What if you had two days solo? Where would you walk, shop, eat?
  1. Boston Common
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  2. Neptune Oyster!
    Get the hot lobster roll~ the best in the world!!
    Suggested by @sarahgorman
  3. The Beehive
    Awesome jazz club/restaurant, across the street from B&G
    Suggested by @Waz
  4. The North End! Great restaurants and coffee shops
    Suggested by @alexjmooney
  5. The ICA by the Waterfront
    One of my favorite views in the city, really cool art, near amazing seafood places and relatively close to the North End and Fanueil Hall.
    Suggested by @joon
  6. Also the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum is spectacular, one of my favorite places in the world
    It's Gardner's personal collection housed in her beautiful villa~ and the scene of one of the most famous art heists that still hasn't been solved~ you can still see the empty frames with the canvases cut out of them!
    Suggested by @sarahgorman
  7. Ditto the suggestion to go to Cambridge. Bookstores, good food. People-watching!
    Suggested by @whatsthefracas
  8. I'm with Deb on this. Newbury St is such a great walk. Day or night, rain or shine.
    Suggested by @john
  9. The New England Aquarium is amazing. I used to work there and if you are nice to someone in a green or turquoise shirt they will give you a behind the scenes tour. Hug some penguins for me!
    Suggested by @alisonheather
  10. Check out my best of Boston list!
    Suggested by @christine
  11. Tour Fenway
    It was wicked pissa to take that tour as a Red Sox fan. But I was staffing a youth group trip of kids from NYC and even they thought it was really cool.
    Suggested by @donnie
  12. Russell house in Harvard square, esp for brunch!
    Suggested by @briglioa21
  13. B&G Oysters in the South End
    Cute little neighborhood to walk around in after!
    Suggested by @Nikki
  14. Newbury street! great shops, food, people!
    Suggested by @debsecrest
  15. Take a stroll around Coolidge Corner in Brookline. Go to brunch at Zaftigs (get a knish) and head to Brookline Booksmith to browse.
    Have fun!!
    Suggested by @gabimoskowitz
  16. Coolidge corner! Such a cool spot with a ton of restaurants and an awesome bookstore
    Suggested by @annie_teee
  17. Bova's Bakery in the North End. Open 24 hours
    Suggested by @katemaryj
  18. Wander around Beacon Hill for beautiful cobblestone streets, stately townhouses, and cute boutiques
    Suggested by @katemaryj
  19. Go to Flour Bakery - multiple locations through the city but the South End location is very lovely. Get their Oreo and Sticky Bun!
    Suggested by @katemaryj
  20. Hit up Primark in Downtown Crossing. Their pajamas section is the best!
    Suggested by @katemaryj
  21. Black Ink Boutique for all your cute stationery, gifts and housewares needs! Locations in Harvard Square and Beacon Hill.
    Suggested by @katemaryj
  22. Butcher Shop
    If you're a meat eater, can't skip this. Across the street from B&G, owned by same chef.
    Suggested by @dev
  23. The Cheers Restaurant fo' sho
    Suggested by @halrhorer
  24. The Brookline booksmith in Coolidge corner! And zaftigs for brunch. Also in Cambridge, the friendly toast is UNREAL for brunch. Possibly my favorite in the city. Hit up flour bakery for a sticky bun and walk around the commons!
    Suggested by @hillaryweiss
  25. Gourmet Dumpling House, Cambridge Location
    Cambridge location is bigger and more centrally located without sacrificing food. It's a total stand out that mixes authentic food with sarcastically good renditions of Americanized classics. The Scallion Pancakes are so insane I don't regret public repping them
    Suggested by @LevNovak
  26. The Gardner museum is SO dope. Also Sarma is in Somerville and has amazing small plates Middle Eastern food.
    Suggested by @lgw
  27. check out MY best of Cambridge list: FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN CAMBRIDGE
    Suggested by @gabe
  28. Prudential Center/ Public Garden/ Beacon Hill/ Harvard Sq
    Suggested by @jinglebellsrox
  29. Forest Hills cemetery
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    just went today :)
    Suggested by @minabird
  30. Top of the Hub! The restaurant at the top on the prudential building is pricey but worth it. Pro Tip: Make sure to get a window table -- you can see our all over Boston on a clear night!
    Suggested by @eliotfowler
  31. Stroll along the banks of Charles River.
    Boston side. From the Museum of Science to the Esplanade. Also a great place to catch the sunset.
    Suggested by @skmary
  32. Trident Booksellers - best brunch in Boston and a great bookstore!
    Suggested by @mziets
  33. Mead Hall
    Amazing selection of meads and beers so you can drink mightily and embrace your inner Thor.
    Suggested by @ryeisenberg
  34. davis sq in Somerville is good for secondhand shopping (buffalo exchange, goodwill and found) and frozen desert eating (jp licks, orange leaf and iyo)! also if you want some cool teenage tour guides @jamesrennert and I are at your service
    Suggested by @margaretgill
  35. Boston Public Library
    It's right in the middle of the city, is beautiful inside, and has so much history behind it. Nerd tip: the main reading room feels a little Hogwarts-y!
    Suggested by @kelly_
  36. Chill in the courtyard of the Boston Public Library. Also nerd out over the books.
    Suggested by @jb_piper
  37. Sweet cheeks bbq by fenway
    Best bbq and biscuits owned by a top chef finalist
    Suggested by @jujube921
  38. Museum of science
    I loved it as a kid, and while it did not have quite the same appeal as an adult, I still loved it
    Suggested by @mcdouble
  39. Frog pond (Boston common)
    I learned to ice skate there in the winter, and it's also nice in the summer
    Suggested by @mcdouble
  40. Union Square in Somerville
    Great food, great drinks, great music
    Suggested by @maribot
  41. The Allston Diner
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    Best fried chicken sandwich in Boston/the world. And then you can walk around the ridiculous neighborhood that is Allston/Brighton. Harvard St (Ave?) has some funky junk shops.
    Suggested by @maribot
  42. The Museum of Fine Arts
    1. How was this not mentioned. 2. I'll get you in for free legit you listappers
    Suggested by @jf
  43. The Friendly Toast for brunch!
    Suggested by @dlf293
  44. Reiterating someone's point earlier: Fenway. I want to go to Fenway above all other places in Boston. The history, the stories, it's unrivalled.
    Suggested by @halfachance
  45. El Oriental De Cuba
    Cuban joint in Jamaica Plain. Walk around because that neighborhood is dope.
    Suggested by @hg
  46. Touristy for sure, but I loved the Duck Boat tour! Land and water...what could be better?
    Suggested by @PeaceofKate
  47. Arnold Arboretum
    Suggested by @hg
  48. Mike's Pastry !!!
    Suggested by @emg2613
  49. Zaftigs for brunch definitely! Yum yum. And then harpoon and Sam Adams brewery tours! Sam Adams has a better tour but harpoon has soft pretzels...
    Suggested by @Alicia
  50. James Hook and Co for lobster rolls
    On the waterfront, never overcrowded, and has huge, fresh rolls packed with the best lobster I've ever had. Crab cakes are amazing too.
    Suggested by @emilyr
  51. Roast Beast! Best roast beef sandwiches!
    Suggested by @BuzzFeed
  52. Beers at The Black Rose!
    Suggested by @mrmorris01040
  53. Saus near Haymarket. Best fries in the city!
    Suggested by @nativiolin
  54. Castle Island in Southie
    Stroll around the park and jetty (aka the Sugar Bowl). Grab some chowdah or a lobstah roll at Sullivan's
    Suggested by @lb423
  55. JP Licks in Coolidge Corner, and the Coolidge if you want to see a movie. It's this amazing independent theater. If you're looking for burgers go to Tasty Burger near Fenway.
    Suggested by @jennifermcintyre
  56. L.A. Burdick
    They have amazing chocolate.
    Suggested by @Schmidiot
  57. Mikes Pastries
    Suggested by @Schmidiot