"The Cradle of
Faneuil Hall Marketplace7
Why locals love it
History buffs will love this historic meeting hall and urban marketplace near Boston's waterfront. Since 1742, Faneuil Hall has been a beacon of colonial American history. Where once, Sam Adams and his comrades stood and gave speeches about independence from Great Britain, now is a bustling epicenter for tourists and artisans.
Why you should visit it
If you can manage the mobs of people, Faneuil Hall is a stunning, all-encompassing marketplace experience. From street artists, to lobster rolls, to walking tours, to scavenger hunts, to souvenir shops, and the like, Faneuil Hall serves families, couples, groups and the rest all year round, rain or shine.
Stick around late night for a visit to Union Oyster House, the country's oldest restaurant (visited by most US Presidents), or one of the many bars.