Spending one week in Boston is incredible as there are so many things to do and to see in the city. If you are 7 days in Boston, you have the most amazing experience in the city!
You can find Boston in the state of Massachusetts in the United States. It's a city with a lot of history, great sights, and more.
Some of the most interesting things to see in the city are the Freedom Trail and Harvard University. Also, the Massachusetts State House is very interesting. Besides that, Downtown Boston is a very nice place and there are many great places for shopping in the city as well.
Also, there are beautiful parks, interesting museums, and you can find here Fenway Park. This is the home stadium for the Boston Red Sox baseball team.
So, there are enough reasons to visit this city. And if you spend one week in Boston, you can see it all!
I made this itinerary to make sure you make the most out of your time and you can see all highlights. This will help you to have the best experience when you are 7 days in Boston.
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Getting to Boston
There are many ways to get to the city when you want to spend one week in Boston!
One of the best ways to reach the city when you are coming from a place that is far away is by airplane.
In Boston, you find the Boston Logan International Airport in the city.
You can fly to the city from many places in the United States and other countries in the world.
Another way to reach the city of Boston is by train.
You can get to the city by train from many other places in the United States that you can find nearby.
For example, you can visit Boston from New York City, Washington DC, Baltimore, and other places. For these cities, the train is a very convenient way to get to the city when you want to spend 7 days in Boston. That's because it is fast!
Also, it is possible to reach the city of Boston by bus. For example, Greyhound has bus routes from several places in the United States to Boston.
And you can also reach the city of Boston by car, of course!
Where to Stay During One Week in Boston
You find a lot of this itinerary's sights in the city center of Boston.
That's why staying in Downtown Boston is a great place when you are one week in Boston.
Downtown Boston is rather large, so you have a lot of choices in the places you can stay at!
Itinerary for One Week in Boston
Let's start with this itinerary for 7 days in Boston!
Day 1: Get an Overview of the City and Learn About History
During this first day, you'll visit Downtown Boston and learn about history there. Furthermore, you'll see some interesting and beautiful places.
Walk Through Downtown Boston
The best way to start your one week in Boston is by going to Downtown Boston.
Going here gives you a great first impression of the city. And you can experience the atmosphere of Boston at this place.
What's great is that you can find some of the most important historic buildings in downtown.
Also, there are lots of stores and restaurants in this part of the city. This makes that there is a lot of activity here! And there is a lot to do and see, which is great!
Walk the Freedom Trail
One of the best places in Downtown Boston is the Freedom Trail.
The Freedom Trail is a path that you can find in Downtown Boston. It is a very interesting place to visit when you are 7 days in Boston.
Next to it, you find 16 different landmarks that played a large role in the history of the country.
The trail starts at Boston Common and goes all the way to the Bunker Hill Monument.
Walking only a part of it is great to do when you are one week in Boston! Also, you could consider doing a walking tour when you are here.
There are many walking tours that cover the Freedom Trail. This allows you to learn even more about the place.
Have Lunch at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Another great place in Downtown Boston is the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
This is a marketplace that you can find in Downtown Boston as well.
You find here a lot of different shops, which makes it great for shopping.
Also, you find here a lot of venues where you can have great food.
This makes it the perfect place to have lunch on your first day!
See the Old State House
After having lunch, I recommend going to the Old State House.
This is a historic building. In fact, it is one of the oldest public buildings in the country. That's why it is worth seeing when you are 7 days in Boston.
And it is also one of the buildings that are part of the Freedom Trail.
In the past, this was where you could find the state legislature of Massachusetts.
It is a great building to see. This is also because the historic building sits next to the modern buildings of the city, which is unique to see! Compared to the tall skyscrapers, the building looks very small.
Nowadays, you find a history museum inside the building. You find here interesting objects and there are interesting exhibitions.
What's great is that you can go to this museum every day of the year, except during holidays.
See the Paul Revere House
After seeing the Old State House, you should definitely see another old building.
This is the Paul Revere House. It's a must-see when you are one week in Boston!
This was the home of Paul Revere during the American Revolution.
Paul Revere was a silversmith and Patriot in the American Revolution. Moreover, he is famous for the Midnight Ride.
This was an alert given to the military of the American colonies to signal the arrival of the British in 1775.
The house is also one of the landmarks of the Freedom Trail and it is great to see!
The building is very old, and the architecture stands out a lot. In fact, it is the oldest house in Downtown Boston.
Keep in mind that if you want to enter the house, you have to pay an admission fee. But it's worth it when you are spending 7 days in Boston.
Walk the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Now it's time to explore some of the city's nature.
A beautiful park that you can find in Downtown Boston is the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
It is a linear park that spans several of the city's neighborhoods.
You find here beautiful gardens, fountains, and walking areas. This makes going here for a relaxing walk a great experience!
The different sections of the park are great to visit. But when you follow this itinerary, you don't have time to go to every part of the park.
But covering only one section of the park is wonderful!
Day 2: A Fun Day During Your One Week in Boston During Which You Learn and Shop
On this second day of your 7 days in Boston, you're going to the city's library. And in the afternoon, you'll have a great time shopping.
Visit the Boston Public Library
On the second day of your one week in Boston, you should definitely go to the Boston Public Library.
This is the municipal library of the city of Boston and it is a very historic building.
You find here a huge number of books. In total, there are almost 25 million volumes. This makes it one of the largest libraries in the United States.
The building has a very impressive architectural style.
It looks very classical from the outside and you can see a lot of arches that are great!
The inside of the public library is also incredible to see. The halls feature a lot of decorations and large arches, which is great as well!
Go Shopping at the Prudential Center
After seeing the Boston Public Library, I recommend going shopping in the afternoon.
The best place for that is the Prudential Center.
This is a shopping hall where you can find a large number of stores.
The anchor store of the mall is Saks Fifth Avenue, which is a luxury store chain.
Furthermore, you find a very large store of Barnes & Noble here. And there are many other shops.
In total, you find about 75 shops and other venues here.
What's great is that you also find a lot of places with food at the mall. This makes your experience here even better!
Shop at Newbury Street
Did you go shopping in the afternoon, but do you still want to shop more? Then, you can go to Newbury Street.
This is a large shopping street in Boston where you also find many stores.
You find a lot of boutique shops on this street. Also, there are many designer brand stores on this street from all over the world.
What's great is that you can find Newbury Street close to the Prudential Center. This makes a visit to both easy to do during this afternoon.
Day 3: Discover Harvard University When You're 7 Days in Boston
During this day, you'll visit a very interesting and famous university near the city of Boston.
See the Campus of Harvard University
You can find one of the most famous universities in the world near Boston.
This is Harvard University.
You can find the university to the west of Boston in the city of Cambridge. This city is in the metropolitan area of Boston, which makes going here easy to do.
When you are one week in Boston, you should definitely visit this place, because it is so famous.
The campus of Harvard University is a beautiful place.
You find here a lot of historic buildings that are amazing to see.
What's great is that you can do a tour of the campus.
During a campus tour, you can learn more about the campus and the university, which is great!
Visit Harvard Square
When you are at Harvard University, you should definitely go to Harvard Square. Harvard Square is a must when going to spend 7 days in Boston.
This is a wonderful place where you can see a lot of stores that are great to see.
For example, you find here the Harvard Book Store. This is an independent bookstore that is great to visit.
Also, you find The Brattle Theatre at Harvard Square. This is a small movie theater that is great if you want to see a movie. Here you can see classic, foreign-language, and independent movies.
The building is very picturesque, which makes going here a lot of fun!
Also, you find some bars and restaurants at Harvard Square that are great to visit as well.
Go to the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Another one of the best activities you can do today is going to the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
When you are one week in Boston, you should definitely visit this place! And it is a great way to end your afternoon when you are going to Harvard this day.
This museum is all about natural history, which is awesome!
You find here a lot of specimens from three different research institutes of Harvard.
For example, you can learn here about dinosaurs through the skeletons you find here.
Also, it is a great place to learn about gems and meteorites.
And there are many fossils.
But there is so much more to see at the museum.
Day 4: Learn About Science and History
On this 4th day of your 7 days in Boston, you'll visit two interesting museums and you'll learn about history.
Go to the Museum of Science
Start at the Museum of Science! This is a very interesting place to visit when you are spending one week in Boston.
The museum is all about science.
The collection is very large and has a lot of different exhibits.
What's great is that most of these exhibits are interactive. This makes learning about science a very fun activity!
What's great as well is that you find a lot of live presentations at many places at this museum.
Furthermore, you can see here different places where you can see films. For example, you find here a planetarium, which is great!
Also, there are many events at the museum. These events include lectures, films, and more. This makes the place even better to visit during this day!
Visit Bunker Hill Monument
After going to the Computer History Museum, you should visit Bunker Hill Monument!
This is a monument that is also one of the landmarks of the Freedom Trail.
It is a monument for the Battle of Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War. This battle was one of the first battles that took place between the British and the Patriots.
The history that is behind the monument is great to learn about.
Besides that, the monument itself is very impressive to see.
It is a large stone obelisk that you can see from a distance.
If you want to reach the top of the monument, you can do so too, which is great.
From the top of Bunker Hill Monument, you have a beautiful view of the city of Boston.
Go to the USS Constitution Museum
After seeing Bunker Hill Monument, I recommend going to the USS Constitution Museum. This is an interesting museum for your 7 days in Boston.
This is a very interesting museum that is part of Boston National Historical Park.
You can find the museum in the Charlestown Navy Yard. This was one of the oldest places for shipbuilding.
The collection of the museum is very interesting. You find here a lot of interesting objects and there are many interactive exhibits.
All these exhibits relate to the United States Navy.
Day 5: A Day During Your 7 Days in Boston With Beautiful Places and Art
On this day, you'll go to a very important place in the city of Boston. Furthermore, you'll visit two gardens that are beautiful. And you'll visit one of the best art museums in the city.
See the Massachusetts State House
To start your day, I recommend going to the Massachusetts State House.
This is the place where you can find the government of the state of Massachusetts.
That's why this is a very interesting place to see for your one week in Boston.
Moreover, the architecture of the statehouse is great to see! This makes going to the place worthwhile.
If you want to learn more about the building and the state of Massachusetts, you can do so too here!
A great way to do that is through a public tour of the building.
These tours take place every weekday and during every part of the year. The tours are free to attend and are a great way to get inside the building.
Keep in mind, that you need to reserve for the tour beforehand.
Walk Through Boston Common and the Public Garden
After learning about the state and the statehouse, you should go to Boston Common!
This is a public park that you can find in the city center of Boston, close to the statehouse.
What's amazing is that it is the oldest park in the United States. This makes going here great during your 7 days in Boston!
Also, you find a lot of beautiful nature at the park that makes going here a very relaxing activity!
At the park, you can see many trees and park, which is great! Also, next to nature you can see the buildings of the city of Boston. This sharp contrast is wonderful!
Next to Boston Common, you find the Boston Public Garden.
This is also a beautiful place to visit where you can see beautiful plants, trees, and flowers. And there are walking paths, which makes walking around here easy.
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
After you explored some of the most beautiful parks in the city, it's time to see some art.
One of the best places for art in the city of Boston is the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
This is one of the largest art museums in the world and you find here almost 500,000 art pieces.
In total, you find here more than 8,000 paintings.
The only museum in the United States that has more paintings is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The collection of the museum is very varied. You find here objects from all over the world and from a lot of periods in time.
For example, you find here objects from Ancient Egypt, but you can also find here contemporary art.
Some of the artists whose work is on display at this museum are Warhol, Van Gogh, and Monet.
This museum is one of the most interesting places you'll visit during 7 days in Boston for sure!
Day 6: See Art and Learn about John F. Kennedy
Contemporary art and John F. Kennedy. That's what this sixth day of your one week in Boston is all about!
Visit The Institute of Contemporary Art
Let's start this day by seeing even more art in the city of Boston.
There are so many great places with art that are worth visiting when you are in the city.
Another one of the best museums is the Institute of Contemporary Art.
This is an art museum that is all about contemporary art.
You find a lot of changing exhibitions at the museum, which is great.
This means that there can be something else every time you visit the city of Boston!
Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
After seeing the Institute of Contemporary Art, you should see more interesting things! The JFK Kennedy Presidential Library is great for that!
Here you find a lot of exhibits that relate to President John F. Kennedy.
When you visit the museum, you'll start by seeing a film that has narration by Kennedy.
After that, you can see the exhibits of the museum.
These exhibits are very interesting and include a lot of things that relate to the Kennedy.
For example, you find here an exhibit about the Space Race.
Also, you can see an exhibit about the campaign of Kennedy.
Walk at UMass Harborwalk Park
After going to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, let's end at a relaxing place.
Close to the last stop, you can find UMass Harborwalk Park.
This is a park next to the water that is perfect for a stroll! It's one of the most relaxing things to do in this itinerary for one week in Boston.
Day 7: Ending the 7 Days in Boston With Art, Nature, and Baseball
Start with an interesting museum and a beautiful place with nature. After that, you'll have a lot of fun seeing a baseball game!
Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
On the last day of your 7 days in Boston, you should go to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
This another lovely art museum that you can find in the city of Boston.
You find here a collection of many different types of art.
For example, you find here paintings, decorative arts, sculptures, and more types of art.
What's great is that these objects from all over the world.
For example, you find here objects from the Roman Empire, Asia, and Medieval Europe.
You find here art from a lot of notable artists. Some of them are Rembrandt, Botticelli, Titian, and Michelangelo.
What's great as well is that there are changing exhibitions at the museum.
These exhibitions focus on a particular part of the collection, which allows you to learn more!
Go to the Fenway Victory Gardens
After going to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, go to the Fenway Victory Gardens!
You find here a lot of beautiful nature.
In the past, this place started as a vegetable garden. The local population of Boson planted vegetables here because of food shortages. This was during World War II.
Nowadays, you find here a lot of flowers, but there are still some vegetables and fruits. For example, there are strawberries, eggplants, and tomatoes.
This makes the place great to visit when you are one week in Boston!
Attend a Game of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
Another one of the best things to do when you are in the city is going to Fenway Park to see a game.
That's because you can find the Boston Red Sox baseball team at Fenway Park.
This is a great baseball team that competes in Major League Baseball.
Going to a baseball game is a wonderful way to end your 7 days in Boston!
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