Coffee in Boston has been a part of the city culture for some time now and in recent years, the specialty coffee scene has truly begun to bloom. In cafes across the city you will find quality coffees from multiple, well-known roasters. Though we will be venturing to Boston in April for business as we celebrate 25 years of specialty coffee, there is no shortage of other attractions worth visiting while you are there. Take time to have some fun and visit a few of the places listed below!
For information about Boston while you are on the go, download the Boston USA
smartphone app and find great deals, search the event calendar and purchase tickets to many Boston attractions!
Boston's Public Garden
was America's first botanical park and is one of the city's most alluring attractions. Visitors can enjoy a Swan Boat ride around the tranquil Lagoon, admire the resident swans and enjoy tulips blooming in the Public Garden's formal beds in the spring.
For first-time and returning Boston visitors, the Freedom Trail
will give you a flavor of early American history. The Freedom Trail's path winds through the most vibrant parts of the city and will show you both historic and modern Boston, as well as terrific restaurants and stunning waterfront views!
Home to the largest group of architecturally outstanding early North American theatres, plus recently added editions, the Boston Theatre District
includes everything from Broadway shows to avant-garde experimental theatre productions.
For all you sports fans: walk across the same field where Babe Ruth looked up at cheering crowds while he pitched! Fenway Park
, home to the Boston Redsox, is one of the most famous baseball parks in the nation, for good reason. Tours are offered daily, every hour, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
This year stay an extra couple of days after The 25th Annual Event and witness elite athletes compete in the Boston Marathon
. The day after The Event ends, the marathon begins and will bring in people from all over the world to watch Olympic and professional athletes run in this 26 mile marathon.
is the most historically preserved neighborhood in the city. Walking around this area, you will find gas lights, narrow streets, excellent restaurants, boutiques and 19th century mansions that will make you feel as though you have traveled back in time.
is one of the city's best known areas with stunning buildings, beautiful churches and elaborate Victorian architecture. Take a stroll through Copley Square
and marvel at the greenery of the park and the magnificent buildings that surround the area.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
is Boston shopping at its best with more than 100 of the finest shops and specialty pushcarts. Locally-owned treasures, nationally recognized retailers, and the world's first "fleet" of wholly unique pushcarts featuring New England artisans and their fabulous wares.
The Blackstone Block
is the only remaining original 17th
century street in Boston. Your footsteps will fall on stones trod by Declaration of Independence
signatory John Hancock, who built a house in this area in 1767 for his brother Ebenezer.
is the oldest pub in the country. The restaurant got its name from the original proprietor, a man named Jimmy Wilson, who served as Boston's town crier until 1794, when he opened up the pub, which currently stands on the site of Benjamin Franklin's childhood home.
Dating back to the 1600's, the Union Oyster House
has had its fair share of history. One of J.F.K's favorite dining spots, the Union Oyster House is also said to be the birthplace of the toothpick. Stop by for some delicious seafood and sit in the designated "The Kennedy Booth".
Established in 1654, The Green Dragon was a favorite haunt of Paul Revere. Today with a full array of Irish-American fare and Traditional New England Seafood dishes, The Green Dragon
offers a wide choice for even the most discerning palette.
This once old-world style bar in the narrow streets of Haymarket is a spacious and cozy hangout. The Point
provides nice views of the Haymarket Square, the North End, and is available for catered private parties.
A highlight of any visit to this beautiful waterfront city is the abundance of fresh fish and shellfish. Lobster, lobster rolls, luscious oysters, clam chowder, and fish caught the same day are just a small taste of what Boston serves! Try Neptune Oyster
, Legal Sea Foods
, O Ya
, B&G Oysters
and Jasper White's Summer Shack
. Fortunately, almost every Boston restaurant serves seafood, and it's very good in most places.
If seafood is not your thing, don't worry, there is something for everyone! Boston's best French restaurants and French bistros feature spectacular food and cooking techniques and are often combined with the freshest local vegetables. We recommend Pigalle
, Les Zygomates
, Petit Robert Bistro
, Sel de la Terre
Boston Italian restaurants represent almost every region of Italy from southern Italian to Sicilian to Piedmontese. Try Davio's
, Piattini Wine Café
, Antonio's Cucina Italiana
, or Panificio Bistro
For a larger listing for Boston restaurants, click here.