Things to do heah in Boston when you visit
We’re from around heah and we’d like to share some of our favorite local things to do with you. While you visit, enjoy what Boston has to offer.
Boston is a walking city, especially the downtown oldest areas of the city. Public transportation (MBTA—called the T) is extensive and you can always cab/uber/lyft. Reminder: Do not drive in Boston unless you have a death wish. For Boston drivers, traffic laws are considered mere suggestions.
Things to do:
Newbury Street-shop til you drop
Harvard Square-take in the campus, the restaurants and shops, the Harvard Museums
The Kennedy Library
Fanueil Hall and Quincy Market-designed for tourism but fun to visit-if you’re walking to the Aquarium, it’s on the way
Aquarium-a wonderful place to visit-not just for kids
Museum of Science-ditto
Prudential Center-an indoor shopping area that’s a good place to browse and then have lunch at Eataly
Two of our favorite things to do with friends who come to visit:
—The Boston Harbor cruise–on public transportation
From the Aquarium, take the MBTA boat (part of the MBTA mass transit system) to Charlestown. There are great views of the city from the boat and depending on the flight paths, you’ll see takeoffs and landings at Logan Airport. The boat lets you off within sight of the USS Constitution and a small but interesting maritime museum. You can walk from there to the Bunker Hill Monument and museum. Then take the boat back to Boston or walk back into the North End, the vibrant old Italian section of town.
—Beacon Hill and medical history
Take the Red Line to Charles St. and walk two blocks to the main building of Massachusetts General Hospital. On your way, you can visit the Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation on your left. The roof garden has views of Beacon Hill.
Proceed to the main lobby of the hospital, go straight and watch for signs to the Bulfinch building and the Ether Dome. The old operating theater from the mid-1800s where general anesthesia was first given in America is now a small museum. This surgical amphitheater is open weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, except during faculty meetings which are still held there.
You can then walk down Charles St. to the Boston Common and the Public Garden, with lots of restaurants and shops along the way, or you can walk up and over Beacon Hill parallel to Charles St. and experience more of the architecture and charm. When you get to the corner of Charles St. and Beacon St., look to the right on Beacon and you will see the Cheers bar.
Across from the intersection of Charles and Beacon to your left is Boston Common and to the left up Beacon is the Massachusetts State House. Across Beacon to your right is the Public Garden, definitely worth a stroll. From this area you can either head to Newbury Street or to the Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts
Isabella Stewart Gardner museum
Institute of Contemporary Art
Harvard Art Museums
More art to see near Newbury St./Copley Square:
John Singer Sargent murals in the Boston Public Library
LaFarge windows in Trinity Church in Copley Square
There is lots more to do in Boston, but these are some of our favorite places and experiences to show off our city. Enjoy being heah! Follow us so you won’t miss our upcoming restaurant recommendations. @ZurickDavis or @ZDinterim or on Linkedin at ZurickDavis or ZDinterim
Posted on Aug 07, 2018