A little about Boston
The City of Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Whether you're there for a vacation, staycation, for work or to play there are hidden gems and must-see-sites, scattered throughout each of the Cities distinct neighborhoods and districts.
Here is a Doobie-approved list of some of the most well known spots around town. Enjoy what historical Boston has to offer and don’t forget to tag us on social media @trydoobie in your adventures!
Boston baked beans became famous because of the molasses spill (horrible), but if you are looking for something not as sticky, but just as sweet and full of family stories, start in the North End at one of the pastry shops - stay for the small talk, ask questions about the history of the old North Church and then start down the Boston Freedom Trail. You can’t actually “pahk yah cah on Hahvahd Yahd,” but you can stroll the campus, or catch a game at BC, take in a performance at Berklee, and try to spy Spot at MIT. Snap a picture outside of Cheers, but for the quintessential Boston photo visit Acorn Street. Ride the carousel on the Common, and experience the street performances, tastes and sounds of Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Popular Boston museums include the Science Museum, Boston Aquarium, the Massachusetts Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - there are public art installations all over the City. Cross the Boston Marathon Finishline, stroll the Charles or ride a Duck down the river, there’s a reason why we love that dirty water - not your thing, two-words Newbury Street.
Besides baked beans, Boston is best known for its rich history and having some of the best colleges in America, like Harvard, UMass, and Boston University. Individuals and families alike can visit Boston Common in downtown Boston, Freedom Trail, Bunker Hill, and Griffin’s Wharf, the location where the Boston Tea Party took place. Popular Boston museums include the Science Museum, Boston Aquarium, the Massachusetts Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Cross the Boston Marathon finish line and grab a drink at the bar where Cheers was filmed. Stroll through picturesque Beacon Hill, along Newbury Street of Back Bay or Harvard Square in Cambridge. Visit Copley Square and shop on Newbury Street, then stroll down the Charles Esplanade.