Hey guys, how are you doing since last time? I am back with one last post about Boston, I promise! The reason why I have decided to write one more article about my trip to New England it is because I received a few questions about the beautiful museum that I visited and the pictures that I shared through my instagram-story while I was in Boston. So I thought I would write a post about what to do in this city when you visit it for the first time!
If your thing is architecture, and what you enjoy the most is walking (like me), I would suggest starting by walking through the freedom trail. It’s a 2.5 mile walk and it takes you in sixteen different historical sites throughout the city. So it is a great way to discover the story of Boston, and explore this town. I would also stop by downtown Boston and its financial district. This neighborhood is surrounded by beautiful historic buildings as well as great shops. I would also visit Chinatown that is right next to downtown and has great restaurants if you like asian food.
If you enjoy museums when you visit a city, I would definitely recommend the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. It is such a unique and gorgeous experience! Located in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, the museum was constructed around a beautiful Venetian palace, that surrounds a garden full of colorful flowers. Look at their website if you get a chance to better understand the story of the American art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner.
I did not get a chance to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, but I only heard great things!
I talked to you about Beacon Hill and Back Bay in previous posts, which were by far my favorite neighborhoods in the city, so don’t hesitate to check these posts for more information. Regarding the rest of Boston, I would suggest North End, also called Little Italy. This neighborhood is really cute as the streets are narrows, and the buildings have a lot of history. Hannover street has the best Italian restaurants in the city, as well as the best cannoli that you can find at the famous pastry shop Mike’s Pastry.
By the way, if you are a fan of Italian food, you need to visit the marketplace Eataly, located in the Prudential Center of Boston. Eataly has some unique Italian products such as pastas, cheeses, charcuteries, great Italian sauces, delicious pastries, but it also has restaurants that you need to try out! One of my favorite was Terra, located on the third floor. The food was delicious, and the decoration of the restaurant was truly beautiful.
And of course, a little bit outside of Boston, in Cambridge, you will find the amazing Harvard University, that is really gorgeous and so huge! I wish I had taken more time to visit this school, but it is really big, I would have needed a couple of days to see it all! This Ivy League research university made me dream for a second. As a matter of fact, I was dazzled by its beautiful buildings, its huge campus facing Charles River, and the little and cute city that surrounds the school. As far as I am concerned it is a MUST see if you ever happen to be around!
I hope this last post about Boston gave you some insight regarding what to do, and how to explore the city, while eating some great food (as always)! Don’t hesitate to ask me questions if you need more help and suggestions.