Boston is a living, breathing city. Locals are proud to call it home, and visitors light up when they see how much it has to offer. Walking the streets, you’ll see a mix of modern and traditional architecture and a plethora of historical sites. With a rich history and thriving contemporary culture, it’s no wonder Boston is one of the top destinations on the East Coast.
Live Like a Local
To see the best of Boston’s history on foot, take a stroll along the Freedom Trail. This two-and-a-half-mile stretch will guide you along 16 different Revolutionary Era sites. If it’s a Sunday morning, you need to go to SOWA Open Market. This spot is a one-stop shop because it combines a traditional farmers market with a vintage market, an art market, and a food truck market. Then, head down memory lane to the original Cheers bar in Beacon Hill!
At Brooklyn Boulders you can rock climb 28,000 square feet of wall routes and get a dose of community spirit at the same time. The facility is adorned with local art murals and holds regular events that make it a staple spot for locals. For a mix of watersports and history, grab a SUP or kayak and make your way down the Charles River where you’ll see top spots like Harvard and MIT from the water.
Only in Boston will you get a discount at a museum for wearing Red Sox memorabilia. This is exactly what happens at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum where you’ll see an eccentric collection of art, including a handful of empty frames that nod to the US’s biggest art heist that happened over 25 years ago. For a jazzy evening, take a seat for dinner at Lucky’s Lounge and be serenaded by Frank Sinatra live tribute band that meets every Saturday from 7-10pm.
Step into The Butcher Shop for a taste of Europe with house-made charcuterie, cheeses of all funk levels, a variety of antipasti, and a carefully selected wine menu. For a truly exclusive experience head to Downtown Crossing and look out for the inconspicuous gold sign that reads “Bogies.” Here you’ll find a dimly lit, adults-only chophouse that seats a limit of 20 people. With extravagant cuts of meat, caviar service, and custom martinis, this place will make you feel like the crème de la crème.
Get to Know Boston From Those Who Know It Best
At the Copley Square Hotel, they know that Boston is more than just a city, it’s an identity. The hotel’s charm and character embody the city’s spirit, and their staff know how to provide a true Boston experience to their guests. With stunning views of the Back Bay, the Copley Square Hotel is located in the heart of historic Boston, giving you the best opportunity to explore the area.