CITY GUIDE: BOSTON, USA
Boston has been in my top three of US cities to visit probably because the architecture reminds me most of Europe. Boston was officially established as a city in America in 1822 and known as one of the country’s oldest. It is a very scenic city that is rich in history and offers free walking tours like the Freedom Trail tour. Boston is sometimes known as the “Cradle of Liberty” that sparked the American Revolution and home to the most infamous political group, the Boston Tea Party.
Although, I visited on a Sunday for a one-day excursion, I still found Boston to be super relaxed for a capital city. Such a conveniently sized city that you can literally do a walking tour from the North to South End. Alternatively, you can also take the T-train or a city bus. If you’re driving into Boston, be sure to park at Post Office Square (garage located underground). Once you’re ready to explore Boston, feel free to check out these unique sights!
Quincy Market: A popular place to congregate that is also located indoors with the north and south ends of the market on either side. In the center seating area, there is usually live music playing while onlookers enjoy their food. The market has a range of food options like pizza, hotdogs, baked goods, and of course, clam chowder. If you walk slight upward from Quincy Market, you will find another health-oriented market called Boston Public Market (think raw chocolate and juices).
Boston Commons (seen above) and Public Gardens: Inside central Boston where you’ll find the most concentration of people getting in their exercise, having a picnic, or attending a festival. In the springtime, there are plenty of flower beds surrounding the Public Gardens (including multi-colored tulips) and it is where you’ll find the well-known George Washington statue.
Charles River Esplanade (as seen in featured image): In the Back Bay area of Boston, you will be led along the Esplanade where you can capture beautiful views of the waterfront and sailboats. The Charles River in Boston is a nice place to go for a long stroll when weather permits and to experience more of a suburban atmosphere away from the inner city.
The North End/Hanover St: The North End is known as Boston’s oldest residential community and a mainstay Italian neighborhood. This is a more peaceful region of Boston compared to the South End and there are landmarks here like the City Hall, the Paul Revere statue, and Old North Church. On Hanover Street, you will feel like you’re in Little Italy with a scrumptious selection of bakeries, cafes, delis, and restaurants.
Fenway Park: An attractive opportunity for baseball fans to visit the stadium home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912. Depending on the season you visit, you’ll be able to catch a game or at most have a tour of Fenway Park.