While in Boston, be sure to try everything - including the seafood!
Some local specialties that you shouldn’t miss include fresh steamed lobster, cod, creamy seafood chowder and oysters on the half shell. One place to try these is the Boston waterfront, part of the famous harbour which has been redeveloped for residential and recreational use. Boston also houses America’s oldest restaurant – the Union Oyster House, where you can see a photo of Boston’s first waitress, Rose Carey. You can also pop into the “Cheers” bar made famous by the sitcom and take a selfie next to cutouts of its stars.
Boston residents also like to hang out at the Boston Common and Public Garden. This is the oldest public park in America and it’s a lovely place to relax in the sunshine, ride the Swan boats and have a picnic beneath the shady trees.
Shopping-wise, you’re spoilt for choice in Boston. The large Prudential Centre and more upmarket Copley Place are two of the city’s largest shopping centres, while Wretham Village Premium Outlets - where you can pick up designer goods at cheaper prices - is just outside the centre.