Need a quick getaway? Looking for a fun day trip? Had too many classes in the Arbo and need a day in the city? You’re in luck! Boston is only 2 hours away from Conn’s campus, and you can get there either by driving or taking the train! Here are some fun things to do in Boston for the day.
Shop on Newbury Street.
Stroll along Newbury Street popping in and out of some of the cutest shops around! They have everything from Urban Outfitters to Kate Spade.
Eat the most delicious cupcakes.
Don’t forget to stop by Georgetown Cupcake for the most beautifully decorated desserts in the entire city. Mix and match with every cake and icing flavor you could dream of.
Walk the Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail will satisfy your cultural side. Walk 2.5 miles through downtown Boston, exploring 16 historic sites along the way.
Experience a Duck Tour
Hop on the famous Boston Duck Tour for some sightseeing from the water! Take a cute Insta aboard your “duck!”
Ride the Swan Boats
The Boston swan boats are a cultural icon of this New England city. Relax and take a ride around the Public Garden Pond.
Ice Skate on the Frog Pond
Spending a winter day in the city? Strap on those old ice skates! (This is a great excuse to grab hot chocolate, too!)
Walk the Boston Common
Boston Common is the Central Park of Boston. Bring a picnic or grab some ice cream before lounging around on the grass.
“My favorite thing to do in the summer is shop on Newbury Street, stop at some of the restaurants along the way, and then end my day walking through the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common”
Visit Faneuil Hall
Explore Boston’s famous marketplace – they have shopping AND food (what more could a girl want?!).
Watch a Red Sox game at Fenway
Put on your cutest red outfit and eat a Fenway Frank while enjoying a beer (like a real baseball fan).
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Melanie Mason is a student at Connecticut College studying Environmental Studies and U.S. Politics. In her free time she enjoys yoga, country music and margaritas.