Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts. It’s one of America’s wealthiest cities. JFK had a great love for Boston – be sure to visit the JFK Museum while you’re in town. Stroll through the swanky Beacon Hill neighborhood, try some clam chowder and have a cup of tea at the Boston Tea Party Museum. You’ll find a small gay scene in Boston.
Some of America’s elite universities are in or near Boston. It’s a great place to live and a great place to work. Boston is so popular that the cost of living is close to what you’d expect in New York.
Museum of Fine Arts
One of the best art museums in North America, you’ll find ancient frescos from Pompeii, French Impressionist artworks and everything in between. This is a huge museum so you can’t do it justice in one trip. It attracts over a million visitors every year. Depending on your areas of interest, you could explore the Ancient Egypt sections, Japanese art, Dutch Golden Age art and the rare books collection.
The Museum of Fine Arts is a must for art lovers and also those who’d like to feel more cultured than they really are.
Boston Public Garden
The Boston Public Garden was the first botanical garden in the USA. It’s free to explore. Explore the winding pathways and bask in bucolic splendor. You could also take a quick selfie and then leave.
This is a great place for a picnic. There are many fountains, historic statues and ducks – both living ducks and notable statues of ducks. Boston Public Garden is beloved by locals and it’s been used in many memorable film scenes.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Boston is the city in which New England gave Old England the middle finger. Back in 1773, a group of Bostonians dumped 342 chests of tea from the East India Company. It was an act of defiance in relation to a tax the British had imposed on the American colonists. It was a momentous event that anticipated the American Revolution of 1775.
Take a trip to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum to learn more about this chapter of American history. Naturally, the museum serves tea.
Boston doesn’t have a big gay scene relative to its size. There are several gay venues for you to check out. Club Cafe is a gay bar and restaurant in the Back Bay area. It’s open seven days a week. The Boston Eagle is perhaps the gayest gay venue in Boston. It’s part of the well known Eagle brand you find throughout America. If you’d like to go clubbing, ICON is a gay club you should try out. A good place to meet some locals and dance the night away.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
This museum is dedicated to America’s most handsome president. JFK lived a short life but it was one of the great 20th-century lives. His story and the mysteries surrounding his death continue to fascinate people. You can explore the museum in around an hour. It has many of his possessions, including papers, his furniture and doodles he made during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The museum also boasts some of Jackie Kennedy’s dresses. She did wear some fabulous clothes!
This is Boston’s most historic district. You’ll find antique shops, Victorian houses, high-end restaurants and some very pricey real estate. It’s very New England and home to some of America’s elite. You could join a walking tour or explore at your own pace. It’s especially charming in Autumn when the leaves match the color of the buildings. It’s named after a beacon that once stood at the highest point of the city. This would be a good place to have a classic Bostonian dish. Clam chowder is something of a classic.
Combine Boston with Provincetown
A lot of people combine Boston with Provincetown as it’s only a 90-minute ferry ride. Provincetown is a gay haven with it being the place many of our tribe have settled.
Read More: A Gay Guide to Provincetown.
Published: 17-Jul-2020 by Alex | Last Updated: 24-May-2022
On: Gay Boston