I was recently on a business trip to Massachusetts and as it ran over the weekend I was able to do a little 2 day Boston tour. Naturally I would have liked more time in Boston but two days was all that I had so I made sure to make the most of it. Thankfully I have a few friends who used to live in Boston and they were able to give me a cool itinerary which took in most of the sights that I had wanted to see. If you happen to get a couple of days in Boston here is what I would recommend that you do.
The two and a half mile long Freedom Trail is a great way to spend your first day in the city and it will certainly help you get acquainted with what there is going on. This trail will take you around most of the key landmarks in Boston and it is a great chance to stretch your legs and get a mini tour of the city. Allow around 3 hours for this walk.
For shopping and dining you should go to Quincy Market, also called Faneuil Hall Marketplace, but everyone knows it as Quincy Market. The market has a huge range of international dining choices and the market itself is a place where you can find pretty much anything from antiques to souvenirs.
Go See The Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are considered baseball royalty and they, along with the New York Yankees, have dominated the MLB for many years. The stadium where the Red Sox play is Fenway Park and given that there are games every 2 days, the chances of you catching one are pretty high. You can get cheap seats at the top of the stadium for around $25 and the games last around 3 hours.
Sam Adams Brewery
Arguably one of the most famous things to come out of Boston is Samuel Adams beer and you can take a tour around the brewery here. Head to the Jamaica Plain neighborhood where you will find the brewery, from there you can pick ups guided tour which will show you the brewing process as well as giving you a few samples of the good stuff.
Boston Harbor Island
When my buddy suggested going to this harbor island I wasn’t too keen given that it would take up the majority of one of my 2 days, but I decided to go for it anyway, and I am so happy that I did. During your time on this island you can go hiking, swimming, discover ruins of an old fort and even camp out overnight if you so wish. There are ferries leaving from both Quincy and Boston’s Long Wharf which will take you straight over to the island and back again, an experience which I seriously recommend.