What To Do In Boston: Travel Guide
Suggestions, By You!
Last weekend I went to Boston with one of my best friends, Danielle, for a little girls’ trip! It was a very last minute trip (like bought the ticket 5 days before we left!), which made it all the more fun. We didn’t have a ton of time to plan and just went with a few ideas in mind: good food, cute places, and the Monet exhibit. That was it. ha! We figured we would just walk around and take it all in!
But before we left, I popped a little recommendation box up in my Instagram story and WHOA, you came through. I am *so* glad I asked you because your ideas were waaay better than ours, and we hit so many things on your lists!
So today, I thought I’d round up all of the most suggested places made by Y-O-U! That way you can bookmark this page and keep it as a resource for the next time you head to Boston… because that’s certainly what I’ll be doing.
We were only there for three days, and I could have stayed for a week. So much to see and take in! And if you haven’t been, add it to your list… you’ll love it.
Also, as for the list below, the ones with the * are places we went. I’ll make sure to add a little note by them as well! Truly, we had the best time, and I know you will too!
Where to Eat in Boston:
- Picnic Moments Boston* (Charcuterie Boards) I was in talks with Anges, the owner, about doing this one of the nights, but we ended up running out of time! If you go to Boston, DO THIS!
- 75 on Liberty Wharf (American)
- Pammy’s (American)
- Tatte Bakery & Cafe * (American) – Okay, well we ate here three times. They are gluten/dairy friendly and so good!
- Neptune Oyster (Seafood)
- Saltie Girl (Seafood)
- Row 34* (Seafood) – The seafood is so yummy! I got half of a lobster, ha!
- Mamma Maria (Italian)
- Regina Pizzeria (Italian)
- Fox and the Knife (Italian)
- Monica’s (Italian)
- Colette* (French) – Maybe the best meal of the trip?! Near Harvard, so if you’re that way, it’s the next stop on the train.
- Petit Rober (French)
- Cafe Bonjour* (French) – This place was fantastic! They are gluten/dairy friendly and truly amazing.
- Lolita – (Mexican)
- Citrus & Salt * – (Mexican) It’s fantastic and so fun! The cocktails are fancy and very Instagramable.
- Kava Tavern (Greek)
- Lola 42 (Bistro & Sushi)
- Mariel (Tapas)
- Frenchie (Wine Bar)
- Beehive (Live Jazz)
- Toro (Tapas)
- Cisco Brewery (Pop-Up Beer Garden)
- Liberty Hotel (Drinks)
- Florentine Cafe (Bar & Bistro)
- Bell & Hand (Tavern)
- HoneyComb Creamery (Ice Cream)
- Taiyaki NYC* – (Asian Ice Cream) This place was so fun! It’s Asian ice cream, and it couldn’t be any cuter!
- Flour Bakery* (Bakery) – Great allergy friendly options! Grabbed coffee there twice!
- Mikes Pastries (Bakery – get the cannolis)
What to See in Boston:
- Museum of Fine Arts* – This was spectacular. Highly recommend.
- Keelleher Rose Garden* – Ugh, this was flooded and blocked off because of the hurricane when we were there… but I’ve heard it’s stunning in the sunshine.
- Isabella Gardner Museum
- Institute of Contemporary Art
- Public Garden* – It’s just a beautiful park in the heart of Boston!
- Swan Boats at Public Garden* – Definitely do this if the weather is nice; it was less than $5 and such an enjoyable ride.
- Harvard Yard* – We took the train out to Harvard, and it was just so lovely. Can’t recommend it enough.
- Faneuil Hall
- Public Library
- JFK Library (Best View)
- Navy Yard
- Freedom Trail
- USS Constitution
- Fort Point Channel Walk
- Water Taxi
- Arnold Arboretum (Great for photos!)
- Fenway Park
- Make Way for Ducklings Statue
- Beacon Hill
- Newberry Street
Where to Shop in Boston:
- SoWa Vintage Market * (Vintage: Sunday 11am-4pm) – This was so much fun and worth it, especially if you like to treasure hunt!
- Black Ink (Paper Goods)
- Back Bay* (Shopping) – The shops on Back Bay are adorable, and the street is idyllic–definitely worth a stroll.
- Seaport District* (Shopping) – We fell in love with this area, definitely a great place shop around.
- Brattle Book Shop* (Books) – This is a Boston MUST. We ended up buying so many vintage books, we had to walk around the corner to a post office and ship them home! Ha!
- Grolier Poetry Book Shop (Books)
- Trident Bookstore (Books)
Hopefully this list is helpful! And I appreciate so many of you sending me notes on what to do and where to go! I can’t wait to go back and take Ryan.