Boston's Freedom Trail takes you on a 2.5 -mile journey through the streets of the city past 16 notable historical sites with a close connection to the events leading up to the start of the Revolutionary War. It is an easy walk, apart from spending hours trudging on concrete, and a prominent red line has been laid down along the whole route so it is a challenge to get lost. Many of the sites can be entered (for a fee) so you could easily spend a day if you wanted to exploring all this trail has to offer.
Boston’s nearly four centuries of history are showcased by the city’s must-see sights. Start your tour on the Freedom Trail, which will lead you to landmarks like the Paul Revere House and Boston Common. Or, discover Beantown’s artsy side at the Museum of Fine Arts and its fashion sense along Newbury Street. If you’re a fan of baseball, you can’t miss catching a game at Fenway Park, home to the famous Red Sox. Though blowing through your travel fund is a cinch in Boston, there are also plenty of things to do that won’t cost you a penny; the lovely Boston Public Garden and the lively Faneuil Hall Marketplace can be experienced without opening your wallet.
1. THE FREEDOM TRAIL
Walk Into History and experience more than 250 years of history on Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail — the 2.5-mile red line leading to 16 nationally significant historic sites, each one an authentic treasure. Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1951, the Freedom Trail is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond. Today the Freedom Trail is a world-renowned, signature tourist experience attracting over 4 million people annually to visit Boston’s precious 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century sites.
2. ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM
3. BOSTON DUCK TOUR
Hop aboard Boston’s Original and World Famous, Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a WWII style amphibious vehicle that travels on land and water. You’ll be greeted by one of our legendary ConDUCKtors, who’ll be narrating your tour. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, it’s time for a Big Splash as your ConDUCKtor drives the DUCK right into the Charles River for breathtaking views of Boston and Cambridge.
4. BOSTON TEA PARTY & SHIPS
5. TAKE A TOUR OF FENWAY PARK
6. MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
7. SAMUEL ADAMS BREWERY
9. JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
10. BOSTOM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Best time to visit Boston
The best time to visit Boston is from June to October. Mild autumn weather makes touring around on foot a joy. And even though summer brings in swarms of tourists and expensive hotel rates, the sidewalk cafes, baseball games and outdoor concerts make it worth a trip. Winter is chilly, so pack a warm coat and a pair of boots if you decide to see Beantown sprinkled (or immersed) with snow. Another incentive for wintertime: you might catch a great deal on a hotel. If winter is too cold for you but summer and fall’s hotel rates fall outside your budget, try visiting at the start of the spring season.
Where to stay in Boston
1. ELIOT SUITE HOTEL (5-STAR)
Built in 1925, the historic Eliot Suite Hotel is located in Boston’s Back Bay neighbourhood. It offers an on-site sashimi bar and elegantly decorated rooms with down comforters and marble bathrooms.
The Eliot is less than five minutes away from Hynes Convention Center. Nearby shopping includes the Prudential Shopping Center and Newberry Street shops. Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is 1,000 yards away
2. THE VERB HOTEL
3. MOROCCAN BOUTIQUE GUEST HOUSE
Featuring uniquely decorated suites, Moroccan Boutique Guest House is located in Boston.
The property is 2.1 mi from Boston Common, 2.7 mi from Copley Square and 3.6 mi from Fenway Park.
The Monument Restaurant and Tavern is located just steps from the property and serves wood-fired pizzas, steak, seafood; brunch on weekends.