1) Mike's Pastry. If you're staying in Boston, whether running or spectating, celebrate at Mike's Pastry in the North End, on Hanover Street. It's not far from the Old North Church either, on Salem Street, so follow the Freedom Trail painted on the sidewalk and take your cookies or cannolis (or both?) with you. You're always given to-go boxes for your goodies.
2) The History. You can walk the Freedom Trail yourself, and pick up maps to guide you and follow the red stripe, or take the guided tours. The Trail is about 2.5 miles so if you are a runner and haven't gotten enough exercise, take a stroll along the trail. There's SO much history on that tour. If the Freedom Trail isn't enough, or your pressed for time, how about visiting Old Ironsides herself, the USS Constitution. She is a stop on the Freedom Trail, but any stops can be done on your own. The 2015 brochure says she'll be in Dry Dock for restoration for three years, so visitors can see the entire ship.
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4) If there's one thing I miss, it's the seafood. I'm not a clam fan, so I didn't ever have clam chowder (or chowdah!), but there's so much more to the seafood than the chowder. Seafood not your thing? There are plenty of restaurants all over the city serving other cuisines.
5) Duck boats and Swan boats. You can pick up the Duck Tours at the Pru, or ride the Swan boats in the Public Gardens. If you enjoy the Gardens, don't forget about the Make Way for Ducklings statues. The ducklings and Mrs. Mallard get dressed up for the seasons. Don't believe me? A quick search on Google and you'll find my favorite. They're dressed up for spring and the marathon.
|From Trip Advisor|