Once you land in Boston, it will be hard to know where to start exploring. Be sure to make your way through one of the oldest cities in the United States to the Freedom Trail, to explore some of our nation’s history. As you follow the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail, you’ll walk through downtown Boston, between Boston Common to Bunker Hill Monument. You’ll see the Old State House, famous churches, and historic buildings, among many other important sites.
Since the Freedom Trail passes through the downtown area, you’ll be able to make diversions to landmarks like the Boston Opera House to see touring Broadway shows, explore exciting nightlife with world-class restaurants and bars, and enjoy leisurely shopping at a range of shopping destinations. Downtown Boston also offers a variety of hotels, so you can find great accommodations centrally located in the city.
Make your way north of downtown to Boston’s North End for a taste of delicious Italian cuisine. Known as Boston’s Little Italy, the North End is Boston’s oldest residential community—people have lived there continuously since the 1630s. Some notable historical landmarks include Old North Church, where the famous, “One if by land, two if by sea” signal was sent during Paul Revere’s midnight ride; the Paul Revere House, which was Paul Revere’s home during the American Revolution; and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, the city’s second cemetery. Be sure to check out the incredible restaurants along Hanover street, then visit a few of the famous Italian bakeries to compare cannoli and decide who does this treat best.