Welcome to Boston, New England’s city shaped by the sea! Boston is one of the oldest cities in America and is rich in urban exploration. Among the many museums and historical sites, there are cannoli to eat and water taxis to catch. The question is, where to start? Fret not; we have hand-selected a list of destinations and experiences to help pre-plan your Boston visit, and we curated a collection of cool rental cars from DriveShare to amp up your adventure, too.
Sam Adam’s Brewery – Beer lovers unite! Located in the heart of Jamaica plain is the Boston Brewery, the original home of Sam Adam’s. Tour the brewery and get a taste of the ins and outs of the beer brewing process. At the end of your tour, you will get to taste exclusive beers and take home a commemorative pint glass. These tours are popular, so reserve your spot now! Participants must be 21 years of age and older. After the tour, you can reflect on the experience in Boston Brewing’s outdoor beer garden.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum– Experience the event that sparked the American Revolution, The Boston Tea Party. Walk in the steps of Sam Adams and tour authentically restored ships from the era, discover interactive exhibits and even dump tea into the Boston Harbor! The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday through Monday.
Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing –Tour Boston from sea and land! Make a splash into the Charles River aboard brightly decorated six-wheel-drive amphibious vehicles from the second world war. Enjoy an 80-minute fun-filled tour all about Boston. Duck tours depart from three convenient locations: The Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, and the Prudential Center. Tours are offered from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM seven days a week.
The Larz Anderson Auto Museum – This museum was born back in the late 1800s, when a prominent pair of Boston socialites, Larz and Isabel Anderson, would display their automobiles to the public on Sundays. Today the Larz Anderson Auto Museum stands out as America’s oldest car collection. Take a drive back in time from the brass era and to the humble beginnings of the Winton Runabout. The Larz Anderson Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Urban AdvenTours – Burn calories and tour through the beautiful neighborhoods of Boston by bike. Urban AdvenTours offers several different guided bicycle excursions for all skill levels. Looking for a boost? E-bikes are also available for ages 16 and over. Urban AdvenTours is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The Q Restaurant – Looking for a taste of the East? The Q Restaurant is known for Mongolian Hot Spot that will warm your spirit and excite your tastebuds. On the menu you will find favorite dishes from Japan, China, and Thailand. Come in and experience the best Asian cuisine you have ever had! The Q Restaurant is open from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM Monday through Wednesday, 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM Thursday, 11:30 AM to12:00 AM Friday and Saturday, and Sunday 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM.
Mr. Dooley’s –No trip to Boston is complete without a visit to an Irish Pub. You are Dooley invited to come in and feast on Boston’s best Burgers. Mr. Dooley’s has live music seven nights a week with talent both local and abroad. Mr. Dooley’s is open Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:00 AM and on weekends from9:00 AM to 2:00 AM.
Mooo Restaurant – Located inside the exclusive XV Beacon Hotel is Mooo Restaurant, an exceptional steakhouse with a modern twist. Indulge in exclusive cuts such as Wagyu sirloin paired with a fine wine from their expansive wine list. Mooo is open for dinner service only, from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 to 9:30 PM Friday and Saturday. Reservations and elegant/business casual attire are required.
Boston Sail Loft Restaurant – The Boston Sail Loft is your port call for seafood. Come in and try the best clam chowder in town. Kick back and enjoy fresh seafood staples in a relaxed atmosphere right on the water’s edge. Boston Sail Loft is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Dining is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Time Out Market Boston – trouble deciding on what to eat? The Time Out Market offers food from 15 different eateries cooked by Boston’s top-ranked chefs. Each feature is hand-curated by culinary experts. From delicious donuts to Asian fusion, Time Out Market is sure to tantalize the taste buds. The Time Out Market is open from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.
Seaport Hotel – See the difference a stay at Seaport Hotel can make. Make yourself at home in luxurious rooms with breathtaking ocean views. Stretch your legs and stay on track with an onsite fitness center and a fleet of complimentary bicycles. Dine and unwind at TAMO, the rooftop bar or taste the flavor of Boston at one of the 60 restaurants within walking distance. Seaport Hotel is conveniently located within five minutes of the Logan airport and offers a weekday shuttle service to downtown Boston.
The Revolution Hotel – Welcome to the Revolution, where soul and Boston’s south end meet. Refuel with a craft coffee from the in-lobby coffee shop and get the job done in the Revolution’s co-working space. Sit back and get your dream on in spacious studio suites. This hotel is perfect for young professionals on the go.
Studio Allston Hotel – Stay in your very own art gallery! The Studio Allston Hotel is the hippest place to stay in Boston. This eclectic hotel features brightly painted and energizing signature suites, each uniquely crafted by national artists. In addition, Studio Allston boasts rotating art exhibits, a Latin kitchen and rum bar, a 24-hour fitness center, and onsite parking.
On the finer side
Bostonian Boston – Immerse and unwind in luxury. Lounge in spacious and welcoming rooms complete with functioning fireplaces. Treat yourself and a special someone to an intimate dinner at North 26 Restaurant and Bar or stay in for convenient room service. The Bostonian is a comfortable retreat for urban explorers and families alike.
Boston Harbor Hotel – Retreat and relax in a hotel beyond compare. Arrive by land or sea; the Boston Harbor boasts a full-service marina and a private spa and fitness center. Discover beautifully decorated rooms inspired by the waterfront. Live a little! Splurge and stay at one of the few five-star hotels in Boston.
Rent a cool car in Boston
Let’s face it, after traversing the city of Boston on foot, you are going to want to retreat to a coastal drive. You deserve to take that drive in your dream car! Head to DriveShare for rentals that excite. Take the car but leave the cannoli.