Discover Boston

Boston Chapter ALA welcomes you to their historic city!

Whether you’re a history buff or simply looking to immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture, Boston has something for everyone. Here are the Boston Chapter’s recommendations for making the most of your stay.

Explore Charming Neighborhoods

Boston’s North End: The North End, also known as Little Italy, is within walking distance of the Omni Parker House Hotel. Explore Boston’s oldest neighborhood and visit historic landmarks such as Paul Revere’s House and the North Church. If you’re looking for a place to grab coffee before the conference, the Boston Chapter recommends Caffé Vittoria.

Beacon Hill: This neighborhood located near the Omni Parker House Hotel is known for its quaint restaurants and shops. It’s a beautiful walking neighborhood.

Boston Seaport: Stroll from the historic sites into the newer neighborhoods of Boston located in Boston’s Seaport. Seaport has many popular restaurants and shops along the harbor. The Boston Chapter recommends Legal Sea Foods (Harborside), Temazcal Tequila Cantina (Seaport) and the Envoy Hotel Rooftop.

Back Bay: Home to Newbury Street and Boylston Street. This area is known for its shops — many of them located in the Prudential Center — and excellent restaurants, including Eataly.

Must-Visit Attractions and Activities

The Boston Public Garden: This renowned and picturesque public park is located in the Boston Common. The Boston Public Garden offers diverse plant life and swan boat rides on the pond.

Christian Science Center Mapparium: The Mapparium has a breathtaking stained-glass representation of Earth and is located near Symphony Hall in Back Bay. This hidden gem offers an insightful tour featuring a glimpse into the world's wonders. While an Uber might be the most convenient way to get there, you can also enjoy a scenic walk through the Boston Common and Public Garden.

Boston Duck Tours and Trolley Tours: Boston Duck Tours depart from behind the Prudential Center in Back Bay. This tour will take you into the Charles River and teach you about the city’s history. Alternatively, the Trolley Tours offer a land-based exploration, allowing you to hop on and off at various locations.

Boston Harbor Islands: Set sail on a Boston Harbor Cruise to visit some of the many islands or to simply take a ride around the harbor. 

Boston Chapter ALA Restaurant Recommendations:

Indulge your taste buds with one of these diverse dining experiences recommended by the Boston chapter:

Bostonia Public House: Upscale pub near Faneuil Hall.

Fin Point: A delicious oyster bar and grill located in the Hilton Hotel on Broad Street.

Mariel: Cuban food with a beautiful venue and fun atmosphere.

Silvertone Bar & Grill: Comfort food with specialty cocktails and affordable, good food.

The Merchant:  Recognized as a go-to restaurant for both locals and tourists alike. Serving American contemporary cuisine, some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes are the burgers, gnocchi and steak frites.

The Oceanaire: A beautiful upscale seafood restaurant with fresh seafood flown in daily.

Thank you to the Boston Chapter ALA for your wonderful recommendations. If you visit any of these recommendations tag us and let us know what you think:

@ALABuzz, #ALABuzz/Twitter (X)