Boston is a history buff’s delight. However, also known as “Beantown” it is jam-packed with don’t-miss destinations, which are more exciting than cerebral. If you’re a business owner on a work vacation, you’re in a great town to scope out ideas for trade show booths and exhibit booths.
Just don’t be all work, schedule in some play time at one of these Points of interest.
Boston is known as “America’s Walking City.” What better way to experience the city than a guided walking tour along Freedom Trail? Your local guide will treat you to true stories about Boston of yesteryear.
Meander down cobblestone streets and admire the architecture. Tours pause to explore the Old Granary Cemetery, First Schoolhouse, Old South Meeting House and the Old Corner Bookstore (Gathering place of famed authors such as Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson and more).
Not up to a walking tour? How about a laid-back, 90-minute, outing by sea? Watch for harbor seals, and view Boston’s incredible skyline and the Old North Church. Your knowledgeable guide will point out the spot where The Boston Tea Party took place. Be alert for fantabulous photo ops!
Fenway Park is the oldest Major League Baseball ballpark. Since 1912, the Boston Red Sox have called it home. A guided tour of Fenway Park takes you behind the scenes of America’s most famous ballpark. Go behind the scoreboard and sit a moment in the Green Monster seats. Take a peek inside the press box. The Red Sox wall of fame is also a don’t-miss. On off-game-days, you may visit the Dugout and stroll across the field.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace – Faneuil hall, North and South Markets and Quincy Market make up the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Faneuil Hall was constructed in 1742 and is the oldest of the three buildings. The marketplace opened in 1976 and contains a vibrant mix of over 100 shops, 40 food stalls, 14 restaurants and bars. Street performers and people watching round out a great day of history, shopping, eating and drinking. Who says you can’t have it all in one place?
If you want to combine work with fun Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is the place. A rambling 516,000 square feet of exhibit space and ongoing trade shows, ensures there are plenty of exhibit booths and trade show booths for you to peruse.
Don’t be shy about shameless promotion. Strike up a conversation with a vendor, tell him you admire his trade show booth and hand him your business card.
Dine Out Boston is held in March and August offering visitors a chance to sample prix fixe menu items from the city’s top restaurants. (Note: pronounced ‘prefix’, meaning a meal, generally multi-course, for a fixed price).
With over 150 restaurants offering special menus for discounted prices, Boston becomes a foodie’s haven. It also presents an auspicious opportunity to experience Boston’s finest, such as Boston baked beans and clam chowder.
Voted the best boutique hotel in 2017, the Envoy is a luxurious waterfront hotel, with a rooftop lookout and bar. When the weather gets frightful, hop in one of the pop-up LED lighted and heated igloos.
Combining a work-play trip in Boston is absolutely doable. Gather ideas for a splendid trade show booth during the day and enjoy Boston after dark.