Whenever anyone asks, I always say I’m from Boston. Though I grew up in the suburbs and went to school in a neighboring city, Boston was always the hub around which my life and family revolved. And now that I live outside of the US, I consider the city my home.
There’s no way to remember my first experience of Boston; I was born here. For a city so small, Boston has an outsized personality and an abundance of culture, with universities and museums and the famous Fenway Park all jostling for attention alongside parks, brick buildings, and cobblestones side streets that make Boston feel like Boston.
Expect hot, humid summers and snowy winters, with a vibrant autumn and wet spring.
If you only have time for one thing, make it The Freedom Trail, which travels through Boston’s historic sites.
Afterwards, loop back to the North End, a traditionally Italian neighborhood with narrow twisting streets and brick buildings. It's the perfect place to sample Boston’s version of Italian-American cuisine, including cannolis and pizza.
Boston is a baseball town, and historic Fenway Park is the home of the Boston Red Sox, the local team. Explore this more than 100-year-old venue and learn about the history of baseball and Boston’s obsession with it.
In the afternoon, hop on a Duck Boat, an amphibious vehicle from World War II, to see Boston from land and water. Ride through the center of Boston before driving into the Charles River.
In the evening, head back into Boston and get acquainted with the tavern, brewery, and craft beer scene in the city. Stop at well-known spots like the Sam Addams brewery, as well as local taverns, to get a sense of the pub nightlife in Boston.