Boston is unique for its energy and pride. Brimming with rich American Revolution history, featuring award-winning restaurants, and offering top-notch cultural attractions, the Massachusetts capital is worth much more than a quick visit.
Where seaside beauty meets urban treasures, Boston takes the best of New England and rolls it into one special city. Coupled with its excellent reputation for medicine and innovation, medical professionals be aware, you may just fall in love with Boston. Since the area boasts a culture of incredible arts, education, and sports, you’ll easily find your niche outside of the operating room. Check out beautiful, diverse neighborhoods as you search for the perfect place to lay down roots. Oh, and did we mention there’s a current position available through Optimum Permanent Placement?
Since we know you can’t wait to visit the city’s USS Constitution, Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, New England Aquarium, or the Boston Children’s Museum, we’ve put together a list of “top five” attractions and restaurants for you to visit when you check out the area. Read on so you can put together your trip itinerary!
Top 5 Attractions
Boston Common – Escape some of the city’s hustle and bustle while still enjoying a rich piece of history. Founded in 1634, the oldest public park in Boston was once a gathering place for some of our nation’s most notable names and a stage for public assembly. Today, the park is home to many picnics on the lawn and ice-skating adventures on Frog Pond. The greenspace is home to a variety of ball fields and has plenty of space to run, walk, or cycle.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market – Stroll along cobblestone streets in the heart of downtown Boston and observe street performers and musicians along the way. With unique, local products and national shops just a few steps from the waterfront, you can quickly hop on a trolley or duck boat tour to visit the rest of the city. Or, stay a while (make sure you come on an empty stomach and with a full wallet) to sample a plethora of food items and check out handcrafted gifts.
Fenway Park – Renowned as “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” this is sacred ground for New England baseball fans. Homefield to the Boston Red Sox since 1912, its 37-foot-tall left-field wall is fondly referred to as the “Green Monster.” You haven’t really seen Boston until you’ve admired the view from the bleachers at Fenway!
Freedom Trail – This 2.5-mile self-guided tour connects 16 historic sites representing the American Revolution. Thanks to meticulous preservation, each cultural element is fully intact, making the walk a truly immersive historical experience in a modern setting.
Museum of Fine Arts – Each year, over a million visitors travel to visit the incredible collection of nearly 500,000 pieces of art. Featuring ancient Egyptian and contemporary pieces, special exhibitions, educational programs, and everything in between—it’s no surprise that this is one of the world’s most renowned art institutions.
Top 5 Dining
Mario’s Restaurant – Locals and tourists alike rave about the delicious homemade pasta dishes—and owner/chef Ursula! She’s created an incredible ambiance that makes diners feel like family. With delicious lasagna, meatballs, and other traditional fare, Mario’s is sure to top your list of favorite Italian restaurants!
Mistral – If you’re seeking French/Mediterranean cuisine, look no further than Mistral in the South End. This well-known restaurant is owned by Jamie Mammano, an acclaimed chef. Its beautiful décor of hand-selected pottery and elaborate windows brings you right to the South of France.
North Street Grille – Known as the “best brunch spot in Boston,” this cozy restaurant is renowned for its heaping plates of delicious American food and classic dishes. Enjoy omelets, burgers, and other comfort foods. As a popular spot, it’s packed to the brim—but worth the wait!
Ostra – Seeking specialty seafood with a Mediterranean twist? This cuisine blends delicious flavors and European flare. Enjoy the live piano entertainment and sophisticated atmosphere of Ostra. The restaurant also offers a private dining area for events and receptions.
Shabu-Zen— Enjoy this Asian “hot pot” cuisine, where you get the opportunity to make your own delicious blends of food. You’ll be guided through the process, receiving a personal pot to begin your journey. Then, select seafoods, meats, and vegetables, crafting unique combinations of flavors. Pair each dish with delicious sauces and decadent garnishes, then savor your creation!
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