Historic Points Of Interest And Things To Do In Boston

by Julia on March 23, 2020

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Thinking of visiting Boston, Massachusetts? Here are several options for you to consider. Things to do, historic places to visit as well as first class lodging and restaurant options.

Boston’s Best Historical Sites
Boston is known around the world as the birthplace of the American Revolution.  Specifically, the North End neighborhood is the oldest residential community in the USA; with a treasure trove of historical sites including the Old North Church, Paul Revere House and the North Square Park, the center of the 17th century community life.

Boston visitors gravitate toward Hanover Street, one of the oldest streets in Boston, to enjoy dining in the area’s dozens of Italian restaurants and pastry shops. Take your vote into the never-ending cannoli war: which one is better, Mike’s Pastry or Modern Pastry? Or if you like to stay by the waterfront, enjoy coffee and pastries at Battery Wharf’s Cafe Amalfi. Boston’s North End is the place to be for your Italian food and dessert cravings with a sprinkle of European charm.

Step into history with the Freedom Trail, the infamous 2-1/2 mile pedestrian walkway that traces a path from Boston Common through Faneuil Hall to the USS Constitution.  The 16 spots help preserve and showcase the American Revolution. Equally pedestrian-friendly, the 43-mile Boston Harborwalk is dotted with parks, cafes, interpretive signage and more.

Things To Do
If you book your stay right on the Boston Harbor waterfront at Battery Wharf Hotel
you can walk to nearby Christopher Columbus Park, one of America’s earliest waterfront parks of the modern era. Or, take a boat ride through the harbor by Spirit Cruises or Odyssey Cruises. Either of these options provides breathtaking views of the harbor, the city and the adjacent Boston Harbor Islands.

If you are seeking a night out on the town, nearby options include both theatre and the arts. Choose from classical concerts, ballets, Broadway shows, and more in the nearby areas:  Boston Opera House by Citizens Bank, the Wang Theatre or Boston Symphony Hall.

If you are traveling with family, the many museums in Boston offer a fun and educational family experience. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are located nearby where you and your family will be surrounded by endless European masterpieces and pop-up exhibits.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers events like the Weekend Concert Series or Third Thursdays where the museum is open late at night. While the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) features art, wine, tapas, and music on their weekly First Fridays and if you’ve wandered closer to the Seaport, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) features a live DJ, cocktails, and live performances also named First Fridays.

Are your kids into science? Visit the Museum of Science with over 700 interactive exhibits including a planetarium and an IMAX theatre. The museum is less than a 10 minutes drive from the Hotel. Or if your children are more into history and fossils, cross the Charles River to the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge to see collections of dinosaurs and other prehistoric mammals.

As there’s never a shortage of events and things to do in Boston. the New England Aquarium, is another great choice and located just 10 minutes away by foot from the Battery Wharf Hotel. The aquarium offers a fun learning experience for kids of all ages, as it is home to thousands of aquatic animals and features a Shark & Ray Touch Tank and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef.

Dinner Out?
The Battery Wharf Grille located at the Battery Wharf Hotel boston accepts dinner reservations which is a perfect way to end the day right on the North End waterfront. After dinner, you can cross the street to Faneuil Hall where your family can catch Marketplace Movie Nights.

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