Boston, Massachusetts is a unique city with a distinct character. There is so much to Boston, Massachusettes is a unique city with a distinct character. There is so much to see and do. I wish I’d had a week or more to spend in Beantown, but unfortunately, that wasn’t the case on this trip since we only had one full day to dedicate to sightseeing. We decided to spend our day in Boston visiting historical sites.
English puritans seeking liberty and a new life founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. Boston quickly became a center for trade, politics, and religion.
Boston is home to many historic structures. Astonishingly, many have survived for hundreds of years. Today, visitors can still experience the flavor of historic Boston throughout the city.
Day in Boston: Itinerary
A Hearty Breakfast
We started our day with a hearty breakfast at Tatte Bakery & Cafe. Lunch would be late, so a good breakfast was vital. I had the Croque Madame, which was delicious.
The historical Freedom Trail is an absolute MUST in Boston.
While there are plenty of online resources available to see the Freedom Trail on your own, we like guided tours. So we selected a private tour company, Boston City Walks.
We chose the Downtown to Back Bay via Beacon Hill Walking Tour, which started at the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre.
The tour ended at Copely Square at Trinity Church.
Old North Church
After the Freedom Trail tour, we took the Boston subway from Copely Square to Haymarket and walked .4 miles to the Old North Church, the oldest church building in Boston.
We signed up for the guided Crypt Tour at the Old North Church, so we began our visit there.
After touring the crypt, we explored the sanctuary above.
Lunch in the North End
After all of this touring, we were hungry! We stopped for a late lunch at a family-owned Italian restaurant in the North End called Dino’s. I devoured the Lobster Ravioli!
Paul Revere’s House
After lunch, we walked to Paul Revere’s House and purchased tickets to tour the home. Paul Revere bought this house in 1770 and lived there with his wife, five children, and mother.
Dinner at Quincy Market
Quincy Market by Faneuil Hall contains food vendors of all sorts. Whether you’re in the mood for BBQ or seafood, you can find it here. We decided on some hot Boston clam chowder.
Boston is an incredible city with an extraordinary past. Whether you are into history, whale watching, culture, or food, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do. A day in Boston is an unforgettable experience.