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.
WHERE TO RUN >>
Charles River Path - Stretches for 17 miles along the waterfront. Great place to run and enjoy iconic Boston scenery. If you’re a history buff, the Freedom Trail is a great early morning option. A word of caution though, the Freedom Trail winds through historic Boston and is a lot of brick and cobblestone and street crossings.
Running Necessity - Feetures Merino 10 No Show Tab or Quarter
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!
WHERE TO EAT >>
Tatte - There are several locations around Boston but this bakery serves up delicious carbs and caffeine.
Neptune Oysters - This tiny establishment serves up some of the most incredible seafood we’ve ever had.
**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.
WHERE TO EXPLORE >>
Freedom Trail - From the Granary to Bunker Hill - This city trail through history is a great way to learn about Boston and the country’s early history.
Museums - There are no shortage of museums in Boston. The Museum of Natural History at Harvard was one of our favorites and the Museum of Science is great place to bring kids to learn and explore.
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.