Boston Things To Do
1. Fenway Park
Fenway Park is the oldest pro baseball park still in use. It's a must-do experience for anyone who truly wants to know what Boston and Bostonians are about.
4 Yawkey Way, Boston
2. Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Visiting Faneuil Hall Marketplace has always been one of my favorite Boston things to do. It's got a fun and vibrant energy that you can't help but enjoy. I don't know if it's a result of it's proximity to the harbor or what, but it's got a sort of magical feel that I just love.
As a kid, visiting Faneuil Hall Marketplace meant getting to eat Rock Candy and watch fantastic street performers. Nowadays, I'm more interested in the unique events, great shopping and scrumptious food!
From about mid-April through mid-November, there's a carousel just behind the Marketplace (right in front of the Boston Harbor). The last time we went on it, Siena chose the horse named America - seemed quite appropriate given we'd recently moved back!
Christmas at Faneuil Hall MarketplaceFrom mid-November until New Years Eve, Blink! is the six-week holiday celebration that takes advantage of this excellent venue. Learn all about Blink! at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and see a video of its first ever Christmas tree lighting extravaganza.
Btw, if you've got kids, you're almost always likely to run into someone making "balloon art" for tips. Siena's last pink balloon-flower served as a great source of entertainment for her and our "new friends" on the T on the way home!
Boston Mama Tip: There's a unique and very special shop now in Faneuil Hall called AFH: The Store. Learn about AFH here.
For a taste of Beantown's street performers (buskers), check out this video. Many of the performances featured were filmed at Faneuil Hall. FYI, Harvard Square's another great place to find creative and inspiring street performers.
3. Newbury Street Shopping
Newbury Street is a super-trendy and upscale shopping mecca of downtown Boston. Great place to go for coffee, maybe buy a wedding dress (I got mine at an amazingly reasonable price at Jessica McClintock on Newbury Street), get your hair done or simply window shop to your heart's content.
And, one of my favorite (and useful) Boston quirks: The streets crossing Newbury from Arlington to Hereford are in alphabetical order.
Newbury Street Shopping
4. The Frog Pond
The Frog Pond now has activities all through the year. A great place to stop and relax on your own, or go for some playtime as a family, especially with the Boston Common tot lot nearby.
5. The Zoo
If you're in the mood for a zoo, you may have two options (depending on your transportation situation) - the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo.
Franklin Park Zoo
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