I truly believe that you can’t experience the real America without visiting Boston. Boston is one of America’s most incredible cities and the people of Boston are just as amazing. They’re strong, hard working, passionate, and not always politically correct but real nonetheless. Don’t mistake their boldness for arrogance because Bostonians are some of the most helpful people and they are just as excited to show you their city as you are excited to see it. The first question I ask someone who tells me that they have been to Boston is, “have you been to a Red Sox game?” “Did you sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ in the middle of the 8th inning?” If you did, and you felt what I felt when I sang that beautiful song at Fenway Park in front of the Green Monster you know what I’m talking about. Boston is one of the cities where I don’t care about looking like a tourist; I go all out. I take the duck tours, I visit the breweries, and once I’ve worked up an appetite I treat myself to one of Boston’s delicious lobster rolls. You can’t beat it!
Visit Fenway Park
I could write several pages about this ballpark but I will spare you guys and just highlight the things you should know.
Built in 1912, Fenway Park is one of America’s oldest ballparks and home to the famous Big Green Monster. (For those of you who don’t now what I mean when I mention a Green Monster at Fenway. No, it’s not literally a big green monster. It’s a big green wall that was put up in left field to increase the difficulty of hitting a homerun.) If you want to learn a little bit about America’s Greatest Pastime, Fenway Park is a great place to do it. Fenway still maintains many if its old traditions including the singing of Neal Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” in the middle of the 8th inning. Fenway also offers tours of the park, which I would recommend to anyone whether you are a long time fan or a first timer. Check the website for more information but the prices are very reasonable and the tour is worth every penny.
Walk Boston’s Freedom Trail
On a nice day the Freedom Trail is a must. Put on a pair of comfortable shoes, grab a camera and some snacks and follow the 2.5 mile route that will lead you through some of Boston’s must see historical sites.
Visit Bunker Hill Monument
It’s about 250 steps to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument but it’s well worth the effort. Once you reach the top you will have the best view of the Boston skyline.
Sam Adams Brewery
Take a tour of the entire brewery or stop in for a fresh beer right from the tap. Visit the website for more information.
Faneuil Hall is a hot spot for locals. Go shopping, have a drink at an Irish pub and make sure you eat at the Quincy Market.
Harvard University was the first established school in America. The University offers tours of the campus and its historical halls. If you visit Harvard on school day, enjoy the atmosphere but please be respectful of students who are working hard. ☺
Delicious Food in Boston
Lobster Roll: The Lobster Roll is Boston’s most famous sandwich and a must try if you are in Boston. If you are looking for a traditional Boston Lobster Roll the people at the Sam Adams Brewery can recommend a very good restaurant that’s just around the corner.
Accommodation in Boston
Hotels in any of the city centers are great but can also be pricy so if you are on a budget, check out some other options like Couchsurfing or Air BnB.
Transportation in Boston