Things to do in Boston around Business Of Software USA 2016

Those of you who have read my other recent blog posts will know that Sophia, Mark and I are heading off to the Business Of Software conference in Boston. We have booked in a few days earlier though to experience some of the wonders that Boston has to offer. I found an interesting range of activities and thought I would share the list. Since everybody likes to experience different things when they go away I have found a variety of activities where I hope I have found something for everyone.

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For The Food Fanatics

  • Outdoor diners – I found this interesting article detailing the best outdoor diners that Boston has to offer. If the weather is good then these are a must.
  • Wine tasting – Those of you who like some free bubbly can try out some free wine tasting sessions at CentralBottle
  •  Samuel Adam Brewery Tour – If wine is not your cup of tea then how about beer? Samuel Adam’s provide Brewery Tours showing you the ins and outs of their brewing process and offer you a few samples along the way. All this costs is a minimum $2 donation that will go towards helping local charities.
  • Sea food – Of course we can not forget Boston’s main specialty. Have a peek at this list of some of the best seafood restaurants around.

For the Nature Lovers

  • Hidden gardens – For fans of the Secret Garden we have this little list of hidden gems. If you want a calm relaxing place to think or just want to explore then this is the activity for you.
  • Whale watching – A treat for any whale lover and a nice 3-4 hours trip that gives the possibility of getting a tan. Wrap up though as it is 10-20 degrees colder out in the sea.
  • The New England Aquarium – An aquatic delight featuring penguins, turtles, seals and more!

For the Athletically Driven

  • Bleacher Bar Pub – strategically placed beneath the bleachers at Fenway Park, this offers baseball fans a fantastic view of the stadium from the comfort of a bar.
    The food is apparently good too!
  • Tour of Fenway park – Baseball fans will have to see inside the stadium too of course. You can spend a hour touring one of America’s iconic baseball parks with a multilingual tour guide to fill in all of the details.
  • Brooklyn Boulders Rock climbing – If rock climbing is more your thing then check out Brooklyn Boulders.

For the Historic Wanderers

  • Restoration resources – Described as a treasure trove of unique decor. This is a must shop for antique lovers to visit and possibly buy from.
  • Freedom Trail – If you fancy exploring museums and meeting houses, churches, and burial grounds then this is the activity to you. This 2.5 mile journey will help you discover Boston, both the past and present.
  • Witch’s House and Witch Trial Memorials – Those interested in witches can pop over to Salem for the day and visit the sites where trials were carried out and where memorials have been reserrected for the Witch Trial victims
  • Harvard University (and MIT!) – Who does not want to say they have been to MIT or Harvard? You do not have to tell people it was for a guided historical tour (or a t-shirt) of course.

Bonus Activity

  • Artisan’s Asylum – A cool place to pick us some new skills. Depending on the activities at the time you will be able to learn anything from mask creation to bike building and figure drawing to glass work.
  • Marriot building – I have been told that this a architectural wonder inside if you want to take a peek. If you do make sure you have a look at the elevator.

So there are just a few things to get you started. Hopefully there were a few activities that tickled your interest.

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Georgia Ingham

Java Developer at idrsolutions
Georgia is a Java Developer at IDRSolutions. She is currently working along side the team on the development of JPedal and JPDf2HTML5. Her hobbies include reading and cycling.
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About Georgia Ingham

Georgia is a Java Developer at IDRSolutions. She is currently working along side the team on the development of JPedal and JPDf2HTML5. Her hobbies include reading and cycling.

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