I have been coming to this aquarium since I was a kid and I still love it today. I make sure I stop in every time I am in Boston. The prices have gone up (now $27 for adults!), but it’s totally worth it. (Also, keep your eye out for travel brochures. We found a $3 off coupon for up to 4 tickets.) You can easily spend a couple hours here, more if you have smaller kids.
The entire floor is a penguin exhibit. And who doesn’t like penguins? These little guys can be seen swimming around or just posing on the rocks. There are a variety of species here, but they are all smaller penguins.
But the best part about this aquarium:
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is a newer addition to Boston. This strip of greenway came from the Big Dig and if you follow it will lead you to China Town.
Here you will find people lounging in the sun and running through the water fountains. Across the way will be a few food trucks and a merry-go-round which costs $3 to ride.
This was pretty much what I did with my 24 hours. There was also a quick trip to Downtown Crossing to shop at Primark, but time was limited. My little niece was with us so we couldn’t just go all day and night.
This wasn’t my first time in Boston. I usually spend a full week here, so only having less than a day was hard. So I decided to make a list of other ways you can spend you time here.
Places to Go
Ride the T up to Cambridge and walk around this lively Boston suburb. Home to Harvard, this is an ultimate college town. There are many eclectic coffee shops and bookstore to browse through.
If you are looking for a great Italian place, then this is your stop! Home to Mike’s Pastry and the Old North Church, this is an area I love to wander through. If your trying to find a place to eat, many restaurants have menus posted outside the door.
This is definitely a day trip kind of thing. I love taking the train up to the shore, especially to Rockport. This quaint New England seaside town is the perfect getaway from the fast paced city of Boston. Visit in the summer, as most places will be closed during the off season. If you want a history lesson, stop off in Salem for some witchy fun.
Places to Eat
I used to love eating at Top of the Hub. Get there right when the open to get a seat next to the window!
This trip was the first time I had been here. My aunt took me for lunch the day I arrived and I had the best crab cake sandwich I have ever had.
*On a side note, I wanted to state that my aunt live in Charlestown, so we take the water taxi over a lot. This is why most of my time spent during this trip happen in and around the harbor. Boston is a very walkable city and if you follow the freedom trail, you can find almost any place in the city.