The Greenway is one of the most celebrated results of the now-infamous Big Dig. Formed when I-93 was sunk underground, this verdant, mile-long ribbon of grassy parks and outdoor resting places invites the weary traveler (or office warrior) to stop and take a moment to appreciate the city’s fleeting sunshine. A variety of eating and drinking spots - some seasonal, some transient - keep visitors satiated. There are also periodic festivals, events, and parades located on or near the park.
Downtown is the best place in Boston for people-watching. Find a bench and a takeout lunch for a break between visits to historic landmarks, and watch the street performers and passers-by. Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market are among the city’s most-visited landmarks, replete with shops flogging kitschy gifts, and eateries catering to tourists. And then there’s Chinatown, a bustling enclave home to some of Boston’s best Chinese food. Once you’ve had your fill of Downtown, keep the good times going by checking out the best Boston attractions, best free things to do in Boston, and best museums in Boston.
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