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Boston

Boston is a vibrant city known for its rich history, culture, and educational institutions. It is home to some of the oldest universities in the country, including Harvard and MIT. The city is known for its iconic landmarks, such as the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, and the USS Constitution. Boston is a great destination for travelers looking to explore the city's rich history, enjoy its vibrant culture, and experience its unique cuisine. There are plenty of attractions to explore, from the iconic Freedom Trail to the bustling Quincy Market.

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Laely

Laely

Hello! I am living in Boston, MA I am a university student. I am interested in touring through the North East. Looking for host of travel bubbies
Camilla

Camilla

Hey it’s Cami! I’m an Italian aupair and I’m currently living in the Boston area. I’m open to meet new people, show them around or travel around the US ☀️
Chely

Chely

Hi! My name is Chely and I’m a recent PA grad looking to make solo traveling a thing in my life. Im tired of waiting for people to go do and see the things I want. Im planning my first solo trip in about a month to Colorado! Im originally from Boston and will be here for the next month then I am moving to NYC for work in the winter time.

Experiences

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 4 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.5/5Exciting

Safety

4.5/5Very safe

Food

4.3/5Good

Budget

3/5Moderate
October 4, 2022

Local experience

Here are my suggestions for things to do: - Walk the freedom trail (starts in downtown Boston and ends near Bunker Hill monument) - Newberry Street has a ton of fancy shops if you like to just explore and feel excited about the holidays - The Boston Public Library is free and amazing - I love the aquarium but it's $35 for an adult ticket. - Boston Symphony Hall sometimes has rush tickets for their POPS concerts - Castle Island is nice and gets you into Southie, which is an interesting part of the city - Harvard is cool - The Christian Science center has the Mapparium which is a giant glass globe you can walk inside ($6 for a tour, but you can't take photos) This is really close to Symphony Hall. - If you're able to go out of the city I would 100% recommend a visit to Walden Pond.

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September 6, 2022

Solo travel experience

You should walk The Freedom Trail, it will lead you around the city and by many historical sites. Nice shops on Newbury St. , some are a little pricey but it’s a great neighborhood with a good selection of restaurants. Select Oyster Bar is a great spot with a nice bar for dining alone. Boston is my favorite city and I have always found the public transit safe and easy to navigate.

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August 2, 2022

Local experience

Nice walks to do are the Common, the Public Garden, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, and Newbury Street. Also Charles Street and wander around Beacon Hill. I'd recommend grabbing a Blue Bike and bike around the South End. That's where a lot of my favorite restaurants and bars are: Mida, Kava, Coppa, Toro, The Beehive, Delux. Also La Voile on Newbury and Shojo in Chinatown. Life Alive Cafe is my favorite for healthy bowls and smoothies. To get off the beaten path a bit, take the orange line to Green Street and wander around Jamaica Plain, head down Centre Street and eat at JP Seafood. Also in JP is a fun Scottish restaurant called The Haven, they do Scotch tastings. The Sam Adams brewery is next door, they do tours. The Arnold Arboretum is also nearby, if you are there earlier in the month it will still be nice. The North End is fine for a short wander but avoid eating there, it's mostly overpriced, mediocre food. If you've never been here, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a must; I also love the ICA for the setting. Our subway ("the T") is the oldest in the country so not exactly known for its reliability; but as long as you are not in a rush it will do the trick.

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June 30, 2022

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Things in the Boston area I would highly recommend: Walk the freedom trail (through the city and out to the Bunker Hill Monument- it ends near the T), go to Harvard's campus in Cambridge, go to either a concert or a tour of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's concert hall, go to Walden Pond (you will need a car for this one), go downtown and walk the Boston Common, and go the the Aquarium (small but one of my favorites of the many I've visited). As far as public transportation goes... the trains and buses will get you where you need to go but plan for them to be late. You only need one card for the buses and trains. And everyone calls it the "T" (short for MBTA), so if you're asking someone for directions and they tell you to take "the T" that's what they're talking about. If you are a confident biker, Boston is a bike-able town. But you must wear a helmet because the drivers here stink. I think there are plenty of great places to stay but I am partial to Cambridge. It's my hometown but I think it also has a great mix of city and town. It feels busy, especially if you stay on the side closer to MIT (and closer to Boston), but doesn't feel overwhelming.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Boston safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Boston is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, as with any city, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to stay in well-lit and populated areas, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Boston good for solo female travellers?

Yes, Boston is a great destination for solo female travelers. The city is generally safe and easy to navigate, and there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars to explore, and the city is full of friendly locals who are happy to help out.

Is Boston expensive for solo travellers?

Yes, Boston can be expensive for solo travelers. The cost of living in Boston is higher than the national average, and the cost of accommodation, food, and transportation can add up quickly. However, there are ways to save money while traveling in Boston, such as taking advantage of discounts for students and seniors, using public transportation, and eating at budget-friendly restaurants.

What to do in Boston solo?

Explore the Freedom Trail

Take a self-guided tour of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking tour of 16 historic sites in downtown Boston.

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts

Explore the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the United States.

Take a Harbor Cruise

Enjoy a narrated tour of the Boston Harbor and learn about the city’s history and culture.

Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Explore the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a museum of fine and decorative arts housed in a 15th-century Venetian-style palace.

Shop at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Browse the shops and restaurants at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a popular shopping and dining destination in downtown Boston.

Take a Duck Tour

Take a Duck Tour, a unique tour of Boston in an amphibious vehicle.

Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Explore the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, a museum dedicated to the life and legacy of the 35th President of the United States.

Enjoy a Show at the Wang Theatre

Catch a show at the Wang Theatre, a historic theatre in downtown Boston.

Take a Stroll Through the Public Garden

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Public Garden, a 24-acre park in the heart of Boston.

Visit the New England Aquarium

Explore the New England Aquarium, one of the world’s leading aquariums.

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