Things to do in Boston

Museum of Science

The Museum of Science is between Cambridge and Boston, very close to the venue. They've got a ton of fun activities for a wide range of ages.

Duck Boat Tours

These are tours of the city of Boston that take place in duck boats: big amphibious trucks that drive into the river as part of the tour. They're a good mix of goofy and educational. Plus they're conveniently located, starting from the Museum of Science.

Swan Boats, Public Gardens, and the Boston Common

The Boston Common and the Public Gardens are a pair of nice parks in the middle of downtown Boston. There's a lake in the Public Gardens with swan boats you can ride on. Easiest way to get here is to take the Red Line.

Taza Chocolate Factory

Taza makes chocolate in Somerville, not too far from the venue, and they do tours of their factory! Lots of samples are provided as part of it. Online reservations are required.

Museum of Fine Arts

If you're looking for fine art, you'll find it here!

New England Aquarium

This is a bit of a hike to get to, but the aquarium is great!


Shopping centers we recommend:

  • The CambridgeSide Galleria is a nice mall that's extremely close to the venue.

  • The Prudential Center is a big shopping center in Boston. Would recommend going to Eataly, the Italian market inside of the Prudential Center.

  • Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market in downtown Boston is a very touristy spot, which can be fun if you're in the mood for that sort of thing. Often has street performers.


Food places we recommend eating at:

  • Veggie Crust is a restaurant that has pizza, Indian food, and Indian food on pizza. It's all great and vegetarian.

  • Clover is a fast-food sandwich place with all vegetarian options. Very tasty, often weird.

  • The Mad Monkfish (formerly Thelonious Monkfish) is where Tal and I had our first date! They've got good sushi and Thai food, and they sometimes have live jazz music on the weekends.

  • Mike's Pastries sells cannolis, a decadent dessert worth trying out.

  • Legal Seafoods has great clam chowder and Boston cream pie if you're looking for that!

Boating on the Charles River

If you want to go boating on the Charles River, we know of two options that aren't too far from the venue:

  • Charles River Canoe and Kayak in Cambridge

  • Community Boating in Boston

Children's Museum

We're less familiar with this museum, but we hear it's good!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

This museum also exists and is apparently good.


We've heard there's a baseball team that plays there, wearing red socks?