The Bolts are back on the road and heading to New England to face off against the Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round contest. Following the Chargers on their playoff travels? Read through for tips on what to do in the area when you’re not at the big game.
How to Get There:
The closest major airport to Foxborough is Boston Logan International Airport, 22 miles north of Gillette Stadium. While that can be a bit of a drive, especially in game day traffic, you can easily hop on a train to get to the stadium and cheer on your Bolts. Certain stations around Boston and Providence offer round-trip tickets to Gillette, but get them quickly as they often sell out.
For the first time this season, the Bolts will be facing a bit of harsh weather for their travels. Snow is predicted for Sunday, with a high of 30 degrees, so be sure to wear a lot of layers to stay warm.
What to Eat & Drink:
If you’re staying in Boston, check out what is claimed to be America’s oldest restaurant: Union Oyster House. Serving up seafood delicacies since 1826, you’ll want to try out their award-winning clam chowder, which is a must when visiting New England.
Lying between Boston and Foxborough is Samuel Adams Brewery, a must for beer lovers. While it is the smallest of all the Sam Adams breweries, it is the site of testing new, specialty brews. The brewery also features tours to the public, so you can see just how those specialty beers are made, while getting a free taste test of them.
Only one mile from Gillette Stadium is Lafayette House, a Foxborough mainstay. Built in 1784, the building has been through a lot of changes from a courthouse to an inn to an ice cream shop, but now the piece of living history is a fine dining restaurant serving up delicious fare.
Things to Do:
Take a stroll America’s beginnings along the Freedom Trail in Boston. The trail is a two-mile walk that features 16 historic spots including Faneuil Hall Marketplace and The Paul Revere House. For an extra dose of culture, book a 90-minute tour where you’ll learn all there is to know about Boston’s revolutionary history.
One of the most picturesque areas of Boston is Beacon Hill. With brick buildings, crawling ivy and Victorian architecture, both tourists and locals alike love the spot. Also in the neighborhood is the Massachusetts State House, which overlooks an ice skating pond in the winter.
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