My Top 5 Boston Destinations

I can’t believe that it’s been 3 years since I moved to Boston. In these 3 years, I’ve absolutely fallen in love with “Beantown” and I can’t believe that I have lived here for so long. In that time, I’ve been fortunate to find my favorite places in the city because I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last years here.

1. Sonsie

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I LOVE breakfast, and Sonsie is probably my favorite place I’ve gone to for breakfast in the city. It’s the cutest restaurant with THE BEST coffee. It’s a little pricey, but the French toast is delish and so worth it.

2. The Esplanade

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My family actually makes fun of me for my love of the Charles River Esplanade, but I can’t think of anywhere I love more in the city. It feels like an escape from the city and is my absolute favorite place to go for a walk or a run!

3. The North End

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The North End is a great place to bring friends and family that are visiting—The North End’s restaurants especially came in handy when my siblings visited in a rotation for about a month over the summer. Everything from the cannolis to, most importantly, the PASTA is amazing and 10/10 would recommend.

4. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is my favorite museum that I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to a lot of museums (thanks, Grandma). The whole museum is a work of art because Isabella Stewart Gardner was an art collector in the 1800’s and the museum is her old house. Every piece is significant and beautiful.

5. The Museum of Fine Arts

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My other favorite museum in the city is the MFA. Luckily, my student ID gets me in for free. There’s everything from American Historical Art to African Art. Also, there are foreign film festivals, which are so fun to go to. This summer, I went to some French films and they were “marveilleux".

Boston is my favorite place, and if you’re looking for recommendations, look no further than the 80,000 college students who go to school in this fun city. Don’t forget to “park the car in Harvard Yard.”

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