Go to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
If you’re going to Boston anytime in the spring or summer, walking across the Kennedy Greenway through downtown Boston is the best place to spend a sunny day. Here you’ll see rows upon rows of flowers that will enchant the senses. The garden is comprised of many little parks with each featuring unique flowers and trees such as sweetbay magnolia or marsh blazingstar. This is a terrific opportunity to teach your children about horticulture and the importance of sustainability and maintaining the natural world. Parents may also take their children to the Greenway Carousel, where children can ride for $3.
But that does not mean everyone can not find a piece that fascinates them if they approach the art with an open mind. Possibly the ICA best feature is the magnificent view it provides of the Boston skyline on the cantilevered glass wing, which extends across the Boston Harbor.
The museum hasn’t always been in its own modern centre, as the ICA has moved 13 times since its founding in 1936. In many ways this Diller Scofidio and Renfro designed building is reflective of the emerging technology culture in Boston, and shows of how the city attempts to marry the new wave of businesses with the city’s treasured historic sites.
Art here isn’t only confined between frames. ICA is a hotbed for large-scale interactive art pieces that completely immerse audiences. Do not come expecting to understand each piece you see. Be confused, be appalled, give yourself the chance to find the leaders of this avant-garde art movement on full screen.
Nights are not only for sleeping, particularly on a visit to Boston. Like most old cities, Beantown is home to its share of creepy websites and dark history. If you end up in the city between April and October, taking one of the Old Town Trolley Tours will offer you a glimpse of the city’s darker side. Having a 17th century gravedigger as your guide, the Ghosts & Gravestones Tour of Boston provides a night trolley ride around town.
But there is more to this tour than offense lore. Where you will be fearful or moved, as you go to the grave sites of famous historical figures like John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams.
Visit the Mapparium
Most tourists wouldn’t go to a library while in Boston, but there’s a fantastic reason to see the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s’Mapparium’. It is a giant globe composed of 608 glass segments, reaching a height of 3 stories, 30-feet broad! There are 206 LED lighting fixtures able to create nearly 16 million colour combinations.
Being a sphere, the Mapparium creates some of the strangest echoing. Stand at the middle of the room and say something; you will be amazed when your voice echoes loudly. Do not say anything provocative when standing at one end of the bridge as everybody at the other end will have the ability to hear you perfectly…
Shop at Bodega
Consider it as if boutique meets a speakeasy.
Part of this adventure is to be confused when you input and struggle with how to’unlock’ the boutique, therefore it’s frowned upon to explain, let alone film, the way to gain access. Not knowing is a part of the fun. Upon entering, you’ll be greeted with a chic retail floor lined with dark redwood, and a coffered ceiling. It’s not all for show , Bodega conveys some of the rarest sneakers around, and have streetwear brands not found anywhere else in Boston.