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A Weekend in Boston

If there’s any big city I know, it’s Boston. I grew up in a suburb of Portland, Maine, which is just 2 hours north of the city, so we came down at least once a year. That became multiple times when I started having health problems – I’ve been a patient at Massachusetts General Hospital, and before that Children’s Hospital of Boston, since 2007 – and then my parents moved down in 2012. All that experience plus my own of living here full-time since 2014 means that I really know Boston. I’ve talked before about things to do in the city (see below), but today is more specifically what I would recommend you do if you took a weekend trip to Boston.

See my post from last year about what to do in Boston in the summer!
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Weekend Trip to Boston

Museums

Museum of Fine Arts – They have a great selection, a bit for everyone. My favorite is the impressionist room, but I also love their American historical section.

Museum of Science – Have kids? Go here! Also fun for adults.

New England Aquarium – Penguins! Sea lions! Turtles! Oh my!

Food

The North End – This area of Boston is known for authentic Italian food. Like, Italian food by Italians. You should especially go to Mike’s Pastry and enjoy a cannoli for me since I can’t eat them.

Quincy Market – The market itself has every type of food you can possibly imagine, and outside the market there are so many different restaurants.

Some great gluten-free places: Sonsie, Aquitaine, Stephanie’s on Newbury, Stephi’s, Parish Cafe, b.good, Joe’s American Bar and Grill, and Flour. There are so many more, but these are the ones I go to the most.

Historical Sights

USS Constitution – It’s a ship (and the ship’s museum) that was launched in 1797. Yeah, you read that right.

Faneuil Hall – This is at the same location as Quincy Market, so get some food, do some shopping, and see some history.

Old North Church – Remember “One if by land, two if by sea”? This is the place!

Shopping

Newbury Street

Copley Place and The Shops at Prudential

Faneuil Hall

Cambridgeside Galleria

Other Things

Fenway tour and/or Red Sox games

Bruins or Celtics games

Sam Adams Brewery Tour

Theater District – Catch a show! This area is where the Broadway productions on tour head.

Duck Tour – See Boston through a guided tour that heads over land and water.

Enjoy! Is there anything about Boston you want to know?

Like this post? Check out:

What To Do in Boston this Fall, What To Do in Boston this Summer, What To Pack for a Weekend Trip

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