Exploring the Vibrant Harbor Town: A 72-Hour Itinerary

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    Explore Boston: A 72-Hour Itinerary for Root Readers

    Summer has arrived, and with it comes the perfect opportunity for a quick getaway to Boston, the de-facto capital of New England. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly educational experience or a reunion with friends, The Root has crafted a 72-hour itinerary just for you.

    On Day 1, start your morning at Beacon Hill Books & Café, where you can caffeinate in the charming stacks of this Federalist architecture gem. Then, dive into Boston’s Black history at the Museum of African American History before embarking on a guided tour of the Black Heritage Trail. End your day with a decadent meal at Mida, a Black-owned dining establishment, followed by a night of jazz at Wally’s Café.

    Day 2 kicks off with brunch at Comfort Kitchen, a James Beard-nominated eatery in Dorchester, before exploring the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s stunning gardens. Shop for unique finds at House of Culture in the South End, then set sail on the Classic Harbor Line for a sunset cruise. End your evening with upscale soul food and live music at Grace by Nia.

    On Day 3, indulge in some self-care shopping at ANNIKAPURE in Dedham before grabbing a pizza pie at Rock City Pizzeria in Allston. Browse the shelves at Frugal Bookstore in Roxbury and admire the public art at the Embrace Boston Monument in Boston Common. Finally, take in the city’s skyline from the rooftop vista at View Boston in Back Bay.

    With this curated itinerary, you’re sure to make the most of your 72 hours in Boston, experiencing the city’s rich history, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine.