No Nonsense Boston's Best Guide

Boston is full of exciting things to do, see and live. Depending on where you live, you can travel to Boston by train, plane or car. And when you get there, it's easy to find a means of transportation and can get you to all your destinations. Here is a practical guide to Boston and a suggested schedule for the first two days.

Fenway Park

This baseball park is the perfect place to start your visit to Boston. We love the Red Sox, Fenway Park and, well, we really love all that is baseball and this stadium is the site of some of the best of the best games ever played. Not to mention that the stadium architecture is original in relation to its construction. My favorite site was the good post of the ground that they called the Pesky Post, named after the Red Sox player, Johnny Pesky. He has a story that gives the Yellow Pole a lot of personality. Members of your group who are not used to baseball can admire the sights, sounds and sensory overload that any baseball game offers. I say that a trip to Fenway Park is a home run.

Boston Common

Boston Common has a very interesting story. By the mid-1600s, it was a cow pasture turned into a British camp, favorite spot for speeches and public gatherings, and now recognized as the oldest public park in the United States. It's the perfect venue for events such as musical theater, shows and other activities, many of which are free. The spring and summer months will be more pleasant seasons to visit the Boston Common, but it is simply breathtaking when it is covered with a layer of snow. We always visit during the hottest months to walk in the park, watch the people and enjoy the activities that abound to see, Boston.

Boston Public Garden

Just off Boston Common is the Boston Public Garden, the first public botanical garden. You will want to spend a few hours there, especially on a beautiful hot day, and let the beauty of Mother Natures surround you. Beautifully preserved trees, flowers and landscapes artistically fill the region. During your visit, be sure to visit the most iconic statues of Boston, Make Way for the Ducklings, in bronze, and the famous statue of George Washington, the one where he rides. Remember the show, to yours? The park is next to the original restaurant that inspired the famous TV show. Take a picture directly on the stairs.

Isabella Stewart Garden

What's a widow to do in 1898 when her husband dies and leaves him a collection of Italian art of priceless value? Buy land and create your own museum for the benefit of the public forever. Her museum, she's called Isabella Stewart Garden, is replete with masterpieces by Titian, Raphael and presents one of the loveliest furniture, photos, rare books and sculptures. I was impressed by his extravagant taste for the fine arts and beauty, as well as by his motivation to carry out such a venture for the time. The museum also has a glass atrium, greenhouses and beautiful manicured gardens that have been added in recent years to enhance the ambiance. I recommend an hour visit here since your in the area. You will be happy to have done so and will probably want to plan your return.

Museum of Fine Arts

It's amazing. We took one of the convenient buses from Isabella Stewart Gardens and headed to the Museum of Fine Arts, located just five blocks away. We managed to find it open, but I would advise you to call in advance to know their hours in case you visit a day off. You will have to plan a little more time here because there is so much to see. There are also fabulous collections by Monet, Renoir, Rembrandt and more recent artists. The really interesting part is that you can take a free guided tour of the whole museum, which is considered one of the oldest art institutions in the country. It was great to see so many great artists from around the world represented in one building.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

It's a truly magical music for anybody. Whether you like the orchestra or not, it makes no difference, you will enjoy the experience of your life. The Boston Symphony Orchestra presents more than 200 concerts each year. Yes, the musicians are world class, but it 's the acoustics that makes the concerts almost overwhelming. I hope you will be able to get tickets and have the time to attend a concert. Alternatively, tours of the historic building will give you insight into the impressive history, musicians and what it takes to be part of this Boston monument. Symphony Hall is located in the southern part of Boston, near the campus of Northeastern University. It is easily accessible by four metro stations within walking distance. Hi a taxi too, that's what we did because there is no parking available.

The New England Aquarium

Whether you are young or young at heart, the New England Aquarium is a stop worth seeing. If you have young children with you, there are many things to keep them happy and hypnotized. There are thousands of sea creatures to see. The Giant Ocean Tank, located in the center of the building, is a four-storey reservoir filled with magnificent underwater wonders. I could not believe that there were more than 1000 different species in this same building. My two main finds are seals and sea turtles that slide effortlessly into the water. We missed seeing the penguin feeding, but we were told it was a sight to behold. So when you go ask an employee a schedule or call ahead. Ask what's going on in their Imax theater, kids will love three-dimensional educational movies about incredible things happening under the sea.