8 Hours in Bleisurely Boston
Boston is a charming Massachusetts city located in the North East part of the U.S. and surrounded by the Massachusetts Bay, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. With various entertainment spots, cafes, parks, and water views, Boston makes for the perfect city when it comes to bleisure.
For a more detailed experience, explore the Jack and Ferdi wellness app along with this itinerary to create the perfect Boston experience!
Boston Common & Public Garden
To start off your day, walk through the Boston Common and the Public Garden and warm up for an exciting itinerary ahead of you! As you stroll through this vast green area, you will notice many people enjoying picnics throughout the park. If you wish to take a break at any point of this journey, you may want to indulge in your own picnic. This is where we recommend that you bring a blanket or something to put over the grass so you can sit comfortably, meditate, unwind, and recharge.
This charming neighborhood is the perfect place to have an urban, yet relaxing experience. Its uniqueness will keep you constantly glancing at the picturesque buildings and wandering around.
All of the buildings have big English architectural traits with vibrant red-orange brick and black accent windows. You will also find that many of these residential buildings have bay windows overlooking the streets of Beacon Hill.
With this location being exceptionally scenic, Beacon Hill is an excellent place to take photographs and capture memories through the lens.
Interesting fact - Beacon Hill was named after a wooden beacon that used to stand on the hill to warn residents of an attack or a fire.
Faneuil Hall is perhaps the largest attraction in Boston - from various delicious and different foods to indulge in to shops to browse through. Walk along the cobblestone streets and observe various old New England style buildings surrounding you, making you feel as if you went back in time!
Quincy Market, the large building located in the center of Faneuil Hall, offers a great tasty selection of food, including the famous New England clam chowder - Boston Chowda Co.
Fun fact - This market was named in honor of Mayor Josiah Quincy, the mayor who organized this construction without any debt or tax.
After you have selected your flavorful meal, take a stroll to the Boston Seaport area where you will find a big grass park to sit on, taste your delicious clam chowder, and enjoy the gorgeous seaport view! It cannot get more Bostonian than this!
An immensely pleasant walk along the Charles River is another activity to do while you are exploring Boston. On one side, you can see the breathtaking view of the Charles River, and on the other you see delightful trees and ponds with swans floating around. This walk is also helpful to unwind if you wish to see more nature and greenery.
This location is also the “hub” for leisure activities where people come to walk their dogs, jog, bike, workout, and do some daily exercise, so if you are thinking of renting a famous Boston “blue bike”, you can do that here!
If you are looking for a calm place to catch up on your emails and spend some time working, make sure to visit Tatte Bakery and Café located on Charles St, right before the walking bridge to the Charles River. Tatte Bakery and Café offers a great selection of pastries, tasty coffee, both indoor and outdoor seating, and free WiFi!
North End (Little Italy)
The North End, also known as Little Italy, is Boston’s oldest neighborhood that has over 100 restaurants, cafes, gelatarias, and pastry shops to choose from.
Wherever you decide to have dinner, eating outside is a great way to experience the neighborhood and immerse yourself in the local culture - from hearing owners of different restaurants happily engage in everyday conversations to observing the street and building lights bringing you a cozy feel.
Don’t forget to finish off your day with dessert! The North End has two major competing pastry shops: Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pastry. Both of these shops offer Italian pastries, such as their famous cannolis, sugar cookies, tiramisu, cheesecakes, eclairs, cupcakes, amongst other delicious options!
We hope you enjoyed your lovely day in Boston with a booked yet relaxing 8 hours where you got to explore the most well-known areas as well as trying the famous New England clam chowder! Filled with many cafes and restaurants, this city has also proven to be extremely convenient for the business side of bleisure.
For more insights on this amazing city and what other great things it has to offer, explore the Jack and Ferdi wellness app where we provide you with more locations, fun facts, tips on how to stay healthy (meditation and exercise) and an overall bleisure experience!