Shopping Area / Landmark
Reviewed by Sarah G.
"My Take: The shopping district at Downtown Crossing in Boston is a popular, off-the-beaten-path type of area to venture to. When a lot of peop ..." more
Boston, MA 02228
Landmark / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review Located in the center of Cambridge, Harvard Square is a fun and happening area with a past that draws tourists and local history buffs alike. The spot in which Washington took control of the Continental Army, and the home of Harvard University, the nation’s oldest college, nowadays the Square is more of a commercial and ... more
HSBA: 18 Brattle Street, Suite 352
Boston, MA 02138
Landmark / Nightlife Area
Party Earth Review Dating back to the Revolutionary period when figures like Sam Adams stoked the flames of war, Faneuil Hall and its surroundings are now a daytime hotspot for shoppers and a nighttime haunt for barhoppers. Particularly packed on sunny summer days, the marketplace and its vendors attract hordes of tourists and bargain hunters ... more
4 South Market Building
Boston, MA 02109
Landmark / Outdoor Activity
Party Earth Review The oldest public park in the country, Boston Common is a year-round gathering point for Bostonians of every stripe. Founded in 1634, the fifty-acre expanse of green is a favorite hangout in warm weather, when students, young professionals, and lovers show up to stroll through the picturesque Public Gardens, picnic on the ... more
151 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Boston is made up of equal parts historical sites, scenic views, and urban shops and restaurants. With all of the diversity the city has to offer, it’s no surprise that Boston landmarks are also varied in nature.
Follow the Freedom Trail to find Faneuil Hall, a historic site that once served as a meeting spot for the nation’s forefathers. The bustling marketplace is now a mecca for shoppers who stroll the perimeter and pop into the wide assortment of stores ranging from Newbury Comics to Coach. Adjoining Quincy Market is home to a vast array of eateries with cafeteria-style seating upstairs. A number of bars nestled between the shops make the area a popular nightlife destination.
Boston Common, the oldest public park in the country, is a natural gem in the middle of downtown. Wide green lawns are the perfect place for professionals to read a book on their lunch break under the shade of the enormous willow trees, while college students throw Frisbees or play soccer. A calming ride around the pond in one of Boston’s famous swan boats costs a mere $2.
Harvard Square is the most eclectic of Cambridge’s squares, containing a miscellany of shops, upscale restaurants, casual dives, performing arts and movie theaters, and music venues. Block parties and themed festivals occur year-round.
A day of sightseeing in Boston is anything but boring, and visitors and locals alike delight in visiting the enthralling landmarks in Boston.