Collected by Thomas Kay
Milk St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
My favorite summer spot that is enjoyed by kids of all ages: The Rings Fountain. Sixty four jets spray to heights of 30 feet on this section of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The unpredictable jets of water shoot like ribbons into the sky and delight...
308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
The Boston Children’s Museum knows a thing or two about keeping kids amused and entertained—it's been doing it for more than a century. An unmissable landmark on Fort Point Channel (look for the giant Hood milk bottle), the museum has...
100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
The recently opened Boston Public Market is the only year round indoor market in the country to feature exclusively New England vendors. The bounty of 35 businesses representing farms, makers and food producers offers a cross section of all things...
375 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Every Sunday from May through October, the SoWa (south of Washington Street) Open Market celebrates all things local. Started a decade ago, it features a farmers' market with growers from the area, an indie design market, and a rotating group of...
15 Channel Center St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Boston is having a moment with juice. You can find creative combinations all over the city. Nourish Your Soul was the first cold-press bar to open in Boston. Its menu includes seven variations on green juice alone. My favorite in this category is...
93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Brick oven classics come out of the kitchen in this North End mainstay. The traditional beehive shaped, wood burning oven makes great thin crusted pizza with all the traditional toppings. Mushroom and artichoke just happens to be my favorite....
4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Boston’s Public Garden is magical in the summer, with its many weeping willows and manicured hedges. Kids and adults alike will delight in a ride on the iconic Swan Boats, which float on the garden’s lagoon. The whimsical boats are foot-pedaled,...
24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, USA
Love history? Then don't miss at least part of The Freedom Trail. Two and a half miles of 16 sites steeped in history make up Boston's version of the 'Yellow Brick Road.' This time, the brown bricks start at the Boston Common, and lead you on a...
Charles St, Boston, MA, USA
Starting at the northeast corner of the Public Garden, and stretching to the end of Beacon Hill, Charles St. shopping offers a more boutiquey experience than its better known Newbury St. cousin. The feel is very European, with a mix of small...
46 Waltham St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Walking down the alley to the courtyard of Patch NYC, you'll probably think-Where is she sending me? Trust me, there's gold at the end of the tunnel! In the beautifully designed shop, you'll find the the work of a highly curated group of vendors,...
33 N Square, Boston, MA 02113, USA
The North End can be a bit of a tourist trap, but if you wander past the barkers trying to get you into their spots, down a side street you'll find this award winning jewel. Romantic flickering candles set the mood and good authentic Italian...
1618 Tremont St One Brigham Circle, Boston, MA 02120, USA
Boston is home to many small batch makers as well as some big name favorites. Reliable standby flavors that kids might gravitate to are easy to find, but adults will delight in some of the heady combinations. JP Licks and Emack and Bolio’s have...
119 Business St, Hyde Park, MA 02136, USA
Chocolate calling your name? The ubiquitous cupcake is easy to find and provides bite size pleasure for the chocolate sweet tooth solution. Try Isabelle’s Curly Cakes, Kickass, Georgetown or Sweet Cupcakes for many variations on a theme. L.A....
44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Boston is short on good downtown breakfast places, but fortunately the Paramount is open 7 days a week. It's a tiny cafeteria-style place with an open grill so you stand in line to order before sitting down at a table. The food is fresh and...
1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
I make a point to visit zoos and aquariums in every city I visit; Boston was no exception. This aquarium was huge—with a large central tank, incredible jelly fish area, penguins, even an IMAX—and I had a great time spending the day here!
83 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Georgetown Cupcake is famous from the TLC reality show "DC Cupcakes," but the cupcakes themselves are amazing! They are some of the best cupcakes I have had, and I visited the store twice during my visit. It's located on trendy Newbury St., which...
130 Congress St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Post Office Square Park (also known as the Norman B. Leventhal Park) is located in the heart of Boston's financial district. Created when an unsightly parking structure was placed below ground, the park serves as an outdoor living room complete...
50, 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199, USA
Boston is a big city, yet it is possible to see all of the famous sights in one hour at one place: the Skywalk Observatory, inside the Prudential center. As a local, I go there often to see how the city and the view changes—spring's vivid color,...
4401, 9 Spring Ln, Boston, MA 02109, United States
Commonwealth Books is a fantastic place to while away an hour or two, amid an impressive collection of used & rare books, ranging from recent titles to medieval manuscript leaves, engravings, children's books and more. Located in the heart of ...
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