There are so many great things to do in Boston! Be sure to check out some of the fun activities and places you can visit below while you’re here!

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Downtown Boston

Just down the street from Seaport you’ll find Downtown Boston, which offers a variety of things to do. Start at Faneuil Hall Marketplace which has tons of stores and food to explore, whether you wanted to grab a bite to eat at Cheers! or do some shopping at the over 100 shops, kiosks and pushcarts. Your next stop is only a block away where you can check out the brand new Boston Public Market. This indoor marketplace is open year-round and offers fresh seasonal food and drinks from over 40 New England area farmers, fishers & entrepreneurs. If you’re looking for a little exercise while seeing the sights, then take a walk along the freedom trail! The trail provides a walking guide so you can see some of the most historic churches, museums, meeting houses and parks throughout Boston. And if none of the above suits your fancy…I guess we will also suggest taking a famous Duck boat ride, which leaves out of the Museum of Science parking lot.

Restaurant Suggestions:

Yvonne’s- A fun, speak-easy style restaurant with small plates and excellent cocktails.

Bostonia Public House- A classic New England restaurant + bar with great food and live music.

Island Creek Oyster Bar- A quintessential Boston seafood restaurant that you do not want to skip on.

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The North End

Not too far from downtown, you can find Boston’s little slice of Italy. The North End offers an abundance (every 2 steps) of Italian restaurants, gelato shops, and bakeries. There is a constant debate over which bakery is better so we’ll just suggest going to both to decide for yourself. Both Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry are located on Hanover Street and have some of the best cannoli’s around. If pizza is what you’re looking for then you can’t go wrong. Ernesto’s, Regina’s and Umberto’s are all places you can grab a delicious slice. Umberto’s is where to go for an amazing slice of Sicilian but the line is out the door early and once they sell out they’re gone. After pizza grab a cocktail whipped up by the bartenders at Parla, and if you’re really daring, roll the dice for a mystery concoction decided by the house. If you’re looking to take in the sights of the North End the area features the Old North Church, Paul Revere House and also Langone Park.

Restaurant Suggestions:

Giacomo’s (no reservations)- An acclaimed, no-frills Italian-American restaurant where the food is to die for but the lines can get long!

Neptune Oyster (no reservations)- One of Boston’s most renowned seafood spots. Expect to wait a while but it’s worth it.

Bricco: Sophisticated Italian spot with delicious pasta, late-night brick oven pizza, and drinks.

Aqua Pazza- North End’s best kept neighborhood secret serving Italian/Mediterranean plates.

More classic Italian fare:

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The South End

On the opposite side of the city you can find the South End, which is full of some of the best restaurants that Boston has to offer. Whether you are looking for Spanish tapas at Toro, some gastro-pub styled American at The Gallows, or some classic French at Gaslight Brasserie du Coin, you can’t go wrong in the South End. After lunch you can walk down to 450 Harrison Ave. where you can find the newly converted warehouse known as SoWa. This former warehouse now houses various artists’ studios, small shops and kiosks selling everything from toys and trinkets to sculptures and home accessories. On Saturday mornings 20 food trucks show up and take over the SoWa parking lot along with even more artists and vendors. After the market you can venture down Tremont, Shawmut or Washington to check out the multitude of retail shops. Or you could just call it a day and go get some sweets from the Flour bakery, our go-to venue for birthday cakes.

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