Stay Another Day in Boston

With extra time to enjoy Boston, follow in the revolutionaries’ footsteps, taste local delicacies, and visit penguins and giant octupi.

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When the meeting winds down, a little break is always welcome. If your group has come to the capital of Massachusetts for an event, you'll find plenty to explore once everyone else has gone home.

Paul Revere Statue on the Boston Freedom Trail
Paul Revere Statue on the Boston Freedom Trail Photo Credit: diegograndi for Adobe Stock

Follow the Red-Brick Road

Heading out on the Boston Freedom Trail, you can tour the city’s historic neighborhoods and landmarks from the Revolutionary Era. One stop on the 2.5-mile, red-brick trail is the Old North Church (left), where the famous “One if by land, two if by sea” signal was sent. The Paul Revere House, the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution also are worth your time. Ninety-minute guided tours are available, as is a self-guided tour.

Photo Credit: Dorchester Brewing Company

Raise a Pint

After exploring the city, treat yourself to a cold one. Boston is a beer haven for more than 20 breweries. Popular picks include the Samuel Adams Brewery, the Harpoon Brewery and Beer Hall, and the Dorchester Brewing Co.

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Stroll the Aisles

Sample the city’s staple foods on a stroll through Quincy Market. Opened in 1826, the historic gathering spot now is home to more than 30 eateries. Fresh lobster rolls, clam chowder and Boston cream pie are the traditional dishes to taste. 

Boston Museum of Fine Arts Credit-Leise-Jones-Photography
Photo Credit: Leise Jones Photography

Art Through the Ages

Open Wednesday through Sunday, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston features contemporary works, plus pieces dating back to ancient Egypt and Greece. Debuting this month, Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories features fascinating needlework. 

New England Aquarium Brian-Skerry
Photo Credit: Brian Skerry

Under the Sea

When it’s too cold to go out on a whale-watching excursion from the harbor, head into the New England Aquarium, where you can get up close with southern rockhopper penguins, giant Pacific octopi, green sea turtles and more. The venue also is home to a 42-gallon harbor seal habitat, the four-story Giant Ocean tank and a floor-to-ceiling Indo-Pacific coral reef.