Boston is a compact city, an eclectic mix of historic monuments and modern skyscrapers interspersed with bohemian neighbourhoods. Boston is the perfect city to explore on foot with most of the major attractions within easy walking distance of one another.
Boston Common holds the distinction of being the oldest park in America and is the starting point of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile (4km) trail that links 16 historic sights associated with America’s early struggle for freedom from British control. A great way to discover the city is to follow the trail and uncover the events leading up to, and including, the American revolution. Cambridge lies just across the Charles River from Boston and is a city in its own right. Two of the most well-known universities in the world, Harvard University and MIT, are found in Cambridge. The area is full of trendy bars, hip cafes and interesting shops and restaurants just waiting to be explored. Soak up the atmosphere with a stroll around the historic Harvard campus, visit the Peabody Museum of archaeology or simply have a coffee on Harvard Square and enjoy some time people watching.
Boston is very easy to walk around, but when your feet get tired make a beeline for the Boston Library on Copley Square not only is it incredibly interesting, its an oasis of calm in this busy city the Courtyard Café in the central quadrangle is a great place to have lunch or a coffee.
Boston - Wander down to Beacon Hill and stop at Isabelles Curly Cakes on Charles Street. It sells delicious home-made cupcakes. (I would particularly recommend the Boston Cream.)