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Explorer Travel Diary: Boston

Where to go. What to eat. What to do.

When I live in Boston, I always appreciate knowing all the histories and meanings attached to places and people of this charming city. Most of the buildings were built from the early 1900s and some local businesses are handed down from one generation to another. Each neighborhood has distinct characteristics, yet somehow in harmony with each other. The more you explore the city, the more you get to experience the warmth and welcoming spirits of the local residents.

 

Boston Public Garden

One of the most beautiful and oldest Public Park in the United States. Walking in the Boston Common is like stepping into a storybook. It is simply breathtaking. From talented street musicians to Bostonian families having summer picnics, Boston Common is a sanctuary in the bustling city. Make sure to see the Make Way for Ducklings statue near the Charles Street entrance and take the Swan Boats Tour.

 

Quincy Market / North End

These areas are the heart of old Boston. Don’t miss out the historical Paul Revere House and Old North Church in the North End, where Paul Revere famously signaled Bostonians of the upcoming British Navies invasion. After, we recommend chilling at the Union Oyster House, the oldest restaurant in the United States (favorite of President Kennedy too!) and try New England local beers & oysters.

 

Cambridge

Cambridge, even though just across the bridge from Boston, is a whole different world. It is the epitome of both innovation and preservation of the old. Here you simply must visit two of the famous university in the world, Harvard University (touch that John Harvard’s shoes!) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Make sure to visit Toscanini’s Ice Cream at Central Sq and Alden & Harlow at Harvard Sq for a unique farm to table dining experience.

 

 

Other Places to Explore

1. Fenway Park
Feel the energy and excitement of Boston Red Sox fans in this historical baseball stadium.

2. Beacon Hill
A charming neighborhood with cobblestones streets. A neighborhood that is quintessentially New England. Home of the famous Paramount, a Boston-based brunch restaurants that is never short of people lining up for their all-day breakfast.

3. Back Bay/Newbury Street
The most sought after neighborhood in Boston. It is the heart of Boston. Walk along the Newbury Street for the ultimate retail therapy. Visit the Boston Library to appreciate the history and architecture. Or you can simply go to Met Bar and order a glass of Sangria with their mouth-watering truffle fries and enjoy a friendly conversation with locals.

4. Chinatown
Past midnight meals and amazing Shabu-Shabu Restaurants (Shabu-Zen and Little Sheep).

5. Theatre District
Catch the latest local and visiting performance in Boston! If you visit during the Holiday month (November-January), make sure to check out the famous Nutcracker performance by the Boston Ballet. Tickets are usually sold out months in advance.

6. Rockport
The true New England experience. This charming, coastal town 45 minutes drive from Boston is totally worth a visit! Here you can enjoy a scenic drive with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and Lighthouses and you simply have to try the local daily catch of oysters, lobsters and clams at Roy Moore Lobster Co!

Where to eat

1. Sweetgreens - Salad Bar
2. Whole Foods Market - Grocery
3. TridentCoffeeShop&Bookstore - Allday Dining
4. Paramount - Breakfast,Brunch,Dinner
5. Bistro Du Midi - French Bistro
6. Daily Catch - Sicilian Cuisine
7. Giacomo - Italian Cuisine
8. Mistral - French Fine Dining
9. FriendlyToast - Breakfast,Brunch