Runner's City Guide: Boston – Feetures

Runner's City Guide: Boston

As a runner, the first thing you might think of when you hear Boston is the big race that happens there every April. And while earning a highly coveted spot on the start line in Hopkinton is high on a lot of runner’s priority lists, the marathon is not the only reason that Boston is a great city for runners. So whether you’re in town for the race this weekend or planning a trip to see the city any time in the near future here’s a list of our top spots in Boston.

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  1. The Charles River Esplanade - This scenic route along the Charles River is a popular spot for runners, with stunning views of the city skyline. Start at the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge and run along the river for as long as you like.
  2. The Emerald Necklace - This chain of parks and waterways is a beautiful place to run, with plenty of shade and scenery. Start at the Arnold Arboretum and run along the Jamaicaway to Jamaica Pond.
  3. The Freedom Trail - This 2.5-mile route takes you through some of Boston's most historic sites, including the Massachusetts State House and Paul Revere's House. It's a great way to combine sightseeing with exercise.
  4. Heartbreak Hill - If you're feeling adventurous, tackle the infamous Heartbreak Hill, one of the most challenging parts of the Boston Marathon. Located in Newton, it's a steep but rewarding climb.

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Where To Get Gear (that you forgot to pack) - Marathon Sports (the Boylston street location is just a few feet from the finish line of the Boston Marathon). Heartbreak Hill Running Company is great shop as well that has a great selection of custom-gear!



  1. Sam LaGrassa's - This classic deli near Boston Common is known for its hearty sandwiches and friendly service.
  2. Neptune Oysters - This tiny establishment serves up some of the most incredible seafood we’ve ever had.
  3. Tatte - There are several locations around Boston but this bakery serves up delicious carbs and caffeine.
  4. Regina Pizzeria - Bostonians swear by the pizza at Regina's, a local institution with several locations throughout the city.

**Almost any Italian restaurant in North End also makes our short list. Just go walk around and pick a spot, it's bound to be good. 


  1. The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum - Learn about the events that led up to the American Revolution in this interactive museum, where you can participate in a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party.
  2. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - This stunning museum in the Fenway neighborhood features a beautiful courtyard and a collection of art and artifacts from around the world.
  3. The Boston Public Library - Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city in this peaceful library, which boasts a stunning interior and impressive collection of books and artwork.
  4. Duck Boat Tour - Sightsee on land and the Charles River for a unique experience.



There's no way to cover all the amazing things in Boston. Now chime in and tell us what we missed. 

Written by

Joseph Gaither

Joe Gaither is the Chief Marketing Officer at Feetures. After graduating from UNC (go 'heels!) Joe joined the ranks alongside father/Feetures CEO Hugh Gaither and brother/Feetures COO John Gaither, developing the very best performance socks designed to support the many ways humans are meant to move. After work, you can find Joe with his dog-son, Louis, or running in his favorite Feetures men's socks–the Elite Ultra Light No Shows!

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