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Whether you are running the Marathon or cheering among others on the streets of one of the most popular Marathons in history, this blog is for you. We decided to pull up ideas among former Boston Marathon runners and locals about things to do, places to visit, and tips for those of you running the actual Marathon.
As many of you know, the Boston Marathon 2022 will return to its original month. It will take place on Monday, so it's the perfect excuse to have a more extended gateway and get to know more about the charms that Boston offers, especially since there are many excellent activities.
The most popular recommendation among former Boston Marathon Finishers is to stay off your feet and rest or try to do activities that will not require much moving around.
10. Marathon Expo
The Boston Marathon Expo is a MUST for all 2022 runners and former runners. According to the Boston Marathon Official Site, the 2022 Boston Marathon Expo will take place Friday, April 15–Sunday, April 17 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center at 900 Boylston St. in Boston. In the following hours.
Friday, April 15: 11:00AM–6:00PM
Saturday, April 16: 9:00AM–6:00PM
Sunday, April 17: 9:00AM–6:00PM
The Boston Marathon Expo will be open to runners, families & fans. It will feature an Adidas store & Official Boston Marathon Sponsors & Licensees.
The Expo is free and open to the public, and you will be able to pick your bib number, race packet & t-shirt. Get to see all the sponsors and exhibitors and buy official Boston Marathon Merchandise in the Adidas Boston Marathon Shop, Photo Ops & More.
This year THERSIPO won't participate YET in the Expo, but you will still be able to get your Boston Medal to carry every time & everywhere with 30% Off during the Marathon Weekend at the official website www.thersipo.com
9. Duck Tour
One of the most popular and voted was the famous boat duck tour, especially before the race, a great way to see the city and still stay off your feet.
Climb aboard a unique amphibious vehicle and discover Boston from a different perspective. The World War II-style "Duck" travels on land and water and takes you along historic streets and into the Charles River on an 80-minute tour of the city ( source www.guetyourguide.com)
The cost of this tour is around 54 USD per person. You can reserve it on different online sites and pay later to ensure a spot for the weekend.
8. Fenway Park Stadium Tour and Sox Game
Getting inside the stadium is always cool; you can choose from a private or shared tour of "America's Most Beloved Ballpark," home to the Boston Red Sox. Get up-close access to the baseball stadium.
And if you enjoy Baseball, getting tickets for a Sox Game should be accessible at this time since the Sox opens the season the same weekend as the Marathon takes place. You can look for them at www.Ticketmaster.com
7. Museum and Art
Boston in the spring is full of things to do. Suppose you are passionate about museums and art. In that case, the MFA and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums are plentiful next to each other.
The ICA on the waterfront always has worthy installations. If you are interested in history, The Kennedy Library & Museum is another must. You can get tickets online starting at $18, and take notice that beginning March 31, the museum will be open Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Regular admission will end at 2:30 pm.
6. Food Lovers
Ok… so this was one of the main topics Boston Buddies talked about. Marathon runners are food lovers and enjoy a good post-race meal. Here is a list of the restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries every marathon runner loves when visiting Boston!
The North End is the place to be for food lovers; you can find different restaurants and a fantastic environment
Mike's Pastry Inc for dessert and bakery lovers (300 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113)
Modern Pastry (257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113)
Boston Burger Company for meet lovers (37 Davis Sq, Somerville MA 02144)
North End for Italian Food (North End Boston, MA)
Pammy's for Italian Food (928 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139)
Life Alive Organic Cafe for Vegetarians (765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139)
Boston Public Market great for families (100 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02108)
5. Sam Adams Brewery Tour
Of course, this one is for after the race. If you want to get yourself a free beer, get your medal with you, Sam Adams offers a different walking tour, some even free and some starting at $10 per person plus is an excellent place to get to know other Boston Buddies, so take note of this one, and maybe you can even arrange a meet together with other runners
They recommend using public transportation, as parking is limited at the Brewery. They are a short walk away from the Stony Brook station on the MBTA's Orange Line. Mondays hours from 2 to 8 pm.
4. Old South Church
You may enjoy the Church Service on Sunday morning at the finish line if you are a believer. Many runners attend, and it also happens to be Easter Sunday, so it could be a nice thing to do before running the Marathon the next day.
3. Rose Kennedy Greenway
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is located right in the Heart of Boston and at the forefront of the North End neighborhood. It offers beautiful, up-close views of the city skyline. The linear park spans 1.5 miles and has a modern aesthetic, and has a small open green space, water fountains, swinging benches, and tables. There are many flower beds along the park, including roses at the Rose Kennedy Memorial Garden, located near Christopher Columbus Park, daffodils, and daylilies. The park is well-maintained and very close to Boston Public Market, the North End, and Quincy Market, making it a convenient picnic place. There are also food trucks and farmers markets on Saturdays, and outdoor fitness classes, including yoga classes. This greenway is one of the top destinations for tourists and can get crowded on summer weekends.
If the weather is good for it - food trucks and beer gardens should be open.
2. Copley Square
Located near the Finish Line. It's the perfect spot where all marathon finishers meet up to chat and a good time outdoor FanFest picture taking, music, pop up stores casual fun all weekend. So if you are going by yourself or with your runner pals, make sure to pass by Copley square after the race and connect with other runners to keep in touch and plan future Marathons.
1. Get Your Thersipo at www.thersipo.com
We all know how much we enjoy having our medals close, and if we could wear them every day? Everywhere? Is this a real thing?
2021 was the year where Thersipo redefined the way every marathoner wear their medals to be able to collect them and wear them everyday in a comfortable but classy wrist band, designed by marathoners for marathoners.
Even though they won't be participating in the Boston Expo this year, keep them in mind because they will be participating in other marathon Expos. You must pass by their website during the Boston Marathon Weekend for 30% off! www.Thersipo.com
Good luck to all Boston Marathon Buddies. This is a great year to start the US Six Major Marathon Season! And for those trying to qualify for the 2023 Boston Marathon, keep moving; you will surely do it!
Check Thersipo Boston Edition here.