Boston may not be the biggest city by size, but it boasts a burgeoning cultural scene against a rich historical backdrop.
Often revered as “the cradle of liberty,” this iconic, east coast metropolis offers a range of experiences and aesthetics – from patriotic to imaginative. A hub for sports enthusiasts, history buffs and foodies alike, Boston brings a lot to the fore – including a thriving design scene.
Innovative design firms like Toth + Co, Tank Design, Nash, Motiv and Philips Design Group (to name a few) highlight Boston’s abundance of creative know-how, making it the ideal location to host the 2014 HOW Design Live events.
HOW Design Live: Back in Boston
When you aren’t in the midst of intellectual stimulation and awe at the five conference line-up that is HOW Design Live this year, consider these design-related stops for some creative exploration. Maybe you’ll even extend your trip to soak it all in!
Have an eye for exhibition design? Get your hands on The Museum of Science’s latest permanent exhibit, Hall of Human Life, with more than 70 interactive elements throughout.
Want to get crafty? Put some of those HOW creativity tips to use and try your hand at glassblowing this trip.
The Great Outdoors
Feeling outdoorsy? By foot or by bike, BostonUSA’s city guide will help you make your way to new and exciting places in this “city on the hill.”
For those of us who like exploring:
- Walk the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail and visit Old Ironsides.
- Consider a bike tour, or download a map and pedal the city streets as your own guide.
- Visit the Faneuil Hall Marketplace - a 250 year-old promenade with varied sights to see.
- Dig into some history at the Salem Witch Museum.
Designers + Foodies Unite
Searching for the best wine list in Boston? Or, maybe you’ll find yourself fighting late-night hunger in search of a food truck to save the day?
Here are a few choice picks for those of us who fit the “designer-foodie” profile:
Hop over to Oleana Restaurant on Hampshire Street in Cambridge to check out Boston Magazine‘s “Best Wine List 2013.” Catch a ride on the city’s public transit for two unique experiences in one.
If Vietnamese food is your jam (and I don’t mean jelly), then look no further. Rated “Best Food Truck” by Boston Magazine and acclaimed by mouth-watering Bostonians, the husband-wife duo cooking up cold soba noodles and other classic fare just took “street food” to a whole new level. Don’t miss these pâte-slathered sandwiches after a night on the town.
Can’t get enough street food? Get a live map of Boston’s food trucks here.
A low-key and tried-and-true South Boston classic, Southie’s The Galley Diner satisfies patrons day and night. Diner food with a twist, enjoy hand-carved ham or griddle favorite omelettes (like kielbasa and cheese).
Tremont 647 is known for it’s local, farm-to-table approach to food. A veggie-friendly spot, omnivores are also certainly welcome to enjoy steaks and burgers, too! This is HOW Community Content Director Bridgid Agricola’s must-do in Boston!
Or go all in, and take in a foodie tour during your Boston stay!