Top 20 Things to do in Boston When Traveling for Business
- Apr 21, 2015
Make the most out of your next business trip in Massachusetts. Whether you want to uncover Boston’s significant past, walk throughout the city, or take in some of the New England’s greatest food, there are so many ways to enjoy your time in Massachusetts. Here are 20 top things to do in Boston:
1. Breakfast at Fill-a-Buster
Be sure to make time to get over to this Beacon Hill favorite. It’s a small diner with delicious breakfast sandwiches. That’s something to get out of bed for!
142 Bowdin Street, Boston
2. Relaxation in Boston Common
Lay out a towel during warm weather seasons and appreciate the beautiful sights of Boston Common. Frisbee, football, running or resting, Boston Common is where you want to be after a long work week.
148 Tremont Street, Boston
3. Watch a Red Sox Game…at a Bar
Lying beneath the bleachers in center field at Fenway Park is Bleacher Bar. This special spot offers tasty food and drinks with a spectacular viewing experience, one of the best attractions in Boston. Bleacher Bar has a window that looks directly through centerfield and into the park.
82A Lansdowne Street, Boston
4. Check Out Brooklyn Boulders
In Somerville, Brooklyn Boulders offers a rock climbing and fitness facility that combines climbing terrain with art, culture, music, and entrepreneurship.
12A Tyler Street, Somerville
5. Pick Up New Skills
Learn a new skill such as bike building or metal working – at Artisan’s Asylum, a non-profit community craft studio dedicated to teaching and learning of a wide variety of crafts.
10 Tyler Street, Somerville
6. Explore a Roof Garden
Looking for some greenery in the city? The Marriott in Kendall Square has a rooftop garden with stellar views, and it’s definitely one of the top things to do in Boston, especially if you’re only staying there for a few days.
50 Broadway, Cambridge
7. Go on a Sam Adams Brewery Tour
Tour one of the most popular beer brands in the United States that’s founded and headquartered in Boston. Cheers!
30 Germania Street, Boston
8. Taste Wine at Central Bottle
Or if you’re more of a wine-o, enjoy a wine tasting at Central Bottle.
196 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
9. Tour Fenway Park
Of course you should go to a Red Sox game, but also consider getting a tour of the park where you can go on the field for a very different experience of Fenway Park.
4 Yawkey Way, Boston
10. Visit the Mapparium
Visit the middle of the world – literally. Go inside a three-story, stained-glass globe for a world-famous experience.
200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
11. Observe the Night Sky
The Public Open Night at the Observatory allows people to come observe the night sky and learn some astronomy.
725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
12. Kayak on the Charles River
You may have walked alongside the Charles River, but have you been on it? Paddle Boston lets you kayak for an hour two on the iconic river.
15 Broad Canal Street, Cambridge
13. Explore the Boston Harbor Islands
Get off the mainland and explore the islands around Boston Harbor – you can tour lighthouses, enjoy a ferry ride, kayak, and unplug from the city for a bit.
15 State Street, Suite 1100, Boston
14. Buy Fresh (& Local)
Get the freshest meat and produce at a Boston-area farmers market.
15. Go to a Concert
Hatch Shell brings quality entertainment to the Boston area. Be sure to attend a show this summer at the venue.
47 David G Mugar Way, Boston
16. Go to a Concert…at a Library
You can also enjoy concerts at the courtyard in the middle of Boston Public Library during the summertime.
700 Boylston Street, Boston
17. Take in the View
Get a remarkable view of the Boston skyline for free at Tufts University’s library roof.
419 Boston Avenue, Medford
18. Vintage Shop at Restoration Resources
Restoration Resource is a renowned retail shop that carries vintage artifacts from historical sites, period homes, Beacon Hill brownstones, and other buildings throughout New England.
1946 Washington Street, Boston
19. Visit Castle Island
Tour Castle Island for a little fun with some history. The island is home to Fort Independence, a National Historic Landmark, and is easily accessible by public transportation.
2080 William J Day Boulevard, Boston
20. And Before You Leave…
Before heading to Logan Airport, grab pizza at Santarpio’s for a true taste of Boston. It’s a short cab ride to the airport and the food is mouth-watering. Bon appetite and bon voyage!
111 Chelsea Street, Boston
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