In honor of the fantastic 30+ day stay deals we've got going on in Boston, we've curated a list of things to see, do, and taste in Beantown.
Four whole weeks in Boston means plenty of time to soak in the unique sites, sounds, and tastes of America’s Walking City.
And just as a reminder, our rates for 30-plus day stays in Boston are as low as $100 per night for 2 bedrooms.
Week 1: History in Boston
1. Take a walking tour on The Freedom Trail: What better way to become integrated into a new city than by walking through its most historic haunts. The Freedom Trail is a unique mix of churches, museums, makeshift meeting houses, burial grounds and historic markers that together tell the intricate story of the American Revolution. The Walk into History Tour covers 11 of the 16 historical markers and is available Daily 11 A.M. - 4 P.M.
2. Enjoy a historic libation: The benefit of being in a town with such rich history like Boston is that the historical significance isn’t limited to harbors and homes. Many a bar in Boston prides itself on having a rich and unique history, ready to be explored over a cocktail or two. Green Dragon Tavern has been around since 1714, and is where Paul Revere allegedly held meetings with the Sons of Liberty. The Bell in Hand Tavern is the longest continuously operating tavern in the United States, and famous patrons include none of then Daniel Webster.
3. Stop by some of Boston’s famous museums: While Boston has a number of museums showcasing fantastic arts and culture, make sure to stop by its historical museums as well. You’re in for a treat at places like the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum where you can walk across authentically repaired and recreated ships and even (pretend) to dump tea in the water. Be sure to make time for the Paul Revere House and the Old State House. The latter stands alone amidst highrises in Boston’s Financial District and is a humble reminder of this country’s origins.
Week 2: Arts & Culture
- Explore art museums. Move aside, Europe . . . there’s plenty of arts and culture to be found in Beantown. The Museum of Fine Arts houses over 450,000 pieces of art, and their Making Modern gallery features work by legendary artists like Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollack. In town on a Friday? Try and snag a ticket for MFA First Fridays (held on the first Friday of each month). Sip cocktails and eat tapas all while enjoying some of the best art in the country.
- Catch a show: Be sure to set aside some time to explore Boston’s ever-evolving Theater District. With more than a dozen major performance venues, there’s something for everyone: whether you’re looking for a classic recreation of Shakespeare or an avant-garde performance. Be sure to check out the current schedule for the Boston Opera House. In this adorned space, you’ll find a number of Broadway musicals as well as the Boston Ballet’s famous performance of The Nutcracker around the holidays.
- Cheer at a roller derby: Looking for some entertainment that’s not so high-brow? Check out Boston’s Mass Attack Roller Derby. You can get tickets online and enjoy a night of high-energy fun
Week 3: The Culinary Scene in Boston
- Breakfast. In a city that can get a reputation for being a tad brisk, The Friendly Toast restaurant is the exact opposite. Here you’ll find fantastic and friendly servers paired with delicious breakfast food. We love their Eggs Benedict and delicious omelets.
- Lunch. You can’t go to Boston without trying to find some fantastic Italian cuisine, and Carmelina’s will satisfy whatever Italian and garlic bread cravings you have. From fresh mozzarella to fluffy and buttery bread, Carmelina’s is the place to go when you want a heavy, satisfying meal you won’t soon forget.
- Dinner. At Liquid Art Houses there’s a fantastic curved bar and gorgeous art, making it easy to eat alone and strike up a conversation with your fellow bar-sitting neighbors. Be warned, it's a per-diem buster, but the food’s pricey price tag is justified by just how delicious it is.
Week 4: Get Outside
- Hop on a Blue Bike: Want to explore more of the city? Hop on a Blue Bike: Boston’s bike share program. Find a bike hub station, create an account, and get to riding!
- See the seals at the New England Aquarium: Penguins, turtles, octopuses . . . whatever kind of sea creature you’re looking for, there’s a good chance you’ll find it at the New England Aquarium. The $31 ticket price may seem steep, but even adults would find an entertaining and exciting afternoon, feeling like a kid again, at the aquarium.
There you have it – some terrific attractions and activities to enjoy while you’re in Boston for a month or two. And if you’re looking for some wonderful long-term housing in Boston, keep us in mind.