Places to Visit While in Boston for the AOTA Conference 2020

1. Visit the North End of Boston-

Walk down the cobblestone streets in the oldest neighborhood in Boston! 

The North End is filled with restaurants and sites that you won’t want to miss while in town! Hanover Street is the main drag in the North End and where you will find some of the best attractions!

Some places to visit on the North End: 


  • Modern Pastry is a family-owned Italian bakery that is known for its cannolis. They also offer amazing cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and other delicious pastries! 





  • Mike’s Pastry- Another Pastry shop because who can have enough sweets? Not us! Mike’s pastry also makes an amazing cannoli as well as cheesecakes and brownies that taste and smell AMAZING! 





  • Regina Pizzeria- Carb it up in Boston! Create your own pizza or pick your favorite from the menu. Enjoy a nice glass of wine, or a beer with your pizza and then walk it off around the North End and take in all of the beautiful historic buildings and sites.




2. Freedom Trail-

The Freedom Trail highlights 16 significant and historical locations in Boston. Its a 2.5 mile trail between Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. While walking thr Freedom Trail, you have to check out the oldest restaurant in Boston, Union Oyster House! It is located at 41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108. This restaurant opened is 1714 and is still one of the best restaurants in Boston. The menu includes seafood and New England specialties. 






3. Fenway Park-

Visit one of the oldest MLB ballparks, the home of the Boston Red Sox. Fenway Park is a historical landmark, so if seeing historical landmarks is on your Boston bucketlist, you can check that one off at Fenway! 

Fenway Park is located near Kenmore Center where you can find coffee shops, shopping, and restaurants. 

4. Independence Wharf Observation Deck-

Located at 470 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210, the building is open from 9am to 5pm and you are welcomed to visit the 14th floor observation deck to get an incredible view of Boston and the Harbor. Admission to the building is free, they may check IDs, so make sure to have your ID with you when visiting Independence Wharf. 

5. Cambridge-

If you are interested in business and entrepreneurship, Kendall Square in Cambridge is a great place to visit while in Boston! Kendall Square is recognized for their high number of startups and is known as an “innovation hub.” While in Cambridge, you might as well visit Harvard and MIT. 

New City Micro Creamery is also located in Cambridge, a quick 13 minute drive from the conference center! New City a variety of ice creams, sundaes, milkshakes, and pastries (if you couldn’t tell by now, we LOVE sweets!)