of history. 

3. Boston Public Library

Gorgeous place in Boston that you can't miss

The outside is a gorgeous work of art and the inside as well. Wander around the public library and cool off (or warm up depending on the weather!)

The Westin Copley Place (one of my favorite hotels in Boston) is also right across the street from the Public library - talk about a good location. I highly recommend staying there - you can read my full review of my stay here and why it's my favorite hotel in Boston here.

4. Faneuil Hall & Marketplace

One of the best places to eat in Boston
One of the best places to see in Boston

The inside of the famous Faneuil Hall will make you think you are in the 1700's and standing among founding fathers. Right across is the marketplace - a perfect stop to try a lobster roll. 

5. Freedom Trail

Probably the most popular thing to do in Boston - and for good reason. The freedom trail is a perfect walk to take in all of the famous sights in Boston while learning about US History. 

Read on: How to walk the Boston Freedom Trail on your own

6. Granary Burial Grounds

One of the best things to do in Boston

Technically on the freedom trail, the granary burial grounds hold the resting place of many of our founding fathers. Franklin's parents grave is in the center and cannot be missed. 

7. Acorn Lane

The most beautiful street in America is in Boston

Nicknamed the most beautiful street in America this tiny little lane is perfect for a mid-afternoon stroll. 

8. Wandering the prettiest streets

Wandering Boston is one of the best things to do while traveling here

Gorgeous houses line the never ending streets. Perfect picture opportunites!

9. Rooftop for sunset

Sunsets are pretty epic on top of the rooftop of the XV Beacon - it's also one of my favorite hotels in Boston

Sunsets are best spent on a rooftop with a drink in hand. I recommend the XV Beacon rooftop.
You can read my full review of the hotel here. 

10. Mike's Pastry and the North End

Head to Mikes Pastry while in Boston - you won't regret it

DO NOT MISS MIKE'S PASTRY!!! Expect a line and the BEST cannoli's you have ever tasted. Also, while in the north end, make a reservation for dinner at one of the many classic Italian restaurants. 

Final Thoughts

...even though researching ahead of time is great, I definitely recommend bringing a guidebook along with you. I recommend the Lonely Planet Pocket Guides - they are awesome, and obviously fit in your pocket. But here are some other travel guide books I recommend:

Also, a super common question I get is: What camera do I use for my travels. The body is a Nikon D3300 and I use the kit lens and a Sigma wide-angle lens which I am genuinely obsessed with.

My full list of travel gear, that I take on every trip can be found here.

And of course, if you have any questions DO NOT hesitate to reach out to me via Instagram, Twitter, or just shoot me an email (tessajuliette@gmail.com). 

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