Spend a Weekend in Boston

From the North End to Southie, Boston has a wealth of great neighborhoods to explore. But if your visit is short and sweet, here are a few places you won't want to miss.
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Photo By: Trevor Reid

Photo By: Trevor Reid

Photo By: Trevor Reid

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East Coast Grill

The Boston area is known for its seafood, and why not? It sits right on the Atlantic Ocean! At the East Coast Grill in nearby Cambridge, Massachusetts, you can get not only some of the freshest seafood in town, but also a delicious beverage to go with it.

East Coast Grill

Bostonians don’t mess around when it comes to oysters, and the ones served up at the East Coast Grill are no exception.

Harry Parker Boathouse

The Charles River flows along the north side of Boston, bringing a large community of boaters and rowers. Community Rowing Inc. owns the Harry Parker Boathouse, a great place to get out on the water and learn all there is to know about the sport of crew. The facilities also include a full gym and event space.

L Street Tavern

Made famous by the movie Good Will Hunting, L Street Tavern is a former dive bar that will give you a true taste of the city. This Southie (South Boston) landmark may be small, but the people who fill it make it seem larger than life. 

Paul Revere House

36 Hours hosts Kyle Martino and Kristen Kish walk past the Paul Revere House, the patriot’s home during the American Revolution. It was from this house that he left on his famous ride to warn residents of the approaching British soldiers.

Salumeria Italiana

Salumeria Italiana is a Boston family market that has been open for more than 50 years. It supplies the North End with meats and cheeses imported directly from Italy.

Salumeria Italiana

The amazing cured-meat selection at Salumeria Italiana.


Sullivan's, a family-run food shack on Castle Island, may not look like much, but Boston locals know the truth. One taste of its famous lobster roll, and you will quickly see what all the fuss is about.

Fenway Park

A trip to Beantown just wouldn't be complete without a trip to the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park.

Faneuil Hall

Like to shop? Enjoy entertaining street vendors and performers? Head over to Faneuil Hall for a fun evening in this open-air market just north of downtown.

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