Lives in Boston
Since Aug 2006
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Shopping Malls
National Parks, Islands
Historic Walking Areas
Ferries, Boat Tours
Parks, Jogging Paths & Tracks
Piers & Boardwalks, Historic Walking Areas
This park is home to the famous swan boats which are people powered and very popular with kids. Also home to the Make Way for Ducklings statue. Flowers bloom throughout the spring to fall.
America's oldest public common this is a large park linking parts of Boston. It has a shallow pond in the summer and skating in the winter. Historic statues and free summer Shakespeare in the summer.
Beautiful, historic walking. One can visit the State House as well.
This is tourist central but also the birth place of the American Revolution. Faneuil Hall itself is usually quiet and easy to visit. There are park rangers inside to answer questions. The large Quincy Market buildings house eating places and shops. The central building has every kind of food for take out. There are often sidewalk performers and there are also sit-down restaurants.
This is the place to go for Italian food. Narrow streets, cafes open to the street in summer. Dessert cafes too. The Freedom trail also passes through here. Two pastry shops have lines down the sidewalk on summer evening. Mike's and Modern.
The new walking path has made this a great place to get close to the harbor and walk off the restaurant calories. Views of the harbor, fresh salt air.
One of my favorite summer places for outdoor music and a great stop to or from the North End. Just a big green lawn area by the water.
There are multiple options for seeing the harbor and islands. My favorite is the sunset harbor cruise which ends with the sunset behind the city skyline and a visit to th USS Constitution ship. YOu can also go to the islands and get off a ferry and explore or picnic.
A must do for history buffs and a good way to see some nice parts of Boston.
The sunset harbor cruise is a nice thing to do on a warm summer evening. They narrate some history and you see the sunset over the city skyline when you circle back into port.
Sunrise, sunset, anytime it's nice out. This is a long riverside park. If you plan ahead and want to shell out some money you can reserve a gondola ride. In the summer there are concerts at the Hatch Shell.
New walkway and restaurants make this a nice summer dining option.
I usually take first time visitors on one of these tours. You will get history and also a boat ride in the Charles River which gives you a great view of both the Cambridge and Boston sides of the river.
Boston is famous for this string of parks that runs through the City. You can encounter different parts of it as you go along doing other sightseeing.
Plan to have a sunset cocktail on the outdoor terrace. You don't have stay at the hotel. The view is looking across the water at the Boston skyline. There is also a short path you can walk along the water. Some tables have firepits if you have a group. I think you can reserve these.