4 days in Boston

Boston is on the east coast of the United States in New England and has a population of 677,000 people. It’s famous for the Boston tea party, amazing sea food and as home to the Red Sox, amongst many other things.

Below, are my top tourist attractions, places for food and top tips – enjoy!

Top tourist attractions

Whale watching

fullsizerenderSeeing humpback whales swimming in a pack in their natural habitat is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever witnessed.

Considering their size, they swim with such grace and are very curious to humans.

There are several boat companies operating on the harbour that offer tours. We opted for Boston Harbour Cruises which took us around 1.5 hours out to sea and left us having 60 minutes watching these incredible creatures before heading back.

Be warned – the sea can be quite choppy that far out on a relatively small boat so if you get sea sick, take something with you.

Fenway Park tour

red-soxHome to the Boston Red Sox baseball team, Fenway Park is an iconic part of the city.

If you fancy watching a game, purchase tickets online – the season is pretty long so you can go most of the year and if you don’t mind sitting at the back, you can get pretty cheap tickets.

If you want to know more about the stadium itself, take the tour which lasts around an hour and costs $18. In it, you’ll see one red chair in a sea of green that marks the ball distance of the longest ever home run and learn loads about America’s oldest baseball stadium.

Boston Common

Boston has a very British feel to it and us Brits love a good park/ common!

This one in particular is the oldest city park in the United States, dating back to 1634.

It spreads 50 acres and has a dainty little stream running through it with bridges to walk over.

Take a book and sit on the grass or walk around and admire the view. It’s very beautiful and quiet, perfect for a low key afternoon.

Favourite eats

Atlantic Fish, Back Bay

Located on the main road in Back Bay, this place was outstanding.
It offers fresh fish served daily, 7 days per week and is quite a high end restaurant, with a matching price tag.

I actually went to the restaurant as a celebration as I’d just got engaged in New York then flew to Boston so this was to mark the occasion. We shared the New England Lobster Feast which was made up of clam chowder (I fell in love with this so much that I ate it everyday), corn on the cob, new potatoes, steamed lobster, mussels and steamers for $89. It was absolutely beautiful and I’d love to go back again.

Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market

This place is a foodies dream. It’s two long halls of independent food places offering things from pulled pork sandwiches to giant slices of pizza, hot dogs, clam chowder and ribs.

I went here everyday to eat the clam chowder – they even do it in a bread bowl!

Give yourself at least a couple of hours here as there’s so much to sample and buy – really great market!

The Pour House

If you want something in between high end dining and street food, try the Pour House.

It’s a bar but they do food and it was really tasty. Portions are huge and it was pretty reasonably priced.

I went for the salmon with spinach and risotto – tasty! If you want a table, I’d suggest you book. If you want to eat at the bar, just walk in.

Top tips

Check out the free games outside of the food market – they have chess, ping pong tables, cards and loads more. We sat all afternoon playing chess with a beer, watching the world go by, it was great

Walk to the Harpoon Beer House, they brew their own beer and you can get a rack of ‘third pints’ to try.
They tend to do seasonal options e.g pumpkin beer – it was so good that I bought some to bring home.


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