Boston is a great location for a city trip, we spend a few days here in the summer of 2022 and in this post I tell you about some of the hotspots we visited. It was our first big trip outside of Europe with our 1 year old son and after the pandemic, but we really enjoyed this vibrant city!
Places to eat
Thinking Cup is a nice small shop next to Boston Common park. Their quiches and sandwiches are superb!
Mike’s Pastry is home of the cannoli from Boston. Lots of different tasty flavors, but also plenty of other sweets to get from there!
Faneuil Hall tells something more about the history of Boston, and it is one of the most visited touristic spots in the US. Many famous people like Samual Adams performed speeches here. It is also a marketplace to get some nice souvenirs. Quincy market is also a part of the famous halls and has some amazing stalls with food and beverages. Around the squares there are a lot of nice restaurants and shops.
Places to visit
A great place to visit is the New England Aquarium. Visiting the New England Aquarium in Boston with a kid can be an incredibly fun and educational experience. The aquarium is home to a diverse range of marine life, including penguins, sea turtles, sharks, and many different types of fish. Kids will love the interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, such as touching stingrays and horseshoe crabs. The aquarium also offers daily shows and presentations, such as the popular seal and sea lion training sessions. In addition to the animals, the aquarium has a beautiful waterfront location and stunning views of Boston Harbor. Overall, a trip to the New England Aquarium is a fantastic way to inspire a love of marine life in children while creating lasting memories.
Quincy Market, located in the heart of downtown Boston, is a vibrant and historic marketplace that attracts both locals and tourists alike. Originally built in the 1820s, the market has been transformed into a bustling hub of shops, restaurants, and street performers. Visitors can sample a variety of local specialties, from clam chowder to lobster rolls, or browse the many unique gift shops and artisanal vendors. The stunning architecture of the market, with its grand columns and glass ceilings, adds to the overall charm of the area. A visit to Quincy Market is a must-do when in Boston, offering a glimpse into the city’s rich history and culture.
Another great cast away from the day-to-day business of the city is the Boston Public Garden. This is a stunning park located in the heart of Boston. Known for its vibrant floral displays and charming water features, the garden is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to relax and soak up some natural beauty. The park is home to a variety of statues, including the famous “Make Way for Ducklings” sculpture, which pays homage to Robert McCloskey’s beloved children’s book. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the garden’s winding paths, enjoy a picnic on the lush lawns, or even take a ride on the iconic Swan Boats. With its enchanting atmosphere and rich history, the Boston Public Garden is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages.
If you’re a basketball fan (like me) visiting Boston, be sure to check out the NBA stadium and the Boston Celtics fan shop. The stadium, also known as TD Garden, is home to the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. Do not forget to head over to the fan shop, where you can stock up on Celtics gear to show your team spirit. From jerseys and hats to souvenirs and memorabilia, the fan shop has everything you need to rep your favorite team. Whether you’re a diehard Celtics fan or simply appreciate the excitement of a good game, a visit to the NBA stadium in Boston is a must-do activity for sports enthusiasts. We visited during the NBA Finals which the Celtics reached last season! It also has a great food court with lots of options!
And, just enjoy walking through the city! Eating a nice pastry and enjoy the good beers and skyscrapers surrounding you!