The FNDS unofficial guide to Boston
By Renzo Figari (a guy that has never gone to Boston)
Boston is one of America’s oldest cities and it provides opportunities for a rich historical adventure, with great dining, extraordinary shopping, exciting sporting events, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene. If you are just trying to absorb some of the advantages while attending the FNDS meeting or taking a longer vacation before or after the meeting, you will be thrilled to find that there is an activity to please every kind of traveler. And you will be surprised how walkable and easy to explore it is.
If you are into site seeing and history, we got you covered. Hopefully, with some of these notes, you will be able to visit some great locations. From George Sherman Union just continue going straight down Commonwealth Ave, until you reach Boston Commons. A 5o acres of park in the middle of downtown. Whether you take a float in the pond on a Swan-shaped boat, ride the Carousel, or just take a walk around the park it is the best place to start taking in the spirit of Boston. From Boston Commons, you can start your history hike of about 2.5 miles down the Freedom Trail (https://www.thefreedomtrail.org/). The path covers the most important historic places like the house of Paul Revere, the statue of Benjamin Franklin, and the Old State House. With men and women dressed in colonial attire all along the way ready to answer any question. As you are walking on Hanover St take a few minutes to stop by Modern Pastry for the best cannoli in town.
For the sports fan, what a better way to relax after the meeting that visiting the famous Fenway Park. The Baseball local team, the Boston Red Sox, will be playing local against the Saint Louis Cardinals on June 18 and 19, and then against the Detroit Tigers on June 20 and 21. After the game doesn’t forget to stop by Sweet Cheeks located just a few blocks and serve one of Boston’s best BBQs.
If you are traveling with family, then do not despair. Your little ones can have a great time at the Boston Children’s Museum and the New England Aquarium. Both are within walking distance of each other.
After a day of great talks at the FNDS conference, I hope you can find something to do in this great city, by yourself or with a group you will always have fun in Boston. And maybe you will find me getting one (or two) of those delicious cannoli. See you in Boston!
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