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Cutting-edge science, 17th-century architecture, political think tanks, and a harbor (hold the “Rs”) crucial to American history—this isn’t your typical US city. Welcome to Boston, where it can feel like a tech-booming metropolis or a small sports town depending where you end up for an after-work drink. For things to do in Boston, embrace its history on the Freedom Trail, take a North End (Little Italy) food tour, and shuck oysters, among other activities led by locals, with Airbnb Experiences.

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North End Little Italy Food Tour
The oldest neighborhood in Boston"s North End( Llittle Italy) We will experience lots of hidden gems but also the famous Hanover and Salem streets where the best of the best restaurants pastry shops salumerias (Italian Deli) bakeries and caffes. COME HUNGRY because we eat on this tour equivalent to a full lunch. FEAST ON FOOD ** Discover the only woodfired brick oven pizzaria in little italy. ** Tour thru the oldest bakery where the first pizza in Boston was baked in 1907. ** Get all your senses sharpened at an coffee and spice shop.since 1932. ** Experience the Salumeria"s (italian deli"s) specializing in imported cheeses from Italy dry cured meets (salami sopprasata prosciutto cappicola and mortadella) homemade pasta homemade mozzarella and many marinated italian delights in extra virgin olive oil. ** Visit the only Butcher Shop left in the neighborhood. ** Can"t forget about dessert we will cut the line at one of famous Pastry Shops for a ricotta cannoli. ** Along the way we will pass by the Paul Revere Statue Old North Church and the first Italian Church built by Italian immigrants in 1873. **** READ REVIEWS**** ON**** TRIPADVISOR**** GOOGLE**** YELP**** Other things to note Let me know if any guest have food allergies.
Sail on the Schooner Fame of Salem
Haul up the sails! Take the tiller! Or just chill out with a local craft beer or Deacon Stormy while our historic schooner slides through Salem Sound past lighthouses, forts, and waterfront homes. The captain and crew will explain the significance of the FAME, privateering, and the War of 1812. The firing of the cannon is always a highlight! We'll motor out from Pickering Wharf in downtown Salem and call for volunteers to help raise the sails. Depending on the wind, we may shape a course toward Beverly... or Marblehead... or head straight out toward the islands! Our interactive crew point out landmarks, explain the operation of the schooner, and mix drinks with equal facility. The sails last roughly an hour and forty minutes. When we return to Pickering Wharf, you're right in the heart of downtown Salem — perfectly placed for a meal, a drink, or a stroll! Note: We will not sail if steady rain, high winds, or thick fog are expected; you will be refunded. Message us if you are unsure about the forecast. Dress for the weather — you are exposed to the elements on our 1812 schooner! This trip is NOT appropriate for infants or toddlers. But once kids are 4-5 years old, they really enjoy it! The schooner is certified for 49 passengers plus crew, but since 2021 we are sailing at 60% capacity, which means there will be a maximum of 29 guests on your sail.
Welcome to the Freedom Trail Tour
You have picked a great time to visit Boston! Boston is one of the most walkable cities in America - it’s lovely to explore on foot. We’ll be walking about 3,000 steps/1 mile. We will meet at a coffee shop along the Freedom Trail. Feel free to buy something there while we get acquainted & start our exploration of the people & events of the founding of Boston & the early years of the American Revolution. We will head out on foot to walk a portion of the Freedom Trail. You will see & learn about the Old State House & the Boston Massacre, the Old Corner Bookstore & the Irish Famine Memorial & the Old South Meeting House - where the Tea Party started. Next, we head up School Street to learn about the Old City Hall & visit the site of the first public school in America. We’ll step into the oldest continuously run hotel in America & explore the rich history of this beautiful hotel. Onto King’s Chapel Church & the oldest burial ground in Boston. We will see the brutalist masterpiece- New City Hall & conclude at the Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market area. You might want to shop or get a drink or meal at one of the many restaurants & bars at the end of the tour. I will share recommendations for things to do & places to eat. Join me to explore Boston & the Freedom Trail. Boston is a beautiful city - rich in history & stories that I want to share with you! Other things to note Whether you are a history buff or just interested in learning more about Boston, join me for a few hours to expand your knowledge of the city in general and the Freedom Trail specifically, including the events of the early Revolution here in Boston.
Bloodlust: Mysteries of Victorian Boston
In the late 1800s, Boston experienced a rash of gruesome murders and unexplained phenomena. The “Boston Medical and Surgical Journal” observed, “The increase in the number of the criminally insane has been exceptionally rapid…” Most interesting was the way one community reacted to this – The South End, the country’s oldest and largest Victorian neighborhood. Not only was there a reawakening of the notorious Witchcraft Trials that happened 200 years earlier, but people were also accused of being vampires and conversing with the dead – all while serial murders and molesters lurked just out of sight. Explore this quaint post-Civil War suburb, its architectural gems and strange statuary that tourist rarely get to see. Then delve into the concerns of the people who lived here, their art, science, politics and stories of true crime, with demonstrations on Victorian phantasmagoria and the new fields of forensics and toxicology. Did you know that one of Boston’s wealthiest entrepreneurs was a woman? So was America’s first accused vampire. We’ve also hosted mad scientists, homicidal healthcare workers and psychologists who treated the mentally ill in unsavory ways. Buried the beneath this neighborhood's eye-catching English gardens and breathtaking brick rowhouses is a unique experience you won’t want to miss, and all within a few blocks of Copley Square and Back Bay. Other things to note We will walk outside, about a mile, through the streets and parks of the South End. We will see architecturally significant homes and churches, the background for a number of historic movie and shows. There will be some graphic discussion of violence and murder. Participant discretion is advised.
Explore Salem with a Local
Let's explore my hometown together! Salem is a beautiful, historic city best known for its tragic 'Witch' Trials. Our walk and talk will provide an overview from our origin as Naumkeag to our European founding in 1626 to the Witch Hysteria of 1692 through the current day, with some sites from Hocus Pocus tossed in. I'm happy to adjust the tour route based on the interests of the attendees. The tour length is about 1 hour and 45 minutes, depending on the interaction and the pace of the group. We'll cover about 1 1/2 miles. As a resident, I share a local perspective to help bring Salem alive for you and help with any tips that may make your visit more enjoyable. Our tour is historical, but I may sprinkle in a few legends and hauntings along the way. I am very flexible with my tour dates and times, so drop me a note if you don't see something that works for you. I usually open up dates 2 or 3 months at a time. If you would like a summer or fall date, send me a note.

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Intro Letterpress Printing Workshop
At the Quick Letterpress Printing Workshop, we will examine the history and technology that made letterpress printing possible, we will typeset lead type into monogrammed notecards, and we will use an antique Vendercook proofing press to print these notecards onto a range of carstock and fine art papers. Attendees will take home a personalized A2 notecard that they typeset and printed themselves. Great for teams, great for families and great for groups! I've had several bridal showers, company team-building workshops and family outings at the press, and everyone has a great time. Print your family motto, short quote, pithy joke or your company vision statement! Other things to note This is a hands-on experience, and letterpress printing is a technical trade that takes some physical involvement. Your hand-made item will, indeed, be hand-made by you!
Sculptural Candle Making Workshop
In this class you will learn how to create sculptural candles made with 100% natural soy wax. Candles are customizable; they're scented and colored with your choice of clean fragrance oils and non-toxic dye. Each person will select a song from our music menu to create a custom play-list that will be played throughout the duration of our workshop and emailed to you afterward. The ticket price includes all of your materials and tools for the class.
Boston Mindful Origami-OTA
This class starts with hands and brain warm-up exercises, so the blood circulates efficiently and make your hands and brain move well. I will provide origami papers (varies by its price at that time). I will start folding with a very easy one for beginners and gradually move up to a little more challenging things with consent with students but at the end, unless students want to do something different, we will be folding very memorable piece to take back home as a souvenir. We are going to take it easy and enjoy folding with a big smile on your face! Other things to note; Origami papers are provided for each student. I'll ask about your background with origami and your skill level in the welcome message prior to the class. I will also prepare instructional diagram for each model that I plan. I will collect as many diagrams as possible. When I couldn't, just I am sorry for it.
Create a Mosaic in Boston Artist Studio
In this experience you’ll make your own mosaic at the SoWa Mosaics studio in the heart of Boston’s Art + Design district! SoWa Mosaics is a bright and welcoming space featuring mosaics made with homemade tiles of all shapes and sizes. Each student chooses a square board or picture frame as their base. We will spend a few minutes talking about mosaics and our unique process then you’ll get started glueing tiles and creating your own unique mosaic selecting from an abundance of our handmade colorful tiles. During the workshop we’ll be walking around to help guide and encourage your work. For smaller groups we like to sit down and create one with you too! At the end of the workshop, your mosaic will be glued and safe to take home but needs a day to get sturdy and dry completely before you can grout it. Each student goes home with a goodie bag containing grout, gloves and instructions on how to put the finishing touches on the artwork. After or before the workshop we encourage you to walk around and visit the 100+ other artists, galleries and shops here. Sundays are the most active with several other studios open and a vintage market in the basement. On Sundays in May thru October we have food trucks and outdoor markets too! Other things to note No art experience necessary. Intended for adults but appropriate for kids 10+. All ages welcome for birthday parties or private family activities. I can host 20ish people. Want a different day/time? Message me! I’m happy to adjust times and/or plan private events. Excited to create with you!
Enjoy Boston Freedom Trail in Portuguese
Let's see this fantastic city closer and in Portuguese! Boston is incredible where you can walk and learn about the United States' history and culture. The 6th most sustainable city in 2019, incredible diversity and Portuguese. We will meet in a local coffee place and be walking from Downtown to North End. The Freedom Trail in your born language brings the possibility to see the real historical Boston. =========================================== Vamos ver esta cidade fantástica de perto e em português! Boston é incrível, onde você pode caminhar e aprender sobre a história e a cultura dos Estados Unidos. A 6ª cidade mais sustentável em 2019, diversidade incrível e portuguesa. Nos encontraremos em um café local e caminharemos de Downtown até North End. A Freedom Trail em sua língua nativa traz a possibilidade de ver a verdadeira Boston histórica.

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Boston's Politically Incorrect North End Food Tour
We will spend 3 hours exploring one of Boston's oldest and beloved area "The North End" aka Little Italy. We will visit hidden gems, unique neighborhood shops and local hangouts. Anthony your local guide will entertain you with his no bullshit politically Incorrect style. Come hungry because there will be many food stops (8) . Don't eat breakfast .You will enjoy delicious Italian cuisine all while laughing your ass off.We will have many interactions with locals since i was born and raised here. A true local ! - We will eat our way through Hanover Street where we will discover the best pasticcerias that offer the best cannoli, biscotti, and other Italian favorites. We will discuss the best of the best restaurants and coffee shops. With my culinary background and years of living here and of course eating here you will learn how to not get caught up in the tourist traps. •We will visit authentic Salumeria (Italian Deli) where you will sample best Italian sub ever. -We will visit hidden gems where you will discover a bakery in a basement of 100-year-ol structure •Visit a very unique 80- coffee and spice shop. -Also some secret stops that we will keep as a surprise. -Most of all you will taste great foods and you will laugh all day long. Other things to note Fun adults only . Sorry no one under 13 . NO WHINNY KIDS.LOL It is a Politically Incorrect tour so some adult content.
Ghosts -- Boston Beyond the Grave
The past, the present and the future -- everyone and everything is interconnected. Walk the very streets where Boston's most terrifying killer stalked his victims. Step through the grounds where witches and martyrs were hanged. Hear the stories of our most haunting history and awaken our ghosts -- the broken, the beloved and the betrayed -- their fights for justice and their quests for vengeance. Ask about a Boston Cream Pie at the Omni Parker House, where the dessert originated and one of the most haunted places in Boston! All for the original ticket price, when you book a private tour.* Looking for a time that isn't listed? Send me a message and maybe we can work something out. Dig through the bones of the past, and piece together the fossilized memories of our community. Live the legends that no one has been able to explain or disprove. And try on you own to piece together the form, the footprints, the blood, and eventually the DNA of these crimes. This is more than traditional history. These are the personal records of the rarest kind of human experience, Boston's adventures into the world of the unknown, that mysterious psychic world beyond the five senses. *Food costs will not be billed through Airbnb.
Boston's Underground Donut Tour
On this tour, you'll join me as we explore the city and food culture through the medium of donuts. You'll learn history of Boston, each donut location, how they fit into the larger food scene, as well as try some amazing donuts. We start in Boston's financial district at Kane's Donuts. After sampling some delicious donuts, we'll walk along the harbor on our way to Boston's Public Market, where we'll try some amazing apple cider and apple cider donuts. Fresh every day! After that, we'll sample some of the best artisanal donuts you'll have in the entire city at Union Square Donuts. For the last portion of our tour, we'll walk through Boston's North End or Little Italy learning about the history of the neighborhood along the way. Once there, we'll visit one of the North End's oldest bakeries, Bova's where we'll have a uniquely Boston treat. We hope you can join us! Other things to note Currently, many of these shops do not have gluten free or dairy free donuts available. We will try to accommodate allergies, but it has been difficult recently. We still welcome you to come on the tour though.
Every Site on the Freedom Trail
See all 16 of Boston's Iconic Freedom Trail sites in a single 2.5 hour tour! Join the most comprehensive walking tour of the Freedom Trail available, and learn about icons like Paul Revere and John Hancock, along with lesser known stories of women, African Americans, and immigrant patriots and pioneers. Rebels, gangs, Midnight Riders (and a few cheap dad jokes) all feature in the tales on this tour. Tour goers will leave with an understanding of Boston's role in the American Revolution, but also how Boston has pioneered abolition, American education, and immigration. It all happened at these famous sites along the iconic red brick line. This highly interactive tour will begin opposite the Massachusetts State House and conclude in the North End with the best view of the Charlestown Freedom Trail sites. Along the way you'll experience the explosive events of the American Revolution like the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre in the places they happened. Be sure to bring your best questions for our veteran guides! 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, Friday Saturday Sunday May 1st - November 30th. Experience the Revolution with Cambridge Historical Tours!
Walk Your Way Through Boston's History
We will start our tour at the Lenox hotel in the heart of the Back Bay neighborhood, and will end at historic Faneuil Hall where there are endless places to eat and explore after the tour. Not only will we visit the famous Boston Freedom Trail, but also hidden treasures not covered on other tours. My tour runs approximately 2 1/2 hours. Unlike some other walking tours, I try to cover as much of Boston as possible. The walk is not fast paced, but we do cover about two miles. Wear comfortable shoes. The Back Bay - Explore one of Boston's most famous neighborhoods. Home to some of Boston's most beautiful buildings such as the Boston Public Library and the Trinity Church. Boston Public Garden - Visit the beautiful gardens, and say hello to the Swan Boats, and the Make Way for Ducklings statues! If you come during the right time of year, they may even be donning some accessories! Boston Common - Bask in the freedom of the oldest public park in the United States. Cheers Bar - Where everybody knows your name. Beacon Hill - View Boston's most historic neighborhood. Complete with original brick sidewalks and gas lanterns (you can thank some friendly 20th-century neighborhood rioters for those bricks). The New State House - Is as impressive as the political debates inside...we think.

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Things to do near Downtown Boston

Historic · Vibrant · Lively

Every Site on the Freedom Trail
See all 16 of Boston's Iconic Freedom Trail sites in a single 2.5 hour tour! Join the most comprehensive walking tour of the Freedom Trail available, and learn about icons like Paul Revere and John Hancock, along with lesser known stories of women, African Americans, and immigrant patriots and pioneers. Rebels, gangs, Midnight Riders (and a few cheap dad jokes) all feature in the tales on this tour. Tour goers will leave with an understanding of Boston's role in the American Revolution, but also how Boston has pioneered abolition, American education, and immigration. It all happened at these famous sites along the iconic red brick line. This highly interactive tour will begin opposite the Massachusetts State House and conclude in the North End with the best view of the Charlestown Freedom Trail sites. Along the way you'll experience the explosive events of the American Revolution like the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre in the places they happened. Be sure to bring your best questions for our veteran guides! 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, Friday Saturday Sunday May 1st - November 30th. Experience the Revolution with Cambridge Historical Tours!
North End Little Italy Food Tour
The oldest neighborhood in Boston"s North End( Llittle Italy) We will experience lots of hidden gems but also the famous Hanover and Salem streets where the best of the best restaurants pastry shops salumerias (Italian Deli) bakeries and caffes. COME HUNGRY because we eat on this tour equivalent to a full lunch. FEAST ON FOOD ** Discover the only woodfired brick oven pizzaria in little italy. ** Tour thru the oldest bakery where the first pizza in Boston was baked in 1907. ** Get all your senses sharpened at an coffee and spice shop.since 1932. ** Experience the Salumeria"s (italian deli"s) specializing in imported cheeses from Italy dry cured meets (salami sopprasata prosciutto cappicola and mortadella) homemade pasta homemade mozzarella and many marinated italian delights in extra virgin olive oil. ** Visit the only Butcher Shop left in the neighborhood. ** Can"t forget about dessert we will cut the line at one of famous Pastry Shops for a ricotta cannoli. ** Along the way we will pass by the Paul Revere Statue Old North Church and the first Italian Church built by Italian immigrants in 1873. **** READ REVIEWS**** ON**** TRIPADVISOR**** GOOGLE**** YELP**** Other things to note Let me know if any guest have food allergies.
Boston's Underground Donut Tour
On this tour, you'll join me as we explore the city and food culture through the medium of donuts. You'll learn history of Boston, each donut location, how they fit into the larger food scene, as well as try some amazing donuts. We start in Boston's financial district at Kane's Donuts. After sampling some delicious donuts, we'll walk along the harbor on our way to Boston's Public Market, where we'll try some amazing apple cider and apple cider donuts. Fresh every day! After that, we'll sample some of the best artisanal donuts you'll have in the entire city at Union Square Donuts. For the last portion of our tour, we'll walk through Boston's North End or Little Italy learning about the history of the neighborhood along the way. Once there, we'll visit one of the North End's oldest bakeries, Bova's where we'll have a uniquely Boston treat. We hope you can join us! Other things to note Currently, many of these shops do not have gluten free or dairy free donuts available. We will try to accommodate allergies, but it has been difficult recently. We still welcome you to come on the tour though.
Boston's Politically Incorrect North End Food Tour
We will spend 3 hours exploring one of Boston's oldest and beloved area "The North End" aka Little Italy. We will visit hidden gems, unique neighborhood shops and local hangouts. Anthony your local guide will entertain you with his no bullshit politically Incorrect style. Come hungry because there will be many food stops (8) . Don't eat breakfast .You will enjoy delicious Italian cuisine all while laughing your ass off.We will have many interactions with locals since i was born and raised here. A true local ! - We will eat our way through Hanover Street where we will discover the best pasticcerias that offer the best cannoli, biscotti, and other Italian favorites. We will discuss the best of the best restaurants and coffee shops. With my culinary background and years of living here and of course eating here you will learn how to not get caught up in the tourist traps. •We will visit authentic Salumeria (Italian Deli) where you will sample best Italian sub ever. -We will visit hidden gems where you will discover a bakery in a basement of 100-year-ol structure •Visit a very unique 80- coffee and spice shop. -Also some secret stops that we will keep as a surprise. -Most of all you will taste great foods and you will laugh all day long. Other things to note Fun adults only . Sorry no one under 13 . NO WHINNY KIDS.LOL It is a Politically Incorrect tour so some adult content.
Bloodlust: Mysteries of Victorian Boston
In the late 1800s, Boston experienced a rash of gruesome murders and unexplained phenomena. The “Boston Medical and Surgical Journal” observed, “The increase in the number of the criminally insane has been exceptionally rapid…” Most interesting was the way one community reacted to this – The South End, the country’s oldest and largest Victorian neighborhood. Not only was there a reawakening of the notorious Witchcraft Trials that happened 200 years earlier, but people were also accused of being vampires and conversing with the dead – all while serial murders and molesters lurked just out of sight. Explore this quaint post-Civil War suburb, its architectural gems and strange statuary that tourist rarely get to see. Then delve into the concerns of the people who lived here, their art, science, politics and stories of true crime, with demonstrations on Victorian phantasmagoria and the new fields of forensics and toxicology. Did you know that one of Boston’s wealthiest entrepreneurs was a woman? So was America’s first accused vampire. We’ve also hosted mad scientists, homicidal healthcare workers and psychologists who treated the mentally ill in unsavory ways. Buried the beneath this neighborhood's eye-catching English gardens and breathtaking brick rowhouses is a unique experience you won’t want to miss, and all within a few blocks of Copley Square and Back Bay. Other things to note We will walk outside, about a mile, through the streets and parks of the South End. We will see architecturally significant homes and churches, the background for a number of historic movie and shows. There will be some graphic discussion of violence and murder. Participant discretion is advised.

Things to do near Back Bay

Hip · Fashionable · Picturesque

Sail on the Schooner Fame of Salem
Haul up the sails! Take the tiller! Or just chill out with a local craft beer or Deacon Stormy while our historic schooner slides through Salem Sound past lighthouses, forts, and waterfront homes. The captain and crew will explain the significance of the FAME, privateering, and the War of 1812. The firing of the cannon is always a highlight! We'll motor out from Pickering Wharf in downtown Salem and call for volunteers to help raise the sails. Depending on the wind, we may shape a course toward Beverly... or Marblehead... or head straight out toward the islands! Our interactive crew point out landmarks, explain the operation of the schooner, and mix drinks with equal facility. The sails last roughly an hour and forty minutes. When we return to Pickering Wharf, you're right in the heart of downtown Salem — perfectly placed for a meal, a drink, or a stroll! Note: We will not sail if steady rain, high winds, or thick fog are expected; you will be refunded. Message us if you are unsure about the forecast. Dress for the weather — you are exposed to the elements on our 1812 schooner! This trip is NOT appropriate for infants or toddlers. But once kids are 4-5 years old, they really enjoy it! The schooner is certified for 49 passengers plus crew, but since 2021 we are sailing at 60% capacity, which means there will be a maximum of 29 guests on your sail.
Mobsters, mayhem and murder in Boston
The tour will take you on a scenic route through the heart of Boston, and off the beaten path to areas most tourists do not venture. The tour is an approximately 2.5 hour walk with frequent stops to sit. Omar will tell you not only about general Boston history, but the darker side of Boston's history. This will in include stories about Whitey Bulger, the Boston Strangler, the Mafia and more! There is mature language on this tour, similar to an R-rated movie/TV-MA show. It is not recommended for children under 12. Parental discretion is advised. Other things to note Walking shoes, water, umbrella in case of rain. Be on time, tour starts promptly at the time indicated for the consideration of other guests. This tour will take you off the beaten path and leave you with memories, a knowledge of Boston crime history and at least one funny joke. As someone who grew up here, I can also provide suggestions of local restaurants or places to visit that are hidden gems.
Dumpling Party
Chef Marco and Chef Patty will intermingle skill. sets with practical hands on tips, and tell quite a few personal stories on the way! As former restaurateurs and the founders of the Joyce Chen Dumpling Festival, they have made millions of dumplings and entertained hundreds of groups In the introduction or "Nosh"we'll explore Taiwan, through its street food culture, sampling a sampling of Marc and Patty's street food snacks. The skillset section covers roll stuff fold and cook The dumpling making part goes over 5 specific shapes, and 3 distinct stuffings: pork and ginger, pork soup dumplings, and vegan. Each round has a break for stuffing the students, too! The competition is fierce, and there will be awards and trivia prizes throughout the event. If you happen to be the first to mention a "trigger word" in the story section, you will win a coveted "Make Way for Dumplings" tee shirt! Finally, the closing ceremony, where we encourage students to take home left-overs (if there are any!) Other things to note If you have gluten sensitivity, we do not offer gluten free options, at this time. Currently we offer the class with pork filling and vegetarian filling. Custom fillings are possible for lg groups. If you would like to bring a bottle of wine or some beer, it is BYO.
Walk Your Way Through Boston's History
We will start our tour at the Lenox hotel in the heart of the Back Bay neighborhood, and will end at historic Faneuil Hall where there are endless places to eat and explore after the tour. Not only will we visit the famous Boston Freedom Trail, but also hidden treasures not covered on other tours. My tour runs approximately 2 1/2 hours. Unlike some other walking tours, I try to cover as much of Boston as possible. The walk is not fast paced, but we do cover about two miles. Wear comfortable shoes. The Back Bay - Explore one of Boston's most famous neighborhoods. Home to some of Boston's most beautiful buildings such as the Boston Public Library and the Trinity Church. Boston Public Garden - Visit the beautiful gardens, and say hello to the Swan Boats, and the Make Way for Ducklings statues! If you come during the right time of year, they may even be donning some accessories! Boston Common - Bask in the freedom of the oldest public park in the United States. Cheers Bar - Where everybody knows your name. Beacon Hill - View Boston's most historic neighborhood. Complete with original brick sidewalks and gas lanterns (you can thank some friendly 20th-century neighborhood rioters for those bricks). The New State House - Is as impressive as the political debates inside...we think.
Welcome to the Freedom Trail Tour
You have picked a great time to visit Boston! Boston is one of the most walkable cities in America - it’s lovely to explore on foot. We’ll be walking about 3,000 steps/1 mile. We will meet at a coffee shop along the Freedom Trail. Feel free to buy something there while we get acquainted & start our exploration of the people & events of the founding of Boston & the early years of the American Revolution. We will head out on foot to walk a portion of the Freedom Trail. You will see & learn about the Old State House & the Boston Massacre, the Old Corner Bookstore & the Irish Famine Memorial & the Old South Meeting House - where the Tea Party started. Next, we head up School Street to learn about the Old City Hall & visit the site of the first public school in America. We’ll step into the oldest continuously run hotel in America & explore the rich history of this beautiful hotel. Onto King’s Chapel Church & the oldest burial ground in Boston. We will see the brutalist masterpiece- New City Hall & conclude at the Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market area. You might want to shop or get a drink or meal at one of the many restaurants & bars at the end of the tour. I will share recommendations for things to do & places to eat. Join me to explore Boston & the Freedom Trail. Boston is a beautiful city - rich in history & stories that I want to share with you! Other things to note Whether you are a history buff or just interested in learning more about Boston, join me for a few hours to expand your knowledge of the city in general and the Freedom Trail specifically, including the events of the early Revolution here in Boston.

Things to do near South Boston

Vibrant · Hip · Industrial

Nice New York City Day Tour from Boston
Depart from Boston in the morning, and heading to New York. At a first glance, traveling around the entire of New York City seems like the mission impossible; however, our highly organized tour is specially designed for you: by visiting amounts of famous landmarks, you will learn more of the city’s unique history, culture, and the core spirit of the New Yorkers! Itinerary: Boston → New York → One World Trade Center Observatory (Optional, 70 mins) → USS Intrepid (Optional, 60 mins) → Liberty Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Times Square & Madame Tussauds New York (Optional,80 mins) Special Notes: 1. If the One World Trade Center Observatory is closed, we will visit the Empire State Building (Optional, 70 mins) instead. We will return to Boston around 22:00-23:00 in the evening.
Create a Mosaic in Boston Artist Studio
In this experience you’ll make your own mosaic at the SoWa Mosaics studio in the heart of Boston’s Art + Design district! SoWa Mosaics is a bright and welcoming space featuring mosaics made with homemade tiles of all shapes and sizes. Each student chooses a square board or picture frame as their base. We will spend a few minutes talking about mosaics and our unique process then you’ll get started glueing tiles and creating your own unique mosaic selecting from an abundance of our handmade colorful tiles. During the workshop we’ll be walking around to help guide and encourage your work. For smaller groups we like to sit down and create one with you too! At the end of the workshop, your mosaic will be glued and safe to take home but needs a day to get sturdy and dry completely before you can grout it. Each student goes home with a goodie bag containing grout, gloves and instructions on how to put the finishing touches on the artwork. After or before the workshop we encourage you to walk around and visit the 100+ other artists, galleries and shops here. Sundays are the most active with several other studios open and a vintage market in the basement. On Sundays in May thru October we have food trucks and outdoor markets too! Other things to note No art experience necessary. Intended for adults but appropriate for kids 10+. All ages welcome for birthday parties or private family activities. I can host 20ish people. Want a different day/time? Message me! I’m happy to adjust times and/or plan private events. Excited to create with you!
Professional Photo session in Boston
Hi there! I'm Hanna, I’ve been working as a professional photographer for more than 5 years. My mission is to capture the sweet, candid moments of your journey in Boston (in one of the most beautiful places - Fan Pier Park). Romantic vibe and the gorgeous landscape of Boston... What can be better? By the way, if you are planning to do a secret proposal - this photoshoot is a great opportunity to capture such an important day in the life of your couple! Lots of people are nervous to have their first photoshoot but no worries! I help with posing throughout your photo session. I promise, you won't be alone :) My main goal is to give you an awesome experience! You will get 25-35 edited photos in 1-2 weeks! If you want to do your photo session​​ at a differen​t time, please message me so we can check availability and arrange the details. The maximum group size is 10 people. If you have a big group (4 people and more) and want to book a session - just message me and I'll give a discount!
Remember the Ladies Walking Tour
We will walk the streets of Boston starting at the Massachusetts State House and delve into the lives of women from the colonial era to today in chronological order with sites that are relevant to, and support, the story of their lives and influence on the formation of the United States of America and society in general. We will start with Anne Hutchinson at the State House and site of the Old Corner Bookstore. Next we will explore the life of the slave Phillis Wheatley and why she should be a household name at the Old South Meetinghouse. We will “meet” Mercy Otis Warren and her writings and Abigail Adams at the Old State House. Onto Beacon Hill, Boston’s most prestigious neighborhood to explore the influences of Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Peabody and Isabella Stewart Gardner. We will round out the tour by looking at the great social worker Amelia Earhart before she was the great and famous aviator ending with the living sculptor Nancy Schon who created the beloved “Make Way for Duckings” sculpture in the Boston Public Garden. We will walk the streets of Boston at a leisurely pace discussing our ideas of the women of history in relation to these known and lesser known women that have had an impact on history. Other things to note Please be prepared to walk on uneven sidewalks with some small inclines. Sneakers are best for city walking. Bring water. We will have a restroom stop.
Southie Walking Tour
Experience the culture and history of south Boston, MA! Enjoy this private walking tour while learning about the people and places that make this Boston neighborhood — past, present, and future! Walk can be customized to guests’ interests including: - local shops (thrift stores + artisans) - best bars - southie’s hidden gems for places to eat! Just DM me to learn more.

Your guide to Boston

What do locals do in Boston?

The seasons (and yes, sports) really do factor into what people do here. In the summertime, if you’re not reveling in Provincetown (P-Town) or relaxing on the Cape, the Seaport District hums with outdoor dining and harborside bars. During the holidays, people get festive with a quick trip over to Salem during the fall months, and a stroll around Beacon Hill just feels that much more special when the leaves turn, or the snow falls. And you’ll always find action at (or near) Fenway, the TD Garden, and Gillette Stadium, depending on the sports season.


Where do locals eat in Boston?

You can’t beat the lobster rolls and chowda, but there’s also an eclectic and impressive dining scene in Boston, where Michelin-star chefs and old-school diner cooks dish out memorable meals.

North End

This part of town is synonymous with Italian food. Heated debates can arise from where to get the best cannoli (you can hear all about it on a food tour), but one thing is always agreed upon: this is an authentic Boston neighborhood, the city’s oldest in fact. The smell of pasta lures you off the cobblestone streets and sidewalks and into the dining rooms of historic buildings, where Italian grandma-approved recipes fill the menus. It’s also where you can catch a glimpse of the Paul Revere House, built around 1681, in between bites.

South End

Not to be confused with South Boston (better known as Southie), the South End is an extremely walkable Victorian-style neighborhood with galleries, brownstones, and some of the trendiest places to eat and drink. It’s as much a place to go for lunch options as it is for cocktails with friends, or a romantic date night. Bonus: It’s not far from Chinatown and Back Bay for even more good eats.

Jamaica Plain

This is Boston’s melting pot, where global cuisine is at its finest, and sometimes still the most affordable. Centre Street is at the heart of it all, a string of independently owned cafes and restaurants where it’s common to see the owners involved in daily operations.


What are the best ways to experience Boston’s history?

Take a Freedom Trail tour (really)

Sometimes, even locals like to play tourist in their own city, and the Freedom Trail is a good example of that. Whether it’s on a jog, stroll, or visit to entertain out-of-town visitors, there’s plenty of reasons to travel along this 2.5-mile path dotted with 16 historical landmarks (just follow the red brick road). Be sure to make a stop at the Quincy Market for fresh fare from local vendors.

Learn Boston’s legacy through its food

Tour Cambridge to see the Harvard campus, with stops at local eateries along the way. Take cooking classes with local families who share their Italian heritage. Eat the lobsta roll how it’s supposed to be eaten (in a hot dog bun). Boston is a city of traditions and history and you’ll be more than satisfied with what you discover through its food.

Explore its academic side

This is an intellectual hub, and you don’t have to be big on poli-sci or mathematics to appreciate what this city has done for the world when it comes to innovation and research. It is a city of firsts: the first school, the first subway, and the first public park — downtown’s Boston Common where you can still explore today. Take a walk with a local expert to see the architecture and history of places like Harvard, and learn the women’s history of Beacon Hill.

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