Seeing Boston Like a Local


interior views of boston cafes and stores

Boston Locals' Travel Tips for your Visit

We asked friends at Boston's BLACK INK design shop, where to find cool places to experience Boston’s like a local resident. Here are their suggestions to get you well-fed and entertained while visiting Boston:

Suggestions for Where to Eat in Boston

Tatte Bakery & Cafe for fresh-baked goods and healthy nut boxes. Tatte’s is located at 70 Charles Street in the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood.

My Thai Vegan Cafe, at 3 Beach Street in Chinatown, is a great place for a refreshing light meal. My Thai Vegan is located near to Boston’s theatre district, and the pretty green space and Swann Boats of the Boston Common.

Boston’s Best Fast Food & Dessert Shops

Boston is known for great fast food. Here are a few suggestions to try during your stay.

Best hot dogs in Boston are served at the Lower Depths Tap Room, located at 476 Commonwealth Ave in the Back Bay neighborhood.

Boston’s best pizza is served at Ernesto’s located at 69 Salem Street in the North End Italian neighborhood. Nearby to Ernesto’s is the historic Paul Revere House.

Best Boston Cream Pie is found at the Omni Parker House Hotel Gift Shop, 60 School Street in Downtown Boston. The famous dessert originated at the 160 year old Parker House Hotel.

Recommended Outdoor Spaces to visit in Boston

Boston parks and outdoors spaces are welcome respite to relax in the city during your vacation.

Rose Kennedy Greenway a wide green path covering a highway that lets you walk from South Boston to the Charles River.

Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum is located southwest of central Boston. It is entertaining and informative horticultural oasis, with over 15,000 species of plants and flowers.

Located in Boston Harbor are Boston Harbor Islands. which afford you a great view of the Boston skyline, and and allow you to experience local wildlife, the bay, and fresh ocean breezes. The Islands are also  home to America's Oldest Lighthouse at historic Fort Warren.

Bostonians Recommend You see the Boston Pops

Local Bostonians suggest hearing a concert by the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra when you visit. The Boston Pops perform at a bandshell on the Charles River Esplanade. The Pops 4th of July concert with fireworks is internationally famous.


Thank you to Black Ink Shop's Boston Locals

Be sure to visit Black Ink and shop their thousands of beautiful curated design items. Black Ink is located at 101 Charles Street in Beacon Hill.

Photographs in this article credits: Tatte Bakery; Black Ink Boston.

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