where i have stayed
HI Boston Hostel is near Boston’s China town and Boston Commons. If you are looking for location-location at a great price, this is it.
The Verb was such a cool hotel! They have turn tables in the rooms and a record collection in the lobby; you can take whatever vinyl you want to enjoy in your rooms. Not the mention the hotel backs up to Fenway Park. It required very little effort to walk around the corner and go to a Red Sox game.
The public transit around Boston is really easy; a lot of people in Boston use it and you should, too, to get the full, Boston experience. Here the the MBTA website.
I (and others I have talked to) have used the bus or train systems in Boston to visit other areas in the northeast–New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, etc. The best method I have found to navigate this travel is the website Rome2Rio.com; it shows you all your options and breaks them down by price and travel time.
- Freedom Trail: you can download an app and take go on a self-guided tour.
- Boston Commons and ponder the meaning of life with Robin Williams’ insight and humor on the Good Will Hunting bench
- The Boston Public Library is dreamy!
- The Mary Bakery Reddy Library to see the Mapparium!
- Sam Adams Brewery Tour
- Red Sox game at Fenway
- Museum of Fine Frts
- Beacon Hill, specifically Acorn Street (one of the most photographed parts of the city)
food + drink
- Mike’s Pasteries
- Union Oyster House
- L Street Tavern from Goodwill Hunting
- Bell in Hand Tavern
- JM Curly’s
- Liberty Hotel a chill place to hang out for a few drinks one night
- Tip Tap Room
tips for the remote working, digital nomad
There’s a lot of consultants circling Boston; I meet them every time I go. And because of this, it’s not uncommon to see a few laptop show up over drinks during the weekday. I like dimly lit, cozy settings with a beer at hand, so this trend is to my liking.
- The Thinking Cup is a very popular place at every locations in Boston, but the coffee is good and the wifi is strong.
- Pavement Coffee another popular place; more natural light.
- The Boston Public Library has great wifi and you don’t need to do anything special to use the space; just show up and be quiet (it’s a library).