Things to do During Boston Marathon

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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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Boston Marathon Proper

The marathon itself is a big spectacle. With thousands of runners aiming to cross the finish line is an equal amount of people rooting and cheering for these runners. One can expect the city to be filled with athletes and well-wishers, all wanting to have a great time.

Red Sox Game

The Boston Red Sox is a pro baseball team based in Boston. People not joining the marathon can catch a home game for the team at Fenway Park, which is also said to be one of the best ballparks in the country. They usually have a game during Patriot’s Day, too. A game of the Red Sox is also a great way to acquaint one of the city’s large sporting cultures.

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TD Garden

The TD Garden is a multi-purpose arena in Boston where one can catch the city’s Basketball team, the Boston Celtics. If the schedule for the NBA game falls on Patriots’ Day, then this home game is a must-see!

Museum of Science

Just near TD Garden is the Museum of Science for anyone who wishes to do a quick museum run while in the area. This can be a good break from many sporting events happening in the city at the moment. Be sure to enjoy the interactive areas all over the museum!


When in Boston, do not miss the city’s generous menu on seafood. Try Boston’s tasty lobster rolls or clam chowder soup whose recipes are perfected in restaurants such as Legal Sea Foods, Neptune Oyster, The Chart House, and more!


For those who are up for some celebratory drinks (before or after the Marathon), Boston also has a great number of pubs and bars where visitors can relax. Try ordering drinks for one or for your whole group at Landsdowne Pub, J.J. Foley’s, among others.