Boston is one of my favorite cities to visit. There is something to do for anyone and everyone in this city, not to mention the amazing architecture, culture and food. My family and I traveled up to Boston this past fall, and had the opportunity to spend a few days in the city. We LOVE it when we have a couple of days off in one place because it’s a wonderful opportunity for some quality time to explore and be together. Below I’ve shared several of my favorite activities to do in Boston!
The Freedom Trail – This is a walking trail of 16 historical significant sites. You do not have to purchase any tickets, but you can take a private guide tour. I am so grateful that I was able to show Penelopi several of the sites. My favorite was the Old State House — an absolutely beautiful building that once housed the colony’s government. Several events happened there that contributed to the start of the American Revolution. I have added a private tour of the Old State House to my list when I come back!
via Freedom Trail Foundation
The Boston Aquarium – When you enter the aquarium you immediately see an open air habitat of penguins that wraps around a three story aquarium tank, full of all sorts of sea life. As we watched them fight for the top of the rock, dive into the water and catch a couple of fish, it was an amazing sight to see the penguins interact with each other. They are certainly the stars of this aquarium! We watched them for what seemed like an hour, and filmed a little bit of their game of “King of the Hill.” We were in total awe and quite entertained by these little guys.
Babbo Pizzeria – I love Italian Cuisine. We were introduced to Babbo by one of my favorite people Lori McKenna. We met her and her wonderful husband, Gene, there for dinner one night. The restaurant sat us at a big round table so we could order family style and interact with everyone. As an appetizer, we enjoyed a wonderful variety of different cheeses, meats and olives. My main dish was the Tagliatelle al Ragu which was heavenly. I don’t think I left one bite in the bowl.
Boston Tea Party Museum
The Boston Tea Party Museum is a perfect example of my favorite kind of museum because it’s interactive and fun for all ages. Our tour started in a town hall meeting where members of our group were chosen to play roles in the storytelling of the Boston Tea Party. We were then escorted on to “The Eleanor” that was filled with replica tea boxes from British East India Company. The kids even had the chance to “throw tea into the sea” and also saw an actual tea box from the British East India Company that was recovered from the water. The museum curators are friendly and answered all of the curious children’s questions. I can not say enough great things about this museum – the Boston Tea Party Museum is a MUST if you ever visit!
Have any of you ever been to Boston? What are some of the cool things you’ve done?