More than 16 million people visit Boston every year and with good reason. This New England city has a wealth of history, museums, artistic and cultural venues, fabulous restaurants and entertainment. But if you really want to discover what the city is all about, see it like a local. Read on for the top things to do and see according to those who live here.
Read Books at the Boston Public Library
Established in 1848, the Boston Library is a beautiful and historic public library with educational tours offered daily. With barrel-arched ceilings, English oak bookcases, limestone balconies and more, the library is full of quiet splendor and cozy spots to sit down with your favorite book. Be sure to check out several famous works of art found in the library, including intricate murals by artists Edwin Austin Abbey, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and John Singer Sargent. Contact: 617-536-5400
Experience Authentic New England Clam Chowder
A visit to Boston isn’t truly complete until you’ve eaten at a pub where real New England Irish cuisine is being served up among friendly locals. One of the area’s most popular places, M.J. O’Connor’s Irish Pub in Back Bay, will delight your taste buds and offers a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a hearty bowl of Boston Harborfest Hall of Fame Winning Chowder as well as a modern take on traditional favorites like fish and chips and Guinness Beef Stew. With something to suit everyone’s palates, sample salads, sandwiches, entrees, appetizers, craft beers, cocktails and more.
Take a Tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery
Learn the story behind the American patriot and world-renown brewer. Take a tour of the Sam Adams Brewery and taste the various brews they craft. Learn all about the craft brewing process, taste delicious malts and sample several of their award-winning beers.