In honor of Boston’s Marathon Monday yesterday, I’m going to do a Favorite Places to Visit in Boston post.
This was suggested some time ago by Emma back in my
I’m narrowing my list down to 5 places which is really hard but if I don’t I’ll literally just be listing everything in the city. Luckily Boston is fairly small so if you ever do come and visit you can pretty much walk and see everything within a day, if not 2 days.
Side Note: these photos are not my own. Google 😉
1. Boston Commons & Public Gardens
In the heart of Boston, I like to refer to it as my North Star. Once you’re there you can go in any direction and get to a new section of Boston. Its the perfect place to just relax, have a picnic, lay out, read, people watch. In the summer there’s A TON of festivals and events going on, it’s definitely one of my favorite places to be.
2. Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market
This place is a definite go-to. There’s really never not a time throughout the year that it’s not overflowing with people. Food, bars, shopping, street performers the whole 9 yards. Inside Quincy Market are little food places to grab and go from ice cream to clam chowder to pasta and sushi everything you can think of is most likely in there. And at the end of Quincy Market leads to the famous Christmas Tree (at Christmas time of course) and little further is the Christopher Columbus archway and Boston Harbor.
3. Boston Harbor & Seaport District
If you like water front views then this is the place for you. Here you can find the aquarium, a few restaurants, there’s a large sit-down area that people come to just admire the view, and a few steps away from the North End (otherwise known as our “Little Italy”)
Further down in the opposite direction (from the North End) is the Seaport district which are full of high-end restaurants with amazing views like this.
4. The Prudential
I believe it’s the second tallest building in Boston. Home of more shopping, more food, a Barnes and Nobles, offices, hotel, apartments, and my two favorites the view from Top of the Hub and Little Eataly
5. Beacon Hill and Charles Street
Do you love brick buildngs and cobblestones? Then wandering around Beacon Hill is the place for you. Except be sure to wear comfy shoes because the “Hill” part is no joke. Hills on hills on hills. But its a gorgeous residential area. I’ve seen countless engagement and wedding photos taken there, very picture-esq.
Which also leads to my favorite street in Boston, Charles Street. Follow Charles Street down (if you start where that Starbucks is- which happens to be at the corner of the Public Gardens that I mentioned above) you’ll walk through cute little boutiques, restaurants, markets and at the very end you get to the Charles River.
Those are my favorite spots but definitely not limited to just those 5! I love all of Boston.
If you’ve ever been or live near/around here what are your favorite spots?