Who doesn’t love cobble stone streets, charming coffee shops, and fun celebrations? When passing through Boston, MA I knew I had to make sure I made time to spend a day in this charming city and Boston you did not disappoint! I have always been a pretty big history nerd and was beyond excited to see many of the historic landmarks this city has preserved. With only 24 hours in the city – here is our guide on everything you can not miss while visiting Boston, MA!
The Freedom Trail: Boston is full of history, so much so that you can walk the freedom trail and learn about more about the events that helped shape our nation. Because we only had 24 hours in the city, we did not have time to make a stop-off at every location so here are a few of our favorite stops!
- USS Constitution – the oldest commissioned warship. Start the Freedom Trail here at the USS Constitution before entering the main part of the city. This is also a great spot to see Boston’s amazing city line.
- Old North Church – “The British are coming! The British are coming!” Make sure to stop off at the place that started the American Revolution and best known for the midnight ride of Paul Revere and “One if by land, two if by sea.”
- Faneuil Hall: also known as the home of free speech, Faneuil Hall hosted the first town meeting in America. Located in the heart of Boston, it is located near many restaurants and shops! It can be very busy, so make sure to keep your party together!
Brattle Book Shop: one of the coolest outdoor bookstores I have ever visited. Great place to pick up a classic at a decent price and take some cool photos! Located right off of Boston’s public park.
Tatte Bakery: I love a good bakery, and Tatte Bakery definitely took the cake (pun intended). With an awesome atmosphere, great food, and decent prices, Tatte is a definite when visiting the Boston area. Want to take our word for it? Read our review on Tatte Bakery here.
Public Park: I never realized Boston had it’s own Central Park. Boston’s Public Park is a great place to walk around and take in the greenery and cobblestone streets of Boston. It is located in a great neighborhood, very clean and near a lot of the action Boston has to offer.
Quincy Market: Located right next to Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market is a great place to grab a bite. And listen up Cheers! fans – you can live out your fandom at the Cheers! restaurant located at Quincy Market! It gets very busy, so maybe try going at an off hour for food to avoid the big crowds!
All in all, Boston has some amazing landmarks and is a definite must if you are stopping through! Make sure to keep an eye out for our full weekend guide to Boston coming soon!