What to do in Boston in one day

09:00 – Fifteen Beacon Hotel

09:30 – Massachusetts Old State House / King’s Chapel

10:30 – Bell in Hand Tavern

11:00 – Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market

12:30 – Lunch at James Hook & Company

14:00 – Boston Waterfront, Boston Tea Party Ships

16:00 – Cookie Monstah

17:00 – Back Bay, Newbury Street

18:30 – Museum of Fine Arts Boston

19:30 – Dinner at The Capital Grille

21:00 – Boston Pops

22:30 – Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

23:59 – Tunnel Club

 

We mapped out your day trip in Boston

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Boston

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Nestled on the Charles River, the city of Boston has great historical and cultural significance. Boston is known as the City on the Hill and the Cradle of Liberty. Visit the South End for a taste of the edgy side of Boston and sit down to some great bar food. The Institute of Contemporary Art is worth a visit, even if art isn’t your favorite. During your Boston day trips, spend some time walking up and down the banks of the Charles River, and maybe catch a glimpse of the Harvard rowing team practicing at sunset

See a baseball game at Fenway Park or walk the Freedom Trail. Boston Common and the Public Gardens are great places to hang out and people watch. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the New England Aquarium while in Boston too

Boston has amazing seafood. While you’re there, try oysters, crab, and tempura. Boston also is well-known for its excellent hot dogs, trendy beers, ice cream, pretzels, and clambake. Boston crème pie is, of course, a must-try

A trash can is referred to as a “barrel” and “The Charles” is in reference to the Charles River, which runs through Boston. “Dungarees” are blue jeans and a “frappe” is similar to a milkshake, and a “ripper” is a large wild party

Summertime is very sunny and has average highs in the 80s and fall drops to the 60s and 70s. The winter season see temperatures drop to the low-30s and lots of snow and ice. Spring in Boston has highs in the 70s

A taxi from Logan International Airport to the city center of Boston costs between $25 to $35 one way. Take the Silver Line bus route to get to downtown Boston for $3. Travelers may also take a ferry to the city for $9

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or known by locals as “The T”, provides subway lines, buses, trolley cars, and ferries. To ride on any of these, you must purchase a “Charlie Card”. You can also do bike sharing through Hubway

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