Name most of the prestigious universities in the world, whether it be the MIT, or the Harvard School of Medicine and Business or the Berkeley School of Music, one thing that is common in them is that they are all located in Boston. It is one of the largest cities in the USA and is also the capital of Massachusetts. Boston had a significant role to play in the American Revolution as well. All of these make Boston one of the most famous tourist attractions. Founded way back in 1630, it is the perfect amalgamation of history with modernism and you are sure to have an enriching experience if you travel here.
If you are traveling from abroad, reaching Boston is pretty simple as it has an international airport with connecting flights from all over the world. You need to apply for a VISA and once that is approved, you are allowed to enter the USA. An Electronic System for Travel Authorization or ESTA is also required to collect necessary information from a visitor, though it is not a determining factor for travel. Apply for and check ESTA application prior to your actual trip. Any issue with your ESTA or VISA can halt your trip, otherwise, it will be a smooth-sailing one. Here are a few incredible things to do in Boston.
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts
One of the most iconic places to visit in Boston is the Museum of Fine Arts, which actually houses more than 450,000 pieces of art. The area of the museum is huge and if you plan to go along with your family, make sure they wear their most comfortable shoes. There is such a huge variety of collections and frescoes and sculptures that you will require almost the entire day to see it properly. Make sure you tick this off your checklist of destinations in Boston.
Take a stroll at the Boston Public Garden
The perfect place for a peaceful day at Boston is the Boston Public Garden which is considered one of the oldest gardens in the world. It was created in 1634 and has an exotic collection of plants, of local and international type. It has been curated through the latest technique of hybridization which adds to its floral pattern. There is also the Swan Boat, which has been functional for almost 100 years.
Watch a game at Fenway Park
If you are a baseball fan, you must have heard of the Boston Red Sox. Fenway Park is the home of this iconic team and it is considered as one of the oldest baseball parks in the USA. Even though the seating capacity is limited to only 40,000, it has hosted the World Series 10 times and many other important hockey and soccer matches, accounting for an exciting finish a number of times. Make sure you catch a game at Fenway Park for the best experience.
Take a trip to John. F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library
John. F. Kennedy is considered one of the most beloved President of the USA and is known for his massive contribution to the country in his brief stint. The Presidential Museum and Library overlooks the beautiful skyline of Boston and also has a collection of pictures and artifacts. You can get an insight of a presidential office when you visit it.
Don’t miss out on the Boston Brewery tours
The brewery and pub scene in Boston is well-known globally and you should not miss out on the opportunity to try out the 15-20 types of beer variety, especially the stout ones. You can take a Brewery tour if brewing is one of your major hobbies and learn about the different mechanisms of brewing and interact with the brewery owners as well. You can even book a lunch or dinner with your family there.
Take a Yummy Walk
It will be an incomplete trip to Boston if you visit it and don’t grab a bite at Yummy Walks. It has one of the most authentic collections of Italian food which includes wood-fired pizzas and different types of cheese. Even the desserts will get your taste buses excited. When you are done with all of it and still have a little appetite left, try the lip-smacking cannoli which is considered by some as the best in the world.
Picnic at the Arnold Arboretum
Famous architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed the masterpiece called the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University. It is a “link” in the Emerald Necklace and has a large collection of trees and shrubs from different exotic locations. A perfect place for a day out with family as well.
Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theater
Built-in 1903, Cutler Majestic Theater is one of the oldest theater in Boston. If you like thrill then you must visit here because many students have experienced haunted activities in this theater. It is among one of the most Haunted places or abandoned places in the world.
Go shopping at the Quincy market
When you visit a new place, shopping for souvenirs and exclusive items becomes a compulsory affair. Quincy market is the best place to do so in Boston. It is a lively and colorful place with a huge collection of knick-knacks which you can buy for your near and dear ones.
If you visit Boston, make sure you don’t miss out on any of the places mentioned above and have an amazing trip with your friends and family.