Start your day by exploring South Boston. We recommend grabbing a coffee and egg sandwich from Sidewalk Café or Boston Bagel Company. If brunch is more your style, check out the Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant, Publico Street Bistro & Garden, My Diner or The Paramount. For those looking to get in a few extra steps, we recommend taking a stroll along M Street and Carson Beach, walking around Castle Island or heading to Dorchester Heights. 

Next, head to The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, located by the JFK/UMass Station on the Red Line. Dedicated to the memory of the nation’s 35th president, the JFK Presidential Library features 25 multimedia exhibits and period settings from the White House – giving you a true ‘you are there’ moment!  

Adjacent to the library is the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the Commonwealth Museum, where you can learn about the state’s rich civic history and heritage.  

Then grab the MBTA Red Line and head into downtown Boston, riding the train inbound to Park Street, to visit the Visitor Information Center located on the Boston Common very close to The Embrace memorial. The visitor center has all the information and options you need for Boston’s best walking tours. Take a guided tour of Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail or the Black Heritage Trail. Looking for a faster way to explore the city? Check out tickets for the Old Town Trolley Tour or Boston Cityview Tours.  

Just a short walk away, along the Freedom Trail, are the pillars of Revolutionary Spaces: the Old South Meeting House and Old State House. Built in 1713, the Old State House was the seat of British colonial power and is also the site of the Boston Massacre. It became a critical location for vital debates about self-government that ultimately sparked the Revolution. Today, it serves as a museum where all people can come together to connect their shared history. 

Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was a Congregational church and the largest gathering place for popular politics in Revolutionary Boston. The famously catalytic Boston Tea Party, which marks its 250th anniversary in 2023, actually began at the Old South Meeting House as angry colonists gathered there before marching to Griffin’s Wharf to dump 342 chests of tea in Boston Harbor. Today, visitors can visit the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and of course, the Old South Meeting House, which are both active centers for civic dialogue and free expression.

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Kick off your afternoon by refueling at Boston’s Quincy Market.

Looking for a longer and thirst-quenching stop? We recommend grabbing a bite and a flight at the Sam Adams Boston Tap Room at 60 State Street. While you're there, make sure to check out the Armory Museum of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, located right in Faneuil Hall.  

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Then travel to the other side of the Boston Common, to Boston’s well-known Beacon Hill neighborhood, and visit the Museum of African American History – New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the indispensable role of African Americans throughout U.S. history. Two of the museum’s sites, the African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School on Beacon Hill, were built in the early 1800s and are National Historic Landmarks. Be sure to also leave room to explore the streets of Beacon Hill, filled with Boston charm and beautiful brick homes.  

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End your day of exploration in Boston’s North End Neighborhood! Located in the city’s oldest residential neighborhood are colonial-era sites such as the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Finish up with delicious homemade pasta, fresh-baked bread, mouth-watering cannolis and a cappuccino. 

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