In the wake of the Boston Marathon, our thoughts remain with the city. We’ve told you how you can donate time and resources to help the victims, but you can also make a difference with your travel dollars. Here are our top 10 reasons to visit Boston along with some favorite things to do when you’re there.
10. The People
Want true Boston culture? Some might say to start in Southie. Even though you’ll find an increasing number of art galleries and hip cafes, this is still the spot for one of the best St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country, and of course, a good old neighborhood pub. Take a trip to L Street Tavern–though it was made famous by the film Good Will Hunting, the authentic Irish pub is the spot for cheap drinks and a laid-back, unpretentious atmosphere. Explore other parts of the city on your own two feet with Boston by Foot‘s walking tours, including the North End’s Little Italy and other authentically Boston neighborhoods.