Tips for Visitors to Boston from the World Congress
Local Organizing Committee Members
We asked the members of the 2018 World Congress Local Organizing Committee for a list of their favorite places in Boston. Here are suggestions from our local experts for you to consider.
Attractions to visit that are close by:
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Harborwalk, Boston Tea Party Museum, Boston Children’s Museum, Greenway, USS Constitution, North End, Aquarium, Whale-watching (e.g., departing from Aquarium), take a ferry to Boston Harbor Islands, Boston Harbor cruise, Faneuil Hall, Freedom Trail (Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Bunker Hill), Museum of Science, Harpoon Brewery/Sam Adams brewery, JFK birthplace/house, JFK library, Boston Common/Public Garden, Fenway, MFA, Isabella Gardner, Fogg Art, Harvard, MIT Museum, walk through South End, Top of the Hub for the view, Boston Public Library, BSO, Esplanade, Newbury St.
Restaurants/bars – their top picks:
Close by: Sportello, Drink, Row 34, Committee, Lookout rooftop bar on top of the Envoy, Legal, Bastille, Blue Dragon, Barking Crab
Around town: Toro, Beehive, Ruka, Yvonne’s, Waypoint, Alden & Harlow, Barcelona, other Legal locations, Summer Shack, Neptune Oysters, Mike’s Pastries/Modern Pastry
Want to see the water or beach?
Visit Castle Island and the South Boston beaches.
Providence is a nice easy trip (accessible by public transport), and especially nice on an evening when they are doing WaterFire- no schedule yet, but it should be available soon: https://waterfire.org/schedule/2018-waterfire-providence-event-schedule/
If you want to visit the beach, here is a link to Boston-area beaches accessible by public transportation: http://www.bu.edu/today/2013/boston-beaches-accessible-by-mbta/
Do you wish to explore outside Boston’s city limits? Here are some ideas:
Berkshires: Tanglewood, Mass MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) located in North Adams, MA.
Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Salem, Cape Anne (Rockport, Gloucester).