Something for Everyone---Boston has something for everyone. One of America's oldest cities (founded in 1630), Boston remains one of its most European in feel. Like many European cities, Boston is best explored on foot. So after you dock your boat at one of the marinas listed below, head out for a stroll to explore the many things Boston has to offer.
Where to EatThe locals head to the Barking Crab which is a floating restaurant/barge at Fort Point Landing (Tel: 617-426-2722) for beers and seafood picnic table style.
The RumBa Bar (Tel: 617-266-5858) at the new InterContinental Hotel (699 Boylston St) boasts and hosts a fabulous 30+ crowd and good rum martini's too.
Or you can hit the South End and marvel at a plethora of restaurants from well-known Hamersley's Bistro (Tel: 617-423-2700) to Mistral (Tel: 617-867-9300) to Picco Pizza (Tel: 617-927-0066) and the Amsterdam Cafe (Tel: 617-437-6400). The North End is the spot for Italian food - notables are Marco (Tel: 617-742-1276), Giacomo's (Tel: 617-523-9026 - bring cash, no credit cards accepted), and Mamma Maria's (Tel: 617-523-0077).
Then there's always a hot dog in the bleacher section at Fenway - the smallest park in baseball. Even if you don't like baseball or sports in general it's a great place to see Boston's finest getting rowdy rooting for their team.
What to Do:History: Many of the key Revolutionary sites downtown are connected by the Freedom Trail which is a red line painted on the sidewalk in a roughly 3-mile loop. A good place to pick up the trail is the National Park Service visitor center across from the Old State House. Among the sites on the trail is Paul Revere's House in the North End. Another stop on the trail is Faneuil Hall Marketplace also known as Quincy Market by the locals. This historic, "festival" market features shopping, street performers and an amazing food court. Don't miss the Celebrity Cemetery - three important colonial burying grounds -- Old Granary, King's Chapel, and Copp's Hill - also on the Freedom Trail.
Shopping: Newbury Street is Boston's chic, tree-lined shopping street, lined with expensive boutiques and galleries. There are numerous outdoor cafes to enjoy the people watching. One block over is Boylston Street, which also has many stores and restaurants. Copley Place, a large indoor mall anchored by Neimann-Marcus, Lord & Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue is also close. Also make sure to visit Filene's Basement (426 Washington St. at Downtown Crossing) which was founded in Boston in 1908 by Edward A. Filene as a way to sell off excess merchandise from his father's department store upstairs.
Baseball: The Boston Red Sox play in Fenway Park, home of the Green Monster in left field and one of the best places to see a baseball game.
Kids: The Boston Children's Museum is conveniently located downtown (Tel: 617-426-6500) and Boston's Museum of Science makes science fun for kids, science-phobes and even adults (Tel: 617-723-2500).
Cruising Buzzards Bay
On your way to Boston from the south to transit the Cape Cod Canal you will pass through Buzzard's Bay where you will find some of the best cruising waters in the Cape. Cruising boaters enjoy the tranquil waters, small friendly towns, beaches and a multitude of marina options to choose from. You will pass quaint villages such as Marion, Wareham, Onset, Pocasset, Red Brook, and Cataumet that offer a great stop over on your way north. The scenic, and sheltered Red Brook Harbor is a popular stop before you transit the Cape Cod Canal. The village of Cataumet in Red Brook Harbor offers transient dockage (and moorings) and fuel at Kingman Yacht Center (Tel: 508-563-7136) where you can enjoy sunset drinks and dinner at the Chart Room, the on-site restaurant.