We know, we know, Boston isn’t quite Amherst (where UMASS is located), but we figured most of you travelers would be flying in and out of Boston, and wanting to spend some time in Beantown. Twitter is amazing, and we were introduced to Jeff this week, who was willing to share some food and activity recommendations with us. Check it all out, Cougar fans, and let us know your favorites. As always, feel free to leave any additional recs (for Boston OR Amherst) in the comments below.
Things to do:
- Freedom Trail — Explore Boston’s most historic sites including Faneuil Hall, The Old North Church, the Granary Cemetery, Paul Revere’s house, and the Bunker Hill Monument.
- It’s cold in Boston this time of year so for an inside activity check out one of our best museums. Options include: The Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Gardner Museum, The Museum of Science, The New England Aquarium, and The Boston Children’s Museum.
- Take a Tour of Fenway Park — It opened in 1912. It’s the nation’s oldest baseball stadium. Meet Wally the big green monstah and climb peskys pole (don’t actually do that).
Duck boat tour — Great way to see all of the main sights of Boston and then cruise up the Charles River for great views of Boston’s back bay and Cambridge.
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Places to eat:
- Union Oyster House — Opened in 1826 (that’s before Joseph even got the plates) this is America’s oldest restaurant and the seafood is amazing.
- La Famiglia Giorgio’s — You can’t go wrong with any Italian restaurant in Boston’s historic North End “Little Italy,” but this is a personal favorite.
- Regina Pizzeria — Best pizza in Boston. Don’t worry about the paper plates. Go to the original location in the north end do not eat anywhere else (such as Quincy market).
Lolita Cocina — Boston is not known for its Mexican, but this place is a lot of fun!!! Cougars, please stay away from the Tequila.
Mike’s Pastry — Best cannoli on the East coast - Take that, Modern Pastry. The cannoli to get is the Florentine.
Dino’s — Best sub place, or anything Italian with pesto sauce
Omni Parker House — Go here for the original Boston Creme pie. They invented it!