Fathom Favorites : Boston Sites

1. Boston Common and the Public Garden

Boston Common and the Public Garden

The country's oldest park is adjacent to the first public botanical garden in America. Take a ride in one of the whimsical painted swan boats or bring a picnic from nearby Deluca's market. For a special treat, try a North African lemonade at the stand on the corner of Charles and Beacon, where the Egyptian owner uses muddled mint leaves and orange blossom water.

139 Tremont St.
Boston, MA, 02139

2. Newbury Street

Newbury Street

This is the central hub for all things shopping and dining. From traditional chain stores and restaurants to small designer boutiques and cupcake bakeries, you're bound to find something that suites your taste. 

10 Newbury St.
Boston, MA, 02228

3. Stir


Interact and learn from some of the city's best chefs in a cooking or spirit class. Topics range from classic knife skills to lessons on navigating a typical Asian market. The school's shelves are lined with a selection of professional grade cookbooks from around the world, available for perusal and purchase.

102 Waltham St.
Boston, MA, 02118

4. SoWa Open Market

SoWa Open Market

Every Sunday, from May through October, the SoWa markets are buzzing with an award-winning farmer's market, a rotating group of crafters, vintage and antique sellers, and the city's best food trucks.

460 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA, 02118