USA Travel – New to Boston? How to Enjoy the City Like a Tourist

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Have you just moved to the city of Boston? Maybe it’s a temporary location for you for work or school, or perhaps it’s meant to be more long-term. Moving to a new city can be a bit scary and intimidating, but there’s a way you can change those feelings. Instead of feeling apprehensive about your move, why not get out there and enjoy the city like a tourist, which will help you to discover all its hidden gems and make you feel more at home.

Start with the Perfect Rental Apartment
First, you’ll need to begin with the perfect rental apartment. If you’re new to the city, you may want to take your time and look around the various neighborhoods, so you get a sense of the areas of the city you like. When you’re ready to look into Boston rentals, you can make use of the BostonPads website. This website allows you to use various search parameters such as the number of bathrooms, bedrooms, the budget, when you want to move in, the location, and much more.

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Make a Plan and Set a Goal
The next step is to make a plan. Spend a little time online researching the top tourist attractions in Boston and start to narrow down your list. Once you’ve got this list finalized, you can make a plan on when you plan to visit each attraction. Maybe even set a goal that you will visit “x” amount of attractions each month.

Some of the top spots to visit should be the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard campuses, the neighborhood of Beacon Hill located in the center of the city, the city’s many museums, the Boston waterfront area, Fenway Park for a ballgame, and the New England Aquarium.

Be Aware of Local Events
Boston is known for holding all kinds of events throughout the year, from festivals to arts and craft shows, to the local fair. There is always something you can check out. Typically, the local newspaper and local blogs are the best sources of information for these events. These events can also be a great way to meet new people.

Sign Up for an Organized Tour
Another way to enjoy Boston like a tourist is to sign up for one of the many city tours that are available. Some focus on the sights and attractions, while others are themed tours such as tours meant for foodies, those who want to explore the underground, and even night tours. These organized tours will help you to find those hidden gems, learn little-known facts that’ll come in handy and help you to learn your way around the city.

Let Your Tummy Do the Talking
Of course, one of the best ways to learn about a new city and appreciate its culture and personality is to get out there and explore what it offers regarding food and drink. The local bars, pubs, and restaurants are definitely worth checking out.

Boston is an inviting and exciting city to live in, offering residents all kinds of opportunities and fun.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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