Party of One: The Best Ideas for A Solo Trip to Boston

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Things to Do in Boston When You Travel Solo

If you’re thinking about taking a solo trip to Boston then we highly encourage you to do so! Boston is a very accessible city filled with tons of fun activities that will surround you with other people without you needing to bring a travel buddy. No pressure to talk to anyone if you are a true introvert, but this list of activities will give you the opportunity to interact with others who may also be visiting Boston or looking for a friendly conversation.

Take a Food Tour with Bites of Boston

Taking a food tour is a great way to explore Boston as a solo traveler while getting to be part of a group. At Bites of Boston our guides are extremely friendly and create a fun environment for all guests. Food is meant to bring people together so definitely join us if you are visiting Boston on your own.

Eat at a Communal Table

A really beautiful way to enjoy a meal is with the company of others around you, even if you are keeping to yourselves. We love the idea of dining at a communal table as a solo traveler to Boston and there are some great ones that we definitely recommend. Here are some of our favorites!

Table – North End

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Cozy, upmarket Italian restaurant with shared tables featuring an elevated fixed-price dinner menu.

Myers + Chang

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Creative, upscale Asian-inspired small plates are served family-style in this hip diner.

Sweet Cheeks Q

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BBQ trays, Southern sides & inspired cocktails served at family-style tables in a welcoming space.

Take an Old Town Trolly Tour

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If you really want to bop around Boston without having to navigate public transit then the hop-on, hop-off trolly tours are a fantastic idea! You’ll get to learn about the city while having unlimited hop-on and hop-off access as often as you like all day long.

Get Creative at Boston Public Market

Boston Public Market is a wonderful space filled with local artisans and eateries. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon and if you want to get a little bit creative you have two great opportunities with local makers to either paint or make a candle.

Laurel Greenfield Art

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Laurel is a local food artist whose paintings capture moments of joy around the table in bright color. She has recently opened a drop-in paint lounge where you can come and hangout and paint something of your own or follow one of her step-by-step designs. All materials are included in the price!


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Explore the art of candle-making at Lifebloom! Their candle bar is designed to ignite creativity and foster connections through the candle-making experience. With a wide selection of high quality, clean ingredients and expert guidance, Lifebloom invites you to experience the art of candle-making, learn new skills, and curate personalized candles in an intimate setting that encourages self-discovery.

Take a Bike Tour with Urban AdvenTours

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If you’re more of the active type then a bike tour of Boston might be right up your alley as a solo traveler. Join a group as you adventure and take in the gorgeous views and sights.

Visit One of Boston’s Food Halls

If you’re traveling to Boston on your own then definitely check out one of Boston’s bustling food halls where your senses can be overtaken by different smells and colors! Going to counter-service establishments and creating your own smorgasbord can be a great time when you don’t have anyone else’s preferences to cater to.

High Street Place

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Stylish food court featuring hip eateries, cocktail spots, and dessert shops, plus live music and events.

Time Out Market

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Industrial-chic venue with a handpicked set of eateries and bar, plus an area for cooking demos.


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Vegas branch of the upscale Italian food hall, with restaurants, quick-service counters, and groceries.

Boston Public Market

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Year-round indoor market with scores of vendors selling local produce, fish, gourmet treats & more.

See you in Boston!

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