10 Things to Do in Boston During the Boston Salsa Festival!!

You have your passes and hotel room booked and are counting down the days until the 2016 Boston Salsa Festival! Thing is, however, you've never been to Boston and have no idea what to do when you're not dancing all night or taking workshops with world-class instructors. Fear not my lovely dancing tourists, the following are things to do to make sure you have an amazing time during your stay in Boston. Each entry is conveniently ranked based on how far away it is from the Sheraton Boston Hotel to make your travel planning easier.


Prudential center

1. Prudential Center & Skywalk

Conveniently located only a few feet away from your hotel room, the Prudential Center is a landmark Boston building that will provide all the shops and restaurants that you may need for the long weekend. Also, check out the 50th floor Skywalk which will provide you an amazing 360° view of both Boston and Cambridge.
             
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Boston Public Library

2. Boston Public Library

Although a library may not immediately come to the forefront of places to visit when exploring a new city, fear not, this is no mere library. Inside you will find spectacular paintings, elegant tapestries, intricate architecture and inspiring sculptures. 

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shops on Newbury Street

3. Shops on Newbury Street

Perhaps you're having doubts about those outfits you packed for each night and are looking for more options. Well, if there weren't enough shops and restaurants in the Prudential Center for you then make sure to take a walk along Newbury Street, Boston's unique 8 block commercial district. 

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Fenway Park

4. Fenway Park

No trip to Boston would be complete without a visit to the famous Fenway Park Stadium, home to the one and only Boston Red Sox. Considered one of the most well-known sports venues in the world, a trip to Fenway Park will get you in that unique Boston spirit!

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Boston Common Bridge

5. Boston Common & Garden

Boston Common was created as America's first public park and the adjacent Public Garden was the first botanical garden in America. These two gardens provide a unique downtown centerpiece and an escape from the surrounding hustle-and-bustle of city life. 

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Freedom Trail Boston

6. Freedom Trail

If you haven't realized by now, Boston is a city filled with history. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile historic red brick path that covers many of the important sites and characters that were important to the founding of our great nation. Take a walk through time and explore the building blocks of America.

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New England Aquarium

7. New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston and can't be missed. If you have time, make sure to book a Whale Watch tour to be able to see these massive yet majestic mammals in their active marine sanctuary.

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Harvard Square Bridge

8. Harvard & MIT Universities

The nation's bastions of higher learning, both Harvard and MIT represent historic and progressive academia. Check out the local shops and restaurants in Harvard Square or explore the MIT Museum to find some of the latest and most exciting research being conducted by today's most promising students.

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Quincy Market

9. Quincy Market

A favorite destination for both locals and tourists alike, Quincy Market has more than 50 shops, 14 restaurants, and 40 food court stops. It is also conveniently bordered by the Financial District, the Waterfront, the North End, Government Center, and Haymarket.

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North End

10. Fine Dining in the North End

For all my fans of fine cuisine dining, a trip to the North End will be exactly what you're looking for. Known for their many exquisite Italian restaurants, be prepared to indulge in culinary bliss. Make sure to also stop by the world famous Mike's Pastry but be prepared to not be able to stop at just one cannoli.

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Honorable Mentions
 

1. Runner's Paradise Along the Charles River

Boston's Charles River has been frequently referred to as a Runner's Paradise. For the dancers who enjoy a nice stroll or jog, you can't go wrong on a path that includes beautiful scenic views of the river and the city skyline.

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2. Museum of Fine Arts

Come and explore the 4th largest museum in the United States, conveniently located less than a mile away from the hotel. It also contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the US.

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3. Museum of Science

This Massachusetts landmark has over 700 interactive exhibits and a number of live presentations throughout the day. It also has shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni Theater, the only domed IMAX screen in New England.

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As you can see, you can spend many days exploring all there is to do in our fair city. However, there may have been some things we have forgotten to include or perhaps you know some fun, secret spots we haven't heard of. Comment below and let all our guests know how best to enjoy their time here!