|Sightseeing in Boston & Cambridge MA|
|What's the best way to see the sights in Boston and Cambridge MA? Here are my strategies to help you plan.|
IF YOU HAVE 1 DAY
The best way to get the flavor of Boston old and new is to walk the Freedom Trail. Besides leading you to many of the city's historical sites, the Trail takes you past the financial and government districts to fun-filled Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the picturesque North End, both good places for lunch. More...
To fully enjoy the Trail will take a full day. If you cut it short, you may have time in the afternoon for a visit to one of the top museums—the Museum of Fine Arts, the Gardner Museum or Institute of Contemporary Art for the aesthetic-minded, the Museum of Science for those of a scientific bent.
IF YOU HAVE 2 DAYS
Start your second day with a walk through Boston Common, the Public Garden, and Back Bay. Be sure to see some of the wonderful old townhouses along Back Bay's Commonwealth Avenue and the shops, cafés and boutiques along Newbury Street.
An alternative: follow the route of Boston's Harborwalk for as long as you wish.
In the afternoon, pick
another of the top museums,
or do some
café-sitting. For nightlife, look into
the current roster of musical events
dozens each night), or see what's doing
in the Theater District.
IF YOU HAVE 3 DAYS
On your third day it's time to cross the river for a look at Harvard Square and Harvard University in Cambridge. You can easily spend a full morning sightseeing, shopping and cafe-sitting around the square.
For more shopping tips, see the Shopping section.