We love Boston. Our company has been providing unparalleled protection to Boston's unique homes for over 30-years, so it's only natural for us to appreciate this great city.
Many of our customers own homes in other parts of the country so they are part-time Bostonians. Some are new to the area, and others are such seasoned Bostonians that they forget to take advantage of all that our capital city has to offer.
As such, we decided it would be fun to create a Boston Bucket List - a list of 10 things everyone living in or around Boston should do in their lifetime. In no particular order:
10. Get tickets, great tickets, to a Boston sporting event. Even if you're not a Boston sports fan, we have some of the most passionate and exciting fans around. Treat yourself to some Green Monster seats, center ice seats, courtside seats or 50-yard seats and enjoy the experience of a Boston sporting event.
9. Visit the North End and chow down on some of the best, most authentic Italian cuisine around. Mike sure you stop at Mike's Pastry, well-known around the world for their exquisite Italian pastries and goodies.
8. Take a Boston Duck Boat Tour. This bus and boat ride in one is pretty amazing feat, and just something you should do once in your life.
7. Eat at Top of the Hub. Located at the top of the Prudential Center, this high-end restaurant offers great food and the most amazing view of Boston you'll ever see.
6. Visit the New England Aquarium. This amazing aquarium is a jewel of Boston, showcasing everything from typical New England lobsters to squids and octupuses. And don't forget to stop by and see everyone's favorite - the penguins.
5. Take a walk to Acorn Street. Hailed as the most photographed street in America, this historic street paved with brick is a charming backdrop for photos and certainly worth seeing.
4. Walk the Freedom Trail. This brick path throughout 16 of Boston's most historically-significant sites is a 2.5 walk from Bostom Common to the USS Constitution in Charlestown. Trail markers throughout the path detail events, graveyards, notable buildings and other significant features of Boston.
3. Enjoy a day at Faneuil Hall/Quincy Marketplace. Located in the heart of Boston, this classic Boston location has interesting shops, food stands and restaurants, all beaming with the electricity of Boston. A unique Boston experience would also be to eat at Dick's Last Resort.
2. Take a Boston Harbor Islands Ferry Ride. These reasonably priced ferry rides take you to several of the smaller islands located around Boston - Spectacle Island and George's Island. Pack a picnic, a bathing suit if you'd like to enjoy the beach, and a camera and flashlight to explore the old military forts and caves.
1. Watch the Boston Pops 4th of July Celebration at the Esplanade along the Charles River. Widely regarded as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is something everyone should experience. Every year thousands of people from around the country are drawn to the Hatch Shell in Boston to enjoy the iconic Tchaikovsky’s "1812 Overture" with a few added extras.