Headed to Boston for NAR?



October 17, 2018 | comments

A handy travel guide for fun activities, sights and eats while at the 2018 REALTORS Conference & Expo Nov. 2-5

Are you one of the thousands of real estate professionals headed to Boston for this year’s National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2018 REALTORS Conference & Expo?

Attendees will have the opportunity to browse more than 400 exhibitors and network with some of the top admins, agents and brokers in the country. Check out the following recommendations to get the most out of your downtime in Boston.

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The Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail offers a 2 ½ mile walking route, stitching together the history of the American Revolution’s birthplace with visits across 16 historically significant sites, from the Old State House to the sites of the first public school in America and the Boston Tea Party. The Freedom Trail hosts various tours so visitors can see Boston in a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burial grounds, parks and historic markers.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

Dedicated to the memory of the U.S. 35th President John F. Kennedy, this museum sits on a 10-acre park overlooking the sea and city where Kennedy was born. Relive the sights and sounds of 1960s main street America as presidential candidates Kennedy and Nixon hit the campaign trail, witness a working draft of Kennedy’s inaugural speech and view film footage from our nation’s youngest president’s tenure in the Oval Office.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum offers an interactive event filled with historical interpreters, interactive exhibits, full-scale restored 18th century sailing vessels, historic artifacts and an award-winning multi-sensory documentary. You’ll “meet” the men and women who gave rise to our nation’s revolution and board a ship to “dump the tea.” For a fun way to immerse yourself in 18th century Boston, take one of these one-hour, fully-guided tours, but make sure to check off-season hours beginning Nov. 4.



Fenway Park

Founded in 1912, Fenway is the oldest and one of the smallest baseball parks in the Majors. Don’t worry if you can’t catch a game during your trip. The stadium’s museum provides ongoing tours throughout the year so you can visit the home of Red Sox legends and sit atop the fabled Green Monster overlooking left field. Steep yourself in the rich history of Fenway Park with more than 170,000 artifacts on view and walk the hall of fame with Red Sox legends from DiMaggio to Babe Ruth.

TD Garden

TD Garden is New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena, home to the NHL’s Boston Bruins, NBA’s Boston Celtics, world-renowned concerts, family shows, wrestling and more. Since its opening in 1995, TD Garden has hosted more than 200 events a year. For the sports buff, the arena offers a Sports Museum celebrating the different sports of Boston.

Harvard Stadium

More than 114 years old, Harvard Stadium is the world’s first massive reinforced concrete structures and the nation’s first stadium built for college football. The stadium offers private tours of its facility, allowing you to experience one of the originators of college football.



New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. With more than 1.3 million visitors a year, the aquarium offers multiple exciting attractions like harbor seal meet and greets, shark and ray touch tanks and IMAX productions. Interactive exhibits also allow visitors to get involved by feeding the marine life from atop the aquarium’s four-story ocean tank.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History’s mission is to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world, sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages. One-of-a-kind exhibitions include a close-up look at bees, wildlife specimens from Asia, Climate Change and a true museum treasure, Glass Flowers: The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants.



Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley

The Hop-On, Hop-Off Boston tour covers all the major areas in Boston including downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Theater District and the Waterfront District. The trolley tour provides an ideal option for those interested in taking all that Boston has to offer in a short period of time.

Boston Brewery Tour

Have a drink with Boston Brewery Tours to experiences some of the best beers in North America, from small-batch breweries to large-scale regional brands who helped popularize the craft beer trend. Brew tours offer visits to the city’s best breweries, cider houses and distilleries, blending history, beer knowledge, transportation and great food.


No matter what kind of traveler you are, we’re sure you’ll delight in Boston’s local fare, offering fresh lobster, oysters, baked goods and, of course, the city’s iconic clam chowder. A few of our restaurant recommendations are below. NAR members have also shared their favorite spots to eat here.

Row 34

The team behind Island Creek Oyster Bar opened Row 34 in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood. Located at 383 Congress Street, Row 34 is a workingman’s oyster bar with a neighborhood-friendly restaurant and bar inspired by New England’s farmers, fishermen and lobstermen who gave rise to the region’s rich seafood traditions.
Address: 383 Congress St, Fort Point, MA 02210

Flour Bakery & Cafe

Morning commuters stop by this popular cafe for breakfast, while the local working trade and neighbors frequent the sweet eatery in the afternoon hours for lunch, coffee and conversation. Flour Bakery is a great place to get your sugar fix with delicious morsels like cinnamon cream brioche and old fashioned sour cream cake or savory delights like homemade hummus and grilled cauliflower melts.
Address: 12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02110 and 19 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02210


A bar dedicated to the craft of the cocktail, Drink blends traditional mixology and the classic cocktails of the Prohibition Era with a modern twist on the best artisanal ingredients. You’ll also find a sophisticated collection of white, red and sparkling wines as well as various craft beers.
Address: 348 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02210

Yankee Lobster

This famed Seaport District seafood restaurant doubles as a market and casual eatery, where bib-sporting locals wash down fish tacos, fresh lobster and buckets of crabs with cold beer.
Address: 300 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210-2066

James Hook & Co.

For 85 years, James Hook & Co. delivered live lobsters and fresh seafood from the cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean to dinner tables the next day. Now seafood lovers flock here to sample the lobsters and other savory delights including scallops, crab, award-winning chowder and bisque.
Address: 15-17 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

See you in Boston!

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