Looking for fun in Beantown? You won’t have to look far! Read our picks for the best attractions in Boston for 2015. BEST BOSTON MEMENTOS MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS STORE, Boston The classic children’s book has its very own shop, run by Adam and Jamie Hirsch, the duo behind Harvard Square’s Curious George store. Find […]
By Yankee Magazine
May 25 2015
Best Outdoor Stroll | Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, BostonPhoto Credit : Susan Cole Kelly
Looking for fun in Beantown? You won’t have to look far! Read our picks for the best attractions in Boston for 2015.
BEST BOSTON MEMENTOS
MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS STORE, Boston
The classic children’s book has its very own shop, run by Adam and Jamie Hirsch, the duo behind Harvard Square’s Curious George store. Find children’s books by hometown authors, plush storybook characters, and literary-themed kids’ clothes—particularly those with duckling motifs.
8 North Market Building, Faneuil Hall. 617-573-9888; makewayforducklings.com
BEST HISTORICAL LANDMARK
JOHN F. KENNEDY MUSEUM, Boston
2015 is a banner year for the museum, with the arrival of 500 hours of restored historical footage and the adjacent Edward M. Kennedy Institute. There’s also a new exhibit devoted to Jacqueline Kennedy’s years in the White House, highlighted by her own narration and never-before-seen artifacts.
Columbia Point. 617-514-1600; jfklibrary.org
BEST OUTDOOR STROLL
ROSE F. KENNEDY GREENWAY, Boston
There are many things to love about this 15-acre public park: rotating public-art installations,an old-fashioned carousel ($3 a spin), seasonal outdoor markets, and plenty of food trucks, to name a few. This year, Boston Public Market will arrive to anchor this lush landmark, offering fresh produce from local farmers, grab-and-go meals, and cooking demonstrations by noted chefs.
HISTORIC HIGHLIGHT – BEST INDIE HANGOUT
THE BRATTLE THEATRE, Cambridge (1949)
In a changing Harvard Square, the age-old Brattle endures, showing a blend of obscure, indie, and foreign films. Quirky authors and f ilmmakers such as David Lynch often appear for readings and screenings. You can almost smell the pipe smoke of bygone intellectuals.
40 Brattle St. 617-876-6837; brattlefilm.org
BEST PLACE TO GEEK OUT
THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, Boston
A rite of passage for generations of children, the museum recently introduced an immersive 4-D movie hall that simulates sensory effects like rain, snow, and earthquakes. There are films for adventurers, like Planet Earth: Shallow Seas, plus kid-friendly f licks like Happy Feet. (Sorry, no Frozen yet.)
1 Science Park. 617-723-2500; mos.org
BEST WAY TO SIGHTSEE
FREEDOM TRAIL RUN, Boston
Finally, a way to take in Boston’s sights while increasing your heart rate. On the 5K, two-hour guided course, you’ll catch your breath at landmarks including the Old North Church and the USS Constitution. Wind down with a ferry from Charlestown back to Long Wharf.
Jct. Park & Tremont Sts. 617-398-0611; freedomtrailrun.com