Young, dynamic, historical, innovative - that is how we know Boston. Take one of the Hubway bikes or put on comfy shoes and go explore the city's pretty streets.
These are the #favoriteplaces we highly recommend visiting:
Boston Public Library
Boston’s beautiful public library is a perfect place to get some work done, but even if you are just in town for vacation, this place is worth a visit. You definitely should not miss out on the stunning reading room on the first floor. If the weather is nice and you are lucky enough to get a table you can sit outside in the wonderful courtyard - with free WiFi.
Haymarket and Bricco Bakery
When on a budget, Haymarket is THE place to go to fill your fridge with fresh veggies and fruits. Each Friday and Saturday the streets around Haymarket station are filled with vendors selling food for ridiculously little money. Once you are in the area, walk over to the North End and stop by at our favorite bakery: Bricco is a tiny, hidden place in the backyard of two buildings - and if you don’t watch for the little hand-shaped sign on the wall, you are likely to miss it. Squeeze down the stairs to the basement and you are technically standing next to the bakers’ ovens. This place is truly special, and their olive bread is simply delicious.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
A Venetian palace right in the center of Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers you refuge from the hectic city life. Entering the museum, you will get the first view of the spectacular garden in the patio - creating a green oasis with different plants each season. From there you can go explore the various colored rooms with paintings, sculptures, furniture... and get an idea about who this woman with a remarkably special taste was. Lucky: if your name is Isabella, you will even get in for free! If you are in the area and want to go all in on museums, make sure to also check out the Museum of Fine Arts (free admission on Wednesdays after 4pm).
South End Open Market
Every Sunday from May through October, the South End Open Market invites Bostonians and visitors to stroll through its wonderful selection of local products. You will find Boston’s typical food trucks serving a broad variety of dishes, a farmers market for locally grown produce, and a wonderful crafts market with New England vendors selling their handmade pieces of art. Vendors change very frequently and there is just too much delicious food you need to try, so you can definitely go there more than once.
Charles River Esplanade
Boston’s Esplanade is a beautiful park that stretches along Charles River. Bring a snack, sit down on one of the wooden docks by the water and watch the many sailboats and kayaks on the river - you will forget that the busy city is right behind you. In summer, you can enjoy outdoor movie showings at the Hatch Shell (a little stage in the park) - and the best is: it is completely free of charge!
We belief Mela in Boston’s South End is the best Indian restaurant in town. The prices are in the mid-range, but the cozy restaurant serves delicious dishes that are worth the money. The place is not too big and gets busy during peak hours, so it might not be a bad idea to call ahead and make a reservation. When around, make sure you try the Peshawari - a naan bread filled with nuts and honey. It tastes like heaven!