Top things to do on a layover in Boston

Boston is the historical city of the United States. Besides historical places, Boston has many fun places to visit. If you are on a layover and have more than 3 hours of time then the best idea is to visit Boston. To make your Boston trip memorable, check these top things to do on a Layover in Boston. This guide is part of our USA Travel Guide.

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Start your trip after securing your luggage

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Where to eat

If you are hungry after tiring long hours flight then start your journey by trying some delicious food. You can visit the North End first. It is famous for its narrow streets and mouth-watering Italian food. It is home to many historical sites in Boston. You will get from Italian pizza to Italian style seafood here. Try pizza at Regina Pizzeria and Galleria Umberto and Antico Ferno. For dinner try Taranta. The best bakeries in the North End are Mike’s Pastry, Bova’s Bakery, and Modern Pastry. So start your Boston trip with

North End

Freedom Trail

This two and a half mile Freedom trail has around 16 historic sites. The freedom trail can be explored by own. Also, guided walking tours are available for 90 minutes. The tour cost is about $12 to $20 per person, and if you are a senior citizen, you will get a discount. Some of the historic sites on the Freedom Trail are Park Street Church, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, Massachusetts State House, Bunker Hill Monument, and King’s Chapel. Before you go, book walking tours and other Boston tours to avoid rush during peak season.

Faneuil Hall Market Place

Faneuil Hall market place combines four places Quincy Market, North Market, South Market, and Faneuil Hall. It has a history of hundreds of years. More than 100 restaurants and shops are in Faneuil Hall Market. The best time to visit this market is a weekday as more crowds gather at weekends. Try some dishes from one of the restaurants in the Faneuil Hall market.

New England Aquirium

Top things to do on a layover in Boston

Head to the New England Aquarium to view wonderful ocean creatures. It is located in the central wharf area of Boston. The aquarium is home to coral reefs, Caribbean reefs, sharks, beautiful fishes, sea turtles, and a number of sea animals. The best part is to watch the shark nearby you only on the other side of the tank glass. When you enter, first you will meet the penguins. There are around 80 penguins are at the ground floor. In the Amazon rain forest exhibition, you can get the view of dart frogs, anacondas, piranhas, and electric eels. Even giant pacific octopus and green anaconda are available in the 3rd level of New England Aquarium.

Museum of fine arts

Top things to do on a layover in Boston

If you have a lot of time then visit the Museum of Fine arts. The museum is located on Huntington Street in Boston. With near half-million works of arts, it is the 17th largest art museum in the world. It has an impressive collection of American art, Europian collection, Egyptian collection, Asian collection, and also Japanise collection which is first in the country. If you plan a visit to the museum on Wednesday after 4 pm then you can get free entry. You will also get access to restrooms, gift shops, restaurant after getting inside.

Samuel Adams Brewery

For beer lovers, it is the must-visit place in Boston. It is located on Germania Street in Boston. You will get a good knowledge of the brewing process by visiting it. There is a beer garden that serves tasters and pints. Brewery tour of one hour is free on the basis of first come first serve. But, you can give $2 donation You will also get a free beer sample on the tour. Tour hours are 11 a.m to 8 p.m so go early to get your free tour tickets.

Boston Common and Boston Public Garden

Boston Common

Boston Common is the oldest city park in the United States which was built-in 1634. The south end of Freedom Trail is at Boston Common. Spend time in Boston Common during your visit. During Winter Boston Common Frog pond which is located in the center of the park become an Ice skating rink. It is one of the best Ice skating rinks in the USA. For Summer it is a spray pool to beat the heat.

Boston Public Garden

You can visit Boston Public Garden with Boston Common. It is the first botanical garden in the United States. It will make you relax by its natural beauty, fountains, and swan boats. While in the Boston Public Garden, do not forget to take a ride on a swan boat during the Summer and Spring season. check their timings on here on their website.

Boston Water Front

It is the best place to view Boston Skyline and take your photos for the Boston trip Memories. It is nearer to all other attractions of Boston. So do not forget to visit the Boston Water Front. You can start walking for one or two miles from New England Aquarium which is already in our list of top things to do on a layover in Boston.