“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
No politics at the dinner table is one rule made to be broken in Boston. Fanueil Hall has been a shopping and dining destination since 1742, while the upstairs meeting hall made American history. This is where Sons of Liberty complained about British "taxation without representation," 19th century abolitionists made their case against slavery, and young Bostonian John Fitzgerald Kennedy made a powerful pitch for the presidency. Bostonians have talked politics over drinks at neighboring Bell in Hand Tavern since 1795, and argued constitutional amendments over Durgin Park's pot roasts and baked beans since 1827. Differences are always forgivable, as long as you root for the NHL Bruins and NBA Celtics at nearby TD Gardens. Power politicking moved inside the brutalist concrete fortress of Boston's Government Center in the 1960s, but friendly debates still add spice to chowder lunches at colonial Quincy Market. Work up an appetite for more along Charles River Esplanade's three-mile trails, and unwind in the rehabbed warehouse splendor of Harborside Inn.