July 29, 2022

11 Things to Do In Boston During INBOUND

INBOUND 2022 is only a handful of weeks away. Even for attendees with packed schedules of meetings and events, the trip can be a time to experience some of the amazing things Boston has to offer. We dug in and asked a few Boston-area New Breeders for their all-time favorite local food and activities, so you can get the inside scoop and plan for an exciting conference week! 

Sights to See in Boston

Boston Harborwalk

The Boston Harborwalk boasts 43 miles of gorgeous views of the Boston shoreline. In addition to the views, here you’ll find hundreds of restaurants and a multitude of museums, shops, and outdoor spaces. Tricia Senesi, Boston local and Lead Talent Strategist at New Breed says that her personal favorites are seeing the Harbor Seals right outside of the New England Aquarium’s front doors, then walking to Faneuil Hall for a Spicy Chicken Sandwich at State Street Provisions

Distance from the conference: 1.8 miles 

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

What isn’t there to see and eat at Historic Faneuil Hall? Grab a bite at one of the many restaurants, vendors, and kiosks. Listen to live music, watch some of the most talented street performers in Boston or take a walking tour around some of the area’s historic sites. You can find a little bit of everything here.

Distance from the conference: 1.4 miles 

Boston Seaport

This is a favorite of Kelsey Meiklejohn, Inbound Strategist at New Breed. 

"The Seaport has really grown over the past few years, so there is so much to see and do, all within a walkable distance! Keep in mind there is not (yet!) a T stop at the Seaport. However, there are multiple Blue Bike hubs located near the convention center and its surrounding hotels. It’s a great way to explore both the Seaport as well as the city! Take a ride over Fenway Park or cruise over to Harpoon Brewery as you wind down from a busy day!” 

Distance from the conference: Zero! The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is on the Seaport. 

Cisco Breweries Outdoor Beer Garden 

Kelsey says, “In addition to great beer, Cisco offers craft cocktails and Nantucket Vineyards wine. You can enjoy great food and drinks while enjoying daily live music from local artists! This is a great way to unwind after a day of INBOUND sessions. You’re sure to find both attendees and Hubspotters alike, so it’s a great networking opportunity, too!” 

Distance from the conference: 0.6 miles

Spectacle Island 

Inbound Strategist Olivia Newhall-Thayer suggests hopping on the ferry to Spectacle Island for lovely views of the Boston skyline. “If you have time or plan to stay an extra day, take a hike to the top of the island and sit for a picnic lunch."

Insider tip: grab provisions at the Boston Public Market before you go! Then visit and relax on the island beaches that are rich with sea glass.

Distance from the conference: About an hour. Walk to the aquarium and catch the ferry! 

Broadway in Seaport 

Olivia does sum it up best: “I mean, who doesn't want to eat and drink?” 

Lawn on D is right by the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and offers fun for groups. There are drinks and snacks available, with activities spread around the lawn such as corn hole, checkers, chess, and the Instagram-famous swings (they glow at night!) From here, it's a short walk to East Broadway where you’ll find great bars and restaurants.” 

Some of her favorites are Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant for “American bites” and Loco for “stellar tacos and margaritas.” 

“Every stall inside the Public Market has goods that are local to New England, so it’s a great place to grab any 'souvenirs' if you're coming from out of state!”

Distance from the conference: About 1 mile, in the Seaport

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Food and Drink

The Barking Crab

An absolute mainstay of the Boston seafood scene, The Barking Crab is blocks away from the conference center and boasts terrific views of the skyline and open harbor. If the weather cooperates, you’ll end up sitting here for hours after a full day of INBOUND, enjoying the sights and sounds of this special pocket of the city. 

“In September, oysters, and shellfish will be in their early good season,” says New Breed’s Brand Manager and Boston native Nick Frigo. “Fish and chips are always in season.”

Distance from the conference: 0.6 miles, in the Seaport

Tatte Bakery & Cafe

Boston and the surrounding areas are dotted with Tatte locations. That’s a good thing — this bakery is known for fantastic pastries, welcoming interiors, and strong, delicious coffee. There’s one in the Seaport a few blocks from INBOUND, so drop in if you need some quality caffeine or breakfast to get you ready for busy days on the floor. 

Distance from the conference: 0.5 miles, in the Seaport

nathálie Wine Bar 

According to New Breed Growth Specialist Melaina Neisner, “This place is owned and operated by an eclectic group of hospitality veterans. Both their wine list and menu are a revolving door (in the best way!) and they make a great effort to source locally. Everything I've had to eat and drink here has been amazing!”

Distance from the conference: 3 miles, near Fenway Park

Buttermilk & Bourbon

Melaina also highly recommends this restaurant for brunch. “It's right on Commonwealth Ave in the heart of the Back Bay (very quintessential Boston!) and offers southern cuisine. They are best known for their warm honey-glazed biscuits and quality drink menu.”

Distance from the conference: 2 miles, in the Back Bay


“This wonderful bar is tucked back behind Union Square,” says Melaina. “It has quirky decor (primarily Star Wars-themed) but they change it up seasonally. They are best known for serving up amazing (and high-quality) cocktails and milk punch. They have a small menu but will create anything you can think of.” 

Distance from the conference: 3.7 miles, in Somerville

While eating and sightseeing may not be the primary goals for your INBOUND trip this year, we hope you can find some moments around this important event to enjoy all that Boston has to offer. This list is a good start, but if you’re looking for more suggestions, drop by the New Breed booth at the show! Our crew is familiar with the area. 

As you gear up for the show, read the top 10 sessions we’re excited for. You can also take a look at what’s in store for New Breed and book time with us in advance. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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Natalie Mardirossian

Natalie Mardirossian is a Copywriter and Content Strategist at New Breed. Natalie helps companies achieve success through thought-provoking content, brand development, and creative expression. She is a foodie and dog lover who works to spoil her three furry dependents.


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