SAN FRANCISCO → BOSTON
Last spotted on the west coast, I was primed and ready for a new adventure. This time on the other side of the country in historic Boston, Massachusetts. Bean Town aka The Walking City aka The Hub isn’t just full of nicknames, it’s also full of museums and monuments, and, most importantly, venues in need of a virtual tour. So, when I touched down once again on the east coast, it was time to get to work.
Continuing my Stadium Tour, I made a stop at Fenway Park, Major League Baseball’s oldest park (built in 1912), to watch the Red Sox dominate the Rays, see legend David Ortiz play in the final season of his Hall of Fame career, and sing Sweet Caroline with 38,000 screaming Bostonians. I was also on a mission to bottle up some of Titletown’s winning magic in my best attempt to help my beloved Chicago Cubs break their 108 year championship drought. Fingers crossed.
Baseball isn’t the only sport famous in Fenway. In fact attached to the very same stadium is the one and only Blazing Paddles. Before Red Sox’s games, you can head over there to get your drink on—or get your pong on—and if you stick around for the game, you can see the opposition’s live batting cage sessions. I, of course, had other intentions—to set them up with a 360 tour. So be sure to check out their ping pong setup and venue space.
I’M ON A BOAT, TAKE A LOOK AT ME
At 41 million square miles wide, The Atlantic Ocean is kind of a big deal. The Boston Harbor is home to the great American protest, The Boston Tea party, which was also kind of a big deal. To honor these courageous acts, I dumped my can of brisk ice tea into the harbor. Fortunately this time there was no ensuing revolutionary war. Phew.
Seriously though, I was on a boat, and if you don’t believe me then check out the 360 tour of Classic Harbor Line. The captain of the ship was kind enough to invite me out on a booze cruise. So, I felt obligated to hook them up with a virtual tour, which was my first ever tour completed offshore. I wonder if I’ll ever get to take one in the sky…
Boston is undoubtedly one of America’s most historic cities, especially when it comes to first settlers and the revolution. They even have a 2.5 mile long trail starting at Boston Common, passing through downtown and ending in Charlestown at the Bunker Hill monument. There are 16 unforgettable stops along the way, including the Ben Franklin statue, the Paul Revere House and the USS Constitution. A “must walk” for any history buff.
To keep my history lesson going, I made a stop at Carrie Nation. The restaurant was built in honor of Carrie More “Nation”, a woman famous for destroying taverns with her hatchet in a campaign against the consumption of alcohol. These Bostonians sure are passionate about their stance on cold beverages. Ironically enough, the venue is a cocktail club, and you can now check out a 360 tour of the huge space, where you can host a large cocktail event.
BOSTON ART PARTY
Boston isn’t just full of constitutional history, it’s also full of pristine art you have to see to believe. Whether in a museum, on the streets, or in the form of a performance, there’s no shortage of fine arts to check out while you’re in Boston. Arguably the best spot in town is the Museum of Fine Arts, the 4th largest museum in the U.S. and home to over 450,000 pieces.
This massive art gallery/restaurant concept is full of modern pieces that are available for purchase. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience sure to provide something new each visit. When the sun goes down, it turns into one of Boston’s hottest bars, located in the Back Bay area. You can checkout a 360 tour and book a cooking class online with Kapow.
NEXT STOP: MINNEAPOLIS
It’s time to head home to the midwest, only this time I won’t be in my hometown of Chicago, I’ll be in the land of 10,000 lakes and the Mall of America—Minneapolis. Be sure to check back soon to hear all about my big shopping spree and new 360-degree virtual tours.