You’ll be in good company having breakfast at Parker’s. Since the late 1800’s, this venerable restaurant has built quite a prominent culinary legacy. From hiring the first celebrity French Chef in America, Chef Sanzian in 1855 to launching the culinary careers of Emeril Lagasse, Lydia Shire and Jasper White. Two cultural icons spent time on the Parker House staff: Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh served as a baker in the bakeshop from 1912-1913 and Malcolm X was a busboy in the early 1940’s during the Pearl Harbor invasion.
Next, head back to 1773 when you visit the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum! You’ll be treated to a live reenactment, as well as interactive exhibits and a replica ship.
Head over to Durgin Park, which, "established before you were born" features New England Specialties such as Prime Rib, delicious steaks and chops, a variety of fresh seafood and lobster. Other favorites include Pot Roast, scrod, Indian Pudding & Strawberry Shortcake. Enjoy the cozy Gaslight Pub or Blackhorse Tavern in a historical building in the shadow of Faneuil Hall.
Take your time meandering down the Freedom Trail. It is sure to delight your historical senses, a 2.5-mile, brick-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure.
After you’ve worked up an appetite on the Trail, enjoy a relaxing dinner at the historical Union Oyster House. It is the oldest restaurant in Boston and the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the U.S. — the doors have always been open to diners since 1826.
Take the Constitution Cruise, a 45-minute, informative tour that brings you up close and personal with "Old Ironsides" at her home in the Charlestown Navy Yard and offers the option to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum.
Rest your head at the Omni Parker House, a symbol of Boston since 1855.