To be honest, Boston was not on my list when I initially booked flights to Miami and New York. It turned out as a travel fairytale even more. I wondered where I could go after two weeks in New York and after my sister suggested Boston, I decided to go. I only had two days in the city, so I tried to get the most out of it. The hot summer days made it enjoyable to walk through the city and enjoy its whole world of fairytales including American history, live music and ancient buildings.
Everything was lovely.
Boston is a very nice city and after two weeks in New York, Boston felt almost small, very calm and sophisticated. At the end of Quincy Market, there were kids who performed singing and dancing acts, I ate a sandwich on the waterfront and I strolled through a flea market and bought a collar for my dog.
The dog collar is handmade and when I asked the woman who had made it some questions, we got talking. She suddenly said (in German): ”I am originally from Germany too!” What a surprise meeting one of my fellow citizen 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles) away from home. More than 30 years ago she had moved to the United States. She is from the north of Germany like me. Her husband is American and helped her selling the dog items. It was really nice talking to them and one of the many lovely things I experienced in Boston.
Walking in Boston: 7 stops you shouldn’t miss
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
I arrived by car at the waterfront near Boston Harbour. I parked the car and started walking through Boston. The Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park is a picturesque and calm park by the sea. You can buy drinks and food or read a book and enjoy the view to the sea.
Next thing to do is the Harbor Walk. You can take hundreds of photos while you walk along the harbor. It’s a very beautiful walk with historic and modern architecture.
Quincy Market is a MUST-DO for foodies. There’s a lot of food to try, cute gifts to buy and some good music to hear while you stroll through the market.
This is probably my favourite: Beacon Hill is a very lovely neighbourhood. The State House is a great landmark and the picturesque setting of the area makes you never want to leave.
Boston Public Garden
After all the walking, it was time to relax. I headed to Boston Public Garden and looked at the beautiful flowers, ducks in the pond and people on swan boat. (Yes, you can rent swan boats.)
George Washington Monument
When you are in the Public Garden, you should visit the George Washington Statue. It’s not the biggest thing in the city, but you can feel the history and it’s part of the park.
The Boston Common is next to Boston Public Garden. It’s the oldest park in the United States and home of historic water fountains and buildings.
Costum House Tower
Not far away from the harbor you find the Costum House Tower. It forms a great skyline and I took some nice photos of the building. You can visit the tower for great views, but I didn’t do that. Click on the link above for more information.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Last but not least I want to recommend the Boston Tea Party Ships even though I didn’t visit the museum. I took a photo from the opposite bridge, but didn’t have time for a visit. Maybe you have time or you were already there? Tell me what I have missed!
I love your picture with the yatches! and Harbor Walk reminds me of SF!! <3
Thank you so much! <3
Hey! That was a pretty neat post, especially because I’ve been thinking of heading to Boston sometime this year! Nice photos, too! They take up my entire webpage though, so that I can’t read both your descriptions and see the photo in one go. I think it would improve the user experience if you made the photos smaller. :)It was nice that you met a fellow German. It’s those personal moments that make the post yours. But perhaps you could make your descriptions a little longer, and try showing a little more rather than telling. I think that would make your post even more interesting!
That’s cool, you definitely should go! Thank you so much 🙂
I love your writing style, it’s so personal. The city looks really pretty and there’s so much to do. Hope I get to Boston one day!
Thank you so much <3
Harbour walk is where I’d head first! I’m hoping to visit Boston at some point over the next to years while my sister is in the States. It looks like such a fun city!
You should go! Boston is such a beautiful city!
I’ve lived in eastern Connecticut for 7 years and I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve only visited Boston a handful of times and even then I’ve only done one of this things! We always visited NYC instead of Boston. Now that we’re getting ready to move I wish we had gone to Boston more often!
Haha, don’t be ashamed 😉 I loved Boston but didn’t have enough time either!!
I have wanted to travel to the US since forever and my ultimate dream would be to have a few months just for wondering around. And after reading your post, Boston will definitely be on my must see list.
Awesome, thank you so much!! When you plan your trip to the US, let me know if you have any questions 🙂
I’ve never been to Boston but I feel like it’s one of those cities with SO much history. It looks beautiful too! I’m from the East Coast so I’ll have to head up for a weekend sometime!
Yes, you should go! And you are right. It IS one of those city with so much history 🙂
Boston is a very special city for me, and I go there quite often. Of course, there’s so much to do and see in Boston but you put together an excellent itinerary for a short, two-day trip! Very nice!
Hi Peter! Thank you so much! I’m sure there’s way more to do and I have to make sure to spend more time in Boston next time!