Summer is a great time to explore Boston. This is the season when the city comes alive, buzzing with activity, and setting the stage for exciting experiences. From the inspiring art on display at the SoWa Market, to the timeless tradition of a Red Sox game, to neighborhood food tours – there's usually an unending list of things to look forward to. And while this year might look a little different due to current health and safety measures, there's still plenty you can explore safely while practicing social distancing guidelines. As the city recovers, it's time to re-discover what's waiting just around the corner.
One of the city's most iconic and historic outdoor attractions, the Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile path winding its way through downtown Boston, passing by more than a dozen historically significant locations. Stops along the Freedom Trail include the USS Constitution, a historic naval frigate, churches and buildings, the Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall, and Ben Franklin's statue.
As America's oldest park, Boston Common has a history that spans centuries. Spend the day with the family exploring the Boston Public Garden or the Frog Pond. Take some time to learn more about the park's notable history, stopping by monuments and sites like Brewer Fountain or the Declaration of Independence Plaque. Or, bring your own snacks and enjoy a picnic on the lawn.
Boston Public Market
Over the years, Boston Public Market has become renowned for the artisanal cheeses, locally raised beef, and takeout ramen and gyoza of Noodle Lab. And even with the lockdown in place, a lot of these and other goods are still available through the outdoor market's delivery and pickup services. Stop by, support the local purveyors, and make your day a bit more tantalizing.
This lively street has always been a go-to spot for shopping and dining, and with many stores and restaurants beginning to re-open, it might just provide the change of pace you're looking for from weeks spent at home. With outdoor dining and specialty shops following safe social distancing guidelines you can find all the essentials you need, while enjoying a bit to eat outside.
See what else you can explore. With brand new health and safety guidelines, our hotel offers up the perfect staycation spot in downtown Boston. Contact us now to plan a change of scenery.