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Boston 1 day itinerary

Take advantage of your little time and take this 1-day itinerary in Boston. Here I will give you tips on what to do and what to know in a few hours.

Boston 1 day itinerary

Assuming you already rented a car and that you will have a full day free to explore the city

Museum of Science – Boston

Arriving in Boston, we parked at Museum of Science and we took the opportunity to get to know a little of the place which, by the way, is worth the visit because it is amazing and huge too!

Prepare to spend a few hours as you will see numerous scientific sessions with temporary exhibitions and more than 50 permanent ones.

We saw simulations of lightning, a life-size Tyrannosaurus and an archaeological dig. We also had fun at the planetarium and the IMAX theater that shows movies from the ocean that looks like you're actually diving!

Charlesbank Park and Esplanade and Hatch Shell – Boston

From there, we continued walking to the Charlesbank Park, a park along the Charles River, very pleasant for walking.

Then we come to Esplanade and Hatch Shell, a larger park, also along the Charles River and between the Longfellow and Massachusetts Avenue bridges. There are jogging trails, lakes and a sailing center.

From spring to autumn, it hosts outdoor events, the most famous of which is Boston Pops, on July 4th. The photos look beautiful at this point 🙂

Public Garden – Boston

After some time, we continued along the Charles Street until the Public Garden.

THE Charles Street it features stone walkways and well-preserved brownstone historic homes that showcase all of Boston's charm. For those who like it, there are sophisticated boutiques, antique shops, delicatessen and good restaurants. A great walk!

we arrived at Public Garden, the first public botanical garden in the country.

With a small pond and a suspension bridge above it, the winding paths take you on a delightful ride.

Boston Common – Boston

And it was just crossing the Charles Street again we arrived at Boston Common?? This place has approximately 19.4 ha of green area and is, to this day, considered a meeting point in Boston.

In the early 19th century, it hosted public hangings.

Today, it offers ice skating in the winter and outdoor performances in the summer. We had a good time in the park and we didn't even see the time pass.

In fact, it takes about 30 minutes to cross the entire park.

We also took the opportunity to visit the Park Street Church: The church's 66-meter Belfry was the first thing to see when arriving in the city in the 19th century.

New England Aquarium – Boston

Still walking, we followed the avenues of downtown Boston to the area of New England Aquarium – a small three-story aquarium, but full of attractions.

It has a salt water tank full of turtles, sharks and various fish.

There are daily sessions with sea lions and whale watching tours. A good attraction, despite the steep price.

From there, at the end of the day, we took a taxi straight to the place where the car was parked and went to the next destination.

A super nice day, but we didn't get to see even half of what Boston has to offer… But we'll definitely be back! 🙂


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