3 Day Itinerary in Boston | Part 2
One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston offers the perfect mix of new and old - where The Freedom Trail landmarks stand beside cutting edge restaurants. Given its age, Boston’s streets aren’t arranged in a grid or anything remotely resembling an organizational structure. Given that each Boston neighborhood tells its own story - it's the perfect place to get lost. Just be careful when walking on cobblestone!
For Part 1: 3 Day Itinerary in Boston | Part 1
(1) Check out the best that Boston has to offer at the Public Market
(2) Continue the appreciation of local produce and crafts at the Quincy Market & Faneuil Hall
(3) Enjoy an oysters and chowder lunch at Union Oyster House
(4) Learn about the birth of America at the Boston Tea Party Ships
(5) Enjoy a pint (or two... or three) at Sam Adam's Brewery
(6) Indulge at Toro
1. Check out the best that Boston has to offer at the Public Market
[Photo credit: Fitt, Boston Public Market]
The Boston Public Market is an indoor public market with 35 shops, offering everything from prepared and take-out meals to meats, dairy products, fish, and produce, to flowers, herbs, nuts, and chocolate, to hand-crafted wooden bowls, stone platters, lotions, and woolens. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England; locals and visitors alike can find seasonal goodies. The market itself is a wonderful respite in any type of weather. The open spaces and inviting atmosphere is a great place to spend a few hours. There is ample room to sit down and enjoy a snack. There's also an outdoor farmers’ market that is open on Sundays and Wednesdays from May to November.
2. Continue the appreciation of local produce and crafts at the Quincy Market & Faneuil Hall
In the historic heart of Boston is the famous Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Located in downtown Boston, this complex of unique shops, well known chain stores, food court, restaurants and taverns are a major attraction for tourists, daytrippers, locals and those working nearby. Steps away from the waterfront, Faneuil Hall is actually four great places in one location – Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market. There are over 70 retailers that occupy the 200,000 square feet of retail and 160,000 square feet of space on Boston’s iconic mixed use festival marketplace.
Some history on this must-visit site in Boston
In 1742 Peter Faneuil, Boston’s wealthiest merchant, built Faneuil Hall as a gift to the city.
It is where the colonists first protested the Sugar Act in 1764 and established the doctrine of “no taxation without representation.”
Faneuil Hall has played host to many impassioned speakers, from Oliver Wendall Holmes and Susan B. Anthony to Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy, always living up to its nickname, “The Cradle of Liberty.”
Located between Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Rose Kennedy Greenway, the New England Aquarium and the Boston Harbor, there is Christopher Columbus Park. The park features an iconic trellis lit with blue lights during the holiday and winter season. In the center of the park is the statue of Christopher Columbus.
3. Enjoy an oysters and chowder lunch at Union Oyster House
[Photo credit: Union Oyster House, Inbound Destinations]
Union Oyster House, located on the Freedom Trail, near Faneuil Hall, is amongst the oldest operating restaurants in the U.S. and one of the best places for (you guessed it) oysters. While it certainly draws a tourist contingent looking to get their clam chowder fix, this place also sees neighborhood regulars as well as Government Center nine-to-fivers. It serves all the iconic New England dishes: clam chowder, lobster rolls, baked beans, broiled scrod, as well as oysters and clams every which way. If you don't know what to order, just ask. Whatever it is you end up having... just make sure you have some of their world-famous cocktail sauce.
4. Learn about the birth of America at the