Boston, MA

Best things to do in Boston this 2021

Desiree Peralta

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In November I had the opportunity to visit Boston, Massachusetts and I fell In love with this city. There are many things to do and honestly, 3 days are not enough for me to go all over the city. If you plan to visit this city at any time, here is a guide that will help you plan your trip, prices, and the best places to visit.

New England Aquarium

I want to start with the Boston Aquarium is simply beautiful. It has more than 800 different marine animals including seals, sea dragons, rays, sharks, and penguins. The building is a 4-story ocean tank that features a coral reef and hundreds of animals that you can see as you go up or down.

Also, at the end of the tour, there is a balcony at the end where you can relax watching the sea, the boats, and the city.

Prices: Adults: $32
Children (4-14): $23
Children under 4: FREE

Parking: No

Boston Common Park

The Boston Common is the oldest urban park in America. It is also the most important park in the so-called "Boston emerald necklace", a group of parks in the city. It is the main park of the city where the residents lie on the grass when the sun rises.

Prices: FREE

Parking: No

Waterfront Boston

It is an area with a very high standard of living reserved for large fortunes. In the Waterfront Departures area, you will find most of the cruises that can be hired to sail watching the skyline at sunset in Boston.

There are two other cruises that leave from this area of the port, one to spot killer whales, and the other is actually speedboats to enjoy the speed at sea. It is a great area to walk with the sea breeze, that is, at the time of year when the weather is good.

Prices: FREE

Parking: In the street

North End neighborhood in Boston (Little Italy)

This neighborhood is also known as Little Italy. It is one of the neighborhoods with the most history of the city since it is the area from where the arrival of English ships was warned at the beginning of the War of Independence.

It is a place full of pizzerias, pastry shops, and small shops that will take you to the Belpaese. Don't miss out on a stroll down Hannover Street, the North End's main artery, and down “All Saints Way”, a narrow alley full of images of Santos.

Prices: FREE

Parking: In the street

Explore Back Bay

Another charming neighborhood, where Victorian houses alternate with upscale shops and the occasional skyscraper. The essential stops here are:

  • The Boston Public Library, a beautiful library, founded in 1848 is the first public library in the United States and has more than 15 million books. Be sure to visit the Bates Hall reading room.
  • Trinity Church, a beautiful Romanesque style Episcopal church.
  • Newbury Street, one of the most interesting shopping streets in the city, full of shops, bars, and restaurants (although many of them have quite high prices).
  • Skywalk, if you want to enjoy the best views of the city you have to go up to this viewpoint ($19).

Prices: FREE (Unless you go up to the skywalk)

Parking: In the street

Franklin Park Zoo

At the Franklin Park Zoo, you can see many extraordinary species from around the world, such as gorillas, hippos, giraffes, lions, and many other animals. Special health and safety measures apply. And the price is accessible

Prices: Adults: $21.95

Parking: Yes, FREE

The Quincy Market

Quincy Market is an architectural marvel and steeped in history, so it's well worth a visit. Also, the spaces around there are very nice to walk in and there are areas where you can sit and admire the city.

Prices: Nothing unless you want to eat something there

Parking: Street

What other places do you recommend visiting next time I go?

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