Boston: More Than Just a Marathon

Of course you can treat a visit to Boston like a 7th grade US history class outing – there are certainly enough interesting monuments and landmarks to fill your time. But experienced guides in Boston want you to know there’s also great beer here (of course!) and lots of different sporting opportunities, from running popular routes (including the world’s most famous marathon route) to screaming encouragement at a Red Sox or Bruins game. There are also stunning photo opportunities for those interested in learning some new techniques while taking in the Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill and Back Bay areas.

Boston guided tours may also take you to the renowned Harvard University where you will invariably find it so peaceful and quiet that you can almost imagine the students are studying, rather than sleeping off the consequences of last night’s kegger. I did say almost.

You may want to concentrate on sites around the North End of the city known as Little Italy. This is where Paul Revere’s house stands, and where you’ll get a good sense of how people lived in the 1770s (in a word, closely; the house is really, really small). In the Back Bay area, tour through the lovely residential sections of Commonwealth Ave. and Marlborough and Beacon streets. This area has been among the most desirable (and the most expensive) of places to hang your tricorne hat in Boston since the early 1800s.

The Museum of Science, found on the esplanade lining the banks of the Charles River, is a great place to spend a few hours with kids. If you have to spend any time at all with kids, that is.

The amazing tour guides in Boston will have you returning home full of wonderful stories to tell. Trust us on this one though, if you’re going in February, bring a very warm coat. It’s lovely here in the spring, summer and fall, but in winter, it’s damn cold.

Check out this interesting layer-lapse video of some of the city’s landscapes. Layer-lapse, it’s like time-lapse, but with layers!

What is your favorite lesser known spot in Boston?

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