Top 5 Things To Do In Boston During Gay Bowl XVII
Gay Bowl XVII takes place this week in Boston with over 900 LGBT athletes and refs coming from all over the US and Canada. With such a famous city and limited free time outside of the tournament, we rounded up the top 5 things to do while you're in Boston.
How can you not? It's Fenway Park.
Okay, fine. If you're a Yankees fan, that's fair.
With the regular season of the MLB wrapped up, the Red Sox won't be playing this weekend in Boston, but that doesn't mean it won't be a party out there. They play Thursday and Friday in Houston in the playoffs and come back to Boston on Sunday to play another game or two.
Get out there, pick a bar, pick a barstool and just take it all in. It's just a fun time for any sport enthusiast out there, especially if the Red Sox are playing.
One of the most well known tourist attractions in Boston is known as the Freedom Trail. It is 2.5 miles walking through some of most historical sites in Boston.
History was made in all of the buildings part of the trail. It's a collection of buildings, markers, parks and more that tell the American Revolution story.
Check out the Paul Revere House or the King's Chapel and then finally make your way to the USS Constitution in the water.
Any history junkie will enjoy this.
Samuel Adams. Duh.
It's easily one of the most well-known beers out there and yup, it's made in Boston. You can go for a Brewery Tour to learn more about the history of Samuel Adams and how their beer is made. Of course though, since it is the most popular it tends to be pretty busy.
What I've heard is that you should check out Harpoon. They offer unlimited beer samples (for a limited time) and have amazing pretzels and a bar!
Harpoon is located right off the water so it has some pretty views.
Whale watching in the Boston Harbor is something to be seen. October is near the end of the whale season so it may be shot of luck to see a whale, but if you do it's magnificent.
If the outlook there doesn't look too promising, you can always visit one of the most well known aquariums; the New England Aquarium.
As I was looking at their website, they just got a sea lion pup and I still can't handle the cuteness.
The aquarium is open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm and open until 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
You've heard about the Boston Tea Party of course. Now go check out the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum right on the water. Even more history to be seen in addition to the Freedom Trail. It is a museum literally floating on the water with live actors and other interactive exhibits.
Some other museums you should definitely check out are the Museum of Fine Arts, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and the New England Holocaust Memorial.
With Boston being such a historical city, something a friend has told me they do is buy a bunch of disposable cameras and use them when they're sightseeing. This would be particularly perfect for Freedom Trail. You just give them out to your friends and you all can reconnect later and see how each person experienced and enjoyed the trip. Here's some you can get.
And if you think that idea is lame, you most likely have an iPhone. I mean, it is nearly 2018 after all.
If you take any great photos, post them on Instagram and tag us or use #prideletics. We'd love to see how you're enjoying Boston.
Good luck to all the teams!