Best Day in Boston: Revolutionaries, Gardens & Italian Pastries

Boston, MA

  • The Richardsonian Romanesque architecture of Trinity Church. Photo: Boston College University Libraries.
  • The reflection of Trinity Church in the glass facade of the Hancock.
  • Tributes to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • The Boston Marathon finish line in front of the Boston Public Library.
  • Alexander Hamilton gazes from his pedestal on the Commonwealth Avenue.
  • 1850–1920 photo of the statue of Alexander Hamilton. Photo: Boston Public Library.
  • General George Washington marches in the Boston Garden.
  • The bridge over the lagoon in the Boston Garden.
  • The Old State Church.
  • Paul Revere’s 1770 engraving "The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street."
  • The meeting space upstairs in Faneuil Hall.
  • The entrance to Faneuil Hall.
  • A chocolate chip ricotta cannoli from Mike's Pastry.
  • Ordering at the counter at Mike's Pastry.
  • The nave inside the Old North Church.
  • The realistic bust of George Washington.

2 hours and 30 minutes
1.5 mi
Guided by Adam

When friends come to Boston and ask for suggestions on what to see, this is the walk that I give them. There is no better way to experience the history, nature, food and fashion of the city. Come on a walk of five neighborhoods, from chic Newbury St, to the mansions of Commonwealth Ave, to the charm of the Boston Common, to the Colonial trappings of Fanieul Hall, to the culinary delights of the Italian district. We'll end where the Revolutionary War began. If you only have a few hours in Boston, this is the way to see the best of the best.

About Your Guide
Cheers for: Boston sports teams. Eats: Japanese food. Travels: constantly. Subservient to: ice cream. And my son, especially if both are involved. Perfect vacation: long walks on a beach or long walks on a golf course.

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Guide Points
  1. Trinity Church
  2. Boston Marathon Finish Line
  3. Commonwealth Avenue
  4. Boston Public Garden & the George Washington Statue
  5. Boston Common & the Frog Pond
  6. Old State House
  7. Faneuil Hall + Quincy Market
  8. Mike's Pastry - Boston
  9. Paul Revere Mall
  10. Old North Church

About Sidewalk
Sidewalk is an app that provides free, guided walk experiences that can be created by anyone with stories to share about places they know and love.

The app navigates people through a neighborhood walk using GPS turn-by-turn directions, rich imagery and storytelling.