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The Ultimate Guide to Your Quick Trip to Boston

What to see, where to meet, and what to eat and drink if you're in town for ourfirst annual

Boston Networking Event this Spring

Boston skylines and sailboats on Charles river, Boston Mass

Boston skylines and sailboats on the Charles River.

With historic landmarks and delicious food (North End cannoli! Waterfront lobster rolls!) beckoning left and right, narrowing down what to do in Boston can be a challenge. Bostonians are justifiably proud of their laudedFenway ballpark, distinguishedmuseums like the Museum of Fine Arts, and their outstanding outdoor attractions. If your visit to the Hub is brief, here are a few of the ultimate sights to see

Take in the Architecture at Copley Square

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Trinity Church, Copley Square.

Named to honor the famed Boston artist John Singleton Copley, this Back Bay neighborhood is well known for its history and iconic architectural structures. Here, you can spend the day enjoying various cafes, upscale boutiques, and quaint 19th century townhouses.

Copley Square itself hosts attractions including Old South and Trinity, a pair of churches over 140 years old, and the Boston Public Library, the oldest large free-lending library in America and the site of our first annual Boston Networking Eventthis year. The Reading Room and Atrium provide some of the most stunning Instagram-worthy backdrops. Among the treasures hidden behind its doors is a mural series painted by none other than John Singer Sargent on theTriumph of Religion. Other highlights, all of which are pointed out on free tours, include murals depicting the nine muses by French artist Puvis de Chavannes and Edwin Abbeys mural interpretation of the Holy Grail legend.

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Boston Public Library.

Peruse the Shops on Newbury Street

After youve snapped some shots, head a few blocks over to Newbury Street, Bostons main boutique shopping thoroughfare. Enjoy eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques, and fabulous dining. If Newbury Street doesn't offer what you're looking for, visit nearby Boylston Street, Prudential Center, and Copley Place to sample a full array of international boutiques, national brands, unique local shops, and big-box department stores. Dont forget to pick up some souvenirs for friends and family!

Stroll Through The Boston Common and Public Garden

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Boston Public Garden.

Continue your Boston itinerary after Copley by walking less than 15 minutes east and enjoying a stroll through the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. As the first public botanical garden in the country, the Public Garden stars a beautiful cast of statues, ponds, and flora reminiscent of New Yorks Central Park. The iconic George Washington Statue is set beautifully againstthe Boston skyline. Continue meandering through the adjacent Boston Common, Americas oldest public park that culminates in the Massachusetts State House(not the Oldone) and its unmistakable golden dome. The exquisite building dates back to the late 1700s and is a National Historic Landmark.

Indulge your Food and Drink BucketList

What to eat? No baked beans, for starters. But we sure doloveour cult dishes, whether those are secret burgers or hole-in-the-wall noodles or small-batch bagels. Thinking Cupserves up freshly baked pastries, bagels, sandwiches, and only the finest coffee beans from around the globe in a cozy and relaxing setting. Famous for its delicious baked goods,Boston's homegrown Flour Bakery + Cafe offersa broad menu of baked goods, sandwiches, and salads, with seasonal offerings and gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.At Lucca Back Bay, sister restaurant to its North End location, classic Italian cuisine comes with a contemporary twist.For more authentic Italian fare or must-eat cannoli at the famous Mike's Pastry, visit the North End, Bostons Little Italy. Beloved lunch and dinner spot Dig Innoffers nourishing meals made from scratch with farm-to-table ingredients.Atlantic Fish Company, a Boston landmark and staple, has been serving the freshest catches since 1978. Their menus are printed daily and are ever-changing, since they source their seafood from the harbor every morning. For end-of-day drinks near Copley Square, Saltie Girl,Post 390, and Back Bay Social Club are all top-rated options. If you have enough time, make your way to the South End'sSam Adams Brewery, sample some tasters, and learn how this locally brewed beer is mad. Top it all off, to Faneuil Hall Marketplace andQuincy Marketand find a hive of activity.

Quincy Market | Millennium Hotels & Resorts.

Quincy Market | Millennium Hotels & Resorts.

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