Boston is known for its Faneuil Hall and the Samuel Adams Brewery. But let’s have a look at the bunch of alternatives to the most touristy restaurants, markets, monuments, and parks in Boston.
If you have ever been to Boston, you probably joined the hungry crowd gathered for shrimp cocktails and platters of oysters at the Union Oyster House. This historic place has been serving its clients since 1826.
The North End’s Neptune Oyster is a better alternative for the phenomenal East and West Coast oysters. It also has a fairly reasonable wait time.
This place is also perfect for date nights or, why not, after-work oyster slurping. You will be served with daily seafood specials, as well as a stellar lobster with fries. Yummy!
In case you are looking for a bakery everywhere you go and want to avoid long lines, check out Bova’s Bakery at Salem Street. You won’t believe, it’s open 24 hours.
No trip goes without shopping, right? For boutiques, galleries, specialty stores check out Charles Street in Boston’s Historic Beacon Hill neighborhood. Enjoy getting new stuff in a more relaxed neighborhood atmosphere.
During lunchtime, you will see the crowd of tourists fighting for oversized pretzels in front of Faneuil Hall.
To have irresistible apple cider doughnuts come to Boston Public Market. You can also get edible souvenirs, such as a bottle of local craft beer from Hoopsters Alley and a jar of honey from the Boston Honey Company.
When it comes to Boston, you have everything in one place. For entertainment, Arnold Arboretum is a wonderful place to get to know with 4000 kinds of trees, vines, and shrubs.
The scent of the lilac collection from Explorers Garden will amaze you.
To sum up your wonderful trip, visit the Boston Fire Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With free admission, and, bonus for kids- a real firehouse dog named Sparky.