Boston Long Weekend

Embarrassingly I have yet to visit  this city. Planning on a long weekend. Sun- Wed. Thinking airbb in Back Bay. Tell me if this gets me in the vicinity of most sites. Give me your top 5 things to do in 48hoursTIA cheese


Drive to Gloucester and find a seafood restaurant that serves Cod Fish cheeks. 

Revolutionary War stuff.. Bunker (Breeds Hill), U.S.S. Constitution, Lexington and Concord.


  • Museum of Fine Arts on Huntington Ave
  • Fenway Park for a ballgame
  • wandering The Fens
  • Isabella Stewart Art Museum by Ave. Louis Pasteur
    https://www.gardnermuseum.org/
  • Boston Public Gardens at Arlington Street & Boylston S
  • Boston Common right across Charles St.
  • Beacon Hill area
  • Wandering down Newbury Street on Sundays - it becomes pedestrian only
  • Wandering down the middle of Commonwealth Ave
  • Faneuil Hall area
  • Boston Aquarium
  • USS Constitution and the wharf in Charleston
  • Bunker Hill Monument and history tour
  • North End restaurants
  • Wandering the South End
  • Christian Science Museum and the big reflecting pool in the plaza
  • St. Germain Street is ridiculously cute (but it's just one little street near the Christian Science plaza)
  • The Pru(dential) building has a huge plaza underneath it now. Saks 5th Ave and lots of different shops
  • Copley Place has all sorts of stuff, too
  • The plaza by the Hancock Tower and Copley Church sometimes has fun stuff
  • Boylston Street can be fun
  • Various historic churches & the Freedom Trail
  • The Esplanade and walking along the Charles on both sides. 
  • Harvard Square
  • Symphony Hall

    I love that city. A place in the Back Bay would put you right in the area where most of that stuff is within reach.

PeterWick said:

  • Museum of Fine Arts on Huntington Ave
  • Fenway Park for a ballgame
  • wandering The Fens
  • Isabella Stewart Art Museum by Ave. Louis Pasteur
    https://www.gardnermuseum.org/
  • Boston Public Gardens at Arlington Street & Boylston S
  • Boston Common right across Charles St.
  • Beacon Hill area
  • Wandering down Newbury Street on Sundays - it becomes pedestrian only
  • Wandering down the middle of Commonwealth Ave
  • Faneuil Hall area
  • Boston Aquarium
  • USS Constitution and the wharf in Charleston
  • Bunker Hill Monument and history tour
  • North End restaurants
  • Wandering the South End
  • Christian Science Museum and the big reflecting pool in the plaza
  • St. Germain Street is ridiculously cute (but it's just one little street near the Christian Science plaza)
  • The Pru(dential) building has a huge plaza underneath it now. Saks 5th Ave and lots of different shops
  • Copley Place has all sorts of stuff, too
  • The plaza by the Hancock Tower and Copley Church sometimes has fun stuff
  • Boylston Street can be fun
  • Various historic churches & the Freedom Trail
  • The Esplanade and walking along the Charles on both sides. 
  • Harvard Square
  • Symphony Hall

    I love that city. A place in the Back Bay would put you right in the area where most of that stuff is within reach.

This is a great list. If you're staying in the Back Bay, part of the Christian Science complex is the Mapparium inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library. It's a short, low-key, low-cost diversion where you spend about 20 minutes inside a three-story glass globe of the world from the 1930s and as a perfect sphere, the sound effects are pretty cool.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mapparium-globe-boston


chalmers said:

This is a great list. If you're staying in the Back Bay, part of the Christian Science complex is the Mapparium inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library. It's a short, low-key, low-cost diversion where you spend about 20 minutes inside a three-story glass globe of the world from the 1930s and as a perfect sphere, the sound effects are pretty cool.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mapparium-globe-boston

This was a highlight of my last visit to Boston, along with the Museum of Science which had a Lord of the Rings costume and model exhibit when I was there (there's a cool-looking Mars exhibit there right now).



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