Traveling to Boston for the first time? Here are a few beginner tips that you’ll want to keep in mind before visiting this gorgeous, history-rich city.
The word free often comes with a fine print, but seriously, there is plenty to do and see in this Northeastern city that will cost you nothing. Travel through our country’s history at any hour of the day with a self-guided tour through Freedom Trail. Stellar wine tastings are available at Bacco’s Wine and Cheese daily from 5-7 pm or on Saturdays from 2-7 pm. Take advantage of the wide variety of free concerts happening at Hatch Shell during the summer nights. Experience a guided tour of the Boston Public Library to dive into some splendid architecture and discover a famous repertoire of original famous literature.
Pay Attention To Weather
This one may sound obvious, but Boston’s weather will be drastically different depending on what time of the year you stay. Wintertime brings extreme cold, so you’re going to want to pack lots of layers and even some hand warmers. Spring is usually from April to June and will bring rainy weather, so make sure you come prepared with a travel-friendly umbrella. Summer can get awfully humid, so you’re going to want to keep this in mind when packing outfits and choosing hairstyles (away from the neck is always key!). For the fall season (usually from September to October), make sure you bring your favorite sweater or two for when it gets chilly.
Craving Italian while on your trip? Look no further than Boston’s North End, home to some of the best Italian cuisine in the nation. Lucca, Neptune Oyster, and Mike’s Pastry are a few of the town’s best, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the dining in this area.
Walking the Map
To the surprise of many, Boston is actually a very small city, so you’re going to want to keep that in mind when you prepare for your trip. Pack shoes that are well broken-in and comfortable, because you will be doing plenty of walking while visiting. Bring along a sturdy backpack as well so that you can carry snacks, a sweater, and proper weather supplies such as hand warmers or an umbrella.
Sports Are Life
While you’re here, you definitely will not want to miss a game. Whether it’s the Celtics, the Red Sox, the Bruins, the New England Patriots, or the New England Revolution, there is always something exciting happening sports-wise in Boston. The indescribable comradery that sports bring to the community is truly something to experience for yourself.
Boston is home to rich culture and exquisite seasons. Coming adequately prepared for your trip will allow you to revel in all that the city has to offer.