The Boston Marathon prides itself as the oldest marathon in the world. Every year, thousands of runners all over the world flock to Boston to run this marathon. The event takes place during the city’s Patriots’ Day on the third Monday of April. Any tourist in the area during this period can take part in the merriment and the joyous atmosphere felt all throughout the city.

Whether you are a runner, a companion of the runner, or simply one who happened to be in Boston at the right time, there are many fun activities in Boston during the marathon season! Although the marathon this year in 2020 is canceled, we had a sponsor for this post that we still have to shout them out in Boston Hood Cleaning. Thanks again for the sponsor!

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Concord is one of the most beautiful cities in California and is famous for its picturesque landscapes, lush outfields, and vineyards. The downtown area is often busy with locals and tourists shopping at the local malls, tasting the local delicacies or just having a blast at one of the pubs. The city is also very famous for its wineries. There is a lot to explore and enjoy for everyone in Concord.

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Whether you are planning to visit Concord on a vacation, or just for a weekend getaway, below mentioned to-do list can help you.

Markham Nature Park and Arboretum

Soak yourself in nature. Markham Nature Park and Arboretum is one of a kind botanical park located near La Vista Avenue, which is still under development. The park is a perfect place for all those people who want to escape from their busy routine and spend some quality time with their loved ones. Filled with unique trees, rare shrubs, special Concord concrete and beautiful flower beds collected from across the globe, Markham Nature Park is simply a treat to your eyes! »»»» Read the rest!

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Most tourists would spend a day or two just looking for places to shop items to bring home to. To shake the shopping itinerary up a bit, one can schedule scheduled trips to as many shopping areas as possible. This ensures that one can visit as many stalls and merchants and compare prices and products along the way.

Here are seven places one can get great products from:

Harvard Square

With its bustling university scene, it should be no surprise for a place like Harvard to have a lively market economy in its surroundings. The Harvard Square is also teeming with great restaurants like Alden and Harlow or the Russell House Tavern. The commercial scene is also alive with shops that provide goods for the Harvard students and for people who live in the area. At the Harvard Square, be sure to check out The Pit where counterculture movements often congregate, offering a contrast among the prep style students of Harvard.»»»» Read the rest!

If you find yourself with a free sunny day in Boston, you’ll find it best to spend this quiet time exploring the best parks it has to offer. Whether you are down for a quick stroll by the park or for a complete throwback to the famous Tea Party, Boston has many fun activities you can enjoy without wandering too far.

When you have a day in the park you can enjoy the outdoors of boston

Boston Common

Sitting at the top of a 50-acre land is America’s oldest park, the Boston Common. In the past, this place was a site for public hangings (hence the presence of a cemetery in one area). Its grassy area was also once a pasture field, now the greenery is a place where friends and families can meet and relax. A splash pool can also be found here and a cool Tadpole Playground for children making it a great place for locals and tourists with a family.»»»» Read the rest!

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For the movie buffs out there, a trip to Boston can bring a sweet surprise. Aside from being the setting of the historic Boston Tea Party and for offering the best lobster rolls and Boston Cream Pies, the city is also a choice destination for film settings.

Awesome Film Locations in Boston

Check out these locations to recreate your favorite scenes from the movies:

Whittenton Mills Complex in Shutter Island

Start off by the shores and make your way towards the Whittenton Mills Complex. It used to be a bustling district for the textile industry but is now home to local businesses. The vintage look and calm atmosphere served as a great location to portray the Dachau camp in Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2008 film, Shutter Island.»»»» Read the rest!

Renamed in 1630 by the Puritan settlers, Boston has centuries of history under its belt. For tourists who wish to know more about what makes Boston the exciting city, it is today, a walk through memory lane is in order.

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Boston history tours include areas and buildings steeped with tradition. From its Ivy League pride to its islands, the capital city of Massachusetts truly does not run short on great places with stories to tell. History buffs (or those who are just curious about the place) can tick off the following places for great places to visit when you want to be immersed in the history and architecture of Boston.

Visiting Boston

Harvard University

Harvard has long been the home of many Boston elite, and for good reason. This Ivy League school is famed for its great education (and a well-dressed student body!) A trip to Harvard offers a good look at its architecture and youthful energy. The main campus is located at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Spend an afternoon here just people watching to relax or soak up the campus’ vibrant environment.»»»» Read the rest!

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If you find yourself with a free day or two in Boston then indulge your palette with the best tastes the city has to offer. Massachusetts’ capital city is not only brimming with a bustling market and interesting history; it also offers gastronomic finds fit for everyone’s tastes.

Let the food hunt in Boston begin

A food crawl is a fun activity in Boston, after all, one of the best ways to know a city is through its cuisine. Whether you’re traveling alone, with family, or with a date, you can never go wrong with kicking off your tour by satisfying the appetite.

Boston Beans

When in Boston, do not miss its baked beans. The city is even nicknamed Beantown, so beans are a must-eat for anyone in town. It is a hearty meal filled with tasty beans which are surprisingly not baked. The beans are stewed with molasses with pork. Eat it with bread or as it is. Make way to the Chicken Lou’s Inc or The Gallows restaurant which are popular for its baked beans offerings.»»»» Read the rest!