As the most populated city in Massachusetts and one of the oldest in the U.S., Boston is a popular tourist destination. It is rich in history, seafood, and outdoor spaces, making it a great place to experience a new culture and complete clinical experience in the U.S. If you are considering a clinical experience in the U.S., perhaps you should consider one in Boston. Check out our list of the best places to see, things to do, and foods to see if Boston could be your perfect clinical experience destination.


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Places to See


    1. The Boston Commons and Public Gardens

These National Historic Landmarks are some of Boston’s most popular outdoor spaces and a great place to spend a free hour or two. The Boston Commons is the oldest park in the area. It features a pond, wide-open spaces for picnicking, sports fields, and many historical monuments. The Boston Public Garden has similar features to the Boston Commons, except for the lake, which is larger.  Many visitors flock to the Boston Public Garden to ride its swan-themed paddle boats. While these are two separate parks, they are located across the street from each other so, if you visit one, don’t forget to stop by the other.


    1. Museum of Fine Arts

As the fourth largest art museum in the U.S. and the 17th largest in the world, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston does not disappoint. It contains over 45,000 works, enough for visitors to spend a full day (or more) roaming the galleries. For those who need a lunch break and don’t want to leave the museum grounds, there are five onsite restaurants.


    1. The Boston Waterfront

Want a zoomed-out view of Boston? Visit Boston’s waterfront to see the city skyline and get some fresh air. If you are looking to multitask, The Harborwalk offers waterfront visitors 38+ miles of pavement for walking. The walkway also includes a fish pier, kayak launch, observation deck, and a beach.


    1. The New England Aquarium

Want to spend time near the but prefer to be indoors? The New England Aquarium is home to more than 200,000 species of marine life, in addition to housing reptiles and penguins. This is an excellent location for an afternoon trip when visitors have time to see all the exhibits, catch a movie, or go on a whale watch.



Things to Do


    1. See a baseball game at Fenway Park

Perhaps the most well-known baseball stadium in the U.S., Fenway Park has been around for over a century, making it the oldest Major League Baseball Stadium. Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox, has enough seats to house 37,281 baseball fans, and is well known for its 37-foot green wall, called the Green Monster. If you are lucky enough to be in Boston between March and September, be sure to check out the official schedule of the Red Sox and grab tickets to a game.  If you aren’t a sports fan, there is plenty of food to enjoy while you wait for the ninth inning to wrap up.


    1. Walk, or Segway, the Freedom Trail

This 2.5-mile brick path allows visitors to explore the U.S.’s history as they meander through notable monuments and markers. Most of the monuments along the trail are open to the public free of charge, making it an affordable and educational way to spend your free time in Boston.


    1. Shop at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

This is the definition of a one-stop-shop. Faneuil Hall Marketplace houses 49 dining establishments, 100+ shops, as well as indoor and outdoor attractions and entertainment.  This space is open every day of the week, so be sure to stop by for a bite to eat or to pick up some souvenirs unique to Boston.



Foods to Eat


    1. Clam Chowder and a Lobster Roll at Legal Sea Foods

As a port city, fresh seafood is a staple in Boston. Although Legal Sea Foods was founded in Massachusetts, its popularity has caused it to expand into a chain with locations in many New England states. Frequent diners recommend the Clam Chowder or Lobster Roll, both of which are New England and Boston staples. If you don’t like to eat things that swim (or swam), Legal Sea Food offers vegetarian and meat-based options.


    1. Boston Cream Pie at Parker’s Restaurant

Cake, chocolate, and custard are great on their own but, combine them, and what you have is pure dessert bliss. Its also Boston Cream Pie, which is not, in fact, a pie. The Parker House Hotel created Boston Cream pie in the 1800s. Since the 1800s, this establishment has added to a restaurant where visitors can indulge in the desert that inspired Boston cream donuts and other riffs of this sweet.


    1. Baked Beans at Marliave

Packed with protein, sweet, and comforting, Boston Baked Beans are a local favorite. These beans are usually served with Boston brown bread but can also be eaten alone. The best place to enjoy this dish in Boston, Marliave, is uncontested.



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