The Best of Boston: 10 Essential Experiences

With its bombastic people, rich history, and great culture, it’s no surprise that Boston is a city with a lot of personality. My introduction to the place was during a blizzard in ‘13 (coincidentally, this was my spring break senior year of college). Even with the weather conspiring against me, I fell in love with the city.

Whether you’re there during a blizzard, a sunny spring day, the famous Fourth of July celebrations, or any other arbitrary time of year, here are 10 quintessential Boston things you should definitely experience.

The Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail winds through the heart of Boston, making it easy for visitors to catch the most important historical sights in this city. To walk the entire trail (about 2.5 miles), start at Boston Commons and follow the red brick inlaid in the sidewalk. Gold markers are in front of the 16 chosen historical landmarks. Several of the spots mentioned in this post are included on the route.

If you don’t trust yourself to keep on the track, you can also download or print out a map of the trail from the website.

Alyssa Hollingsworth / Own Work
Alyssa Hollingsworth / Own Work