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Past ZIS Parent, Susan Baer

...to do in Boston, MA. Past parent Susan Baer on this historic gem.

 

1. HANG OUT IN THE STACKS AT THE SCHLESINGER LIBRARY

I used to be a chef and the Schlesinger Library at Harvard is perfect for foodies – it has one of the most outstanding historical collections of cookbooks in the world, from delicate books you need gloves to look at to contemporary ones. In the days before Google I did a lot of research there as a student at Radcliffe College (part of Harvard University).


2. CHILL OUT WITH THE BRUINS

Boston is a massive sports city, so I recommend getting tickets to see one of the teams. I used to know a lot of the Bruins ice hockey players growing up because they lived nearby. My dad lives in Florida now, but he still plans his day around watching a game.


3. SEE HOW THE WORLD LOOKED IN 1935

The Mapparium is a three-storey stained-glass globe that shows a perspective of the world in 1935, displayed at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. You can walk through it and look at the way the borders of countries have changed.


4. BREAKFAST AT THE TRIDENT CAFE

This is a bookstore café at the end of Newbury Street towards Massachusetts Avenue. It’s not expensive or fancy, but they make thick French toast and fresh smoothies with kale or whatever you want. It’s also a great bookstore – a bit of a dying breed. CYCLE THE EMERALD NECKLACE This picturesque trail of parks was planned by the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also co-designed Central Park. You can pack a picnic and take a bike tour around the different gardens – it’s such a nice way to see the city, especially as a family.


5. CYCLE THE EMERALD NECKLACE

This picturesque trail of parks was planned by the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also co-designed Central Park. You can pack a picnic and take a bike tour around the different gardens – it’s such a nice way to see the city, especially as a family.

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