East Boston is one of the city’s most vibrant, diverse neighbourhoods, comprising a range of landscapes from waterside to suburban to full-blown cityscape.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is one of the city’s top institutions, a shopping centre filled with stores and restaurants set throughout historic market buildings. Best known for the variety of excellent fare on offer, locals flock here for classics like lobster rolls, clam chowder and top-notch hamburgers.
The Museum of Fine Arts is the most frequently visited museum in Boston and the fifth-largest in the United States. Boasting over 450,000 works of art, this is one of the most impressive collections in the country and locals are extremely proud of MOFA (as it’s locally known). The stand-out work at this Boston institution is perhaps Claude Monet’s Water Lily Pond, a dazzling impressionist oil painting by the French master. The Museum is also home to Vincent Van Gogh’s famous Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin, recently immortalised in an acclaimed animated film.
Throughout the area, from Eagle Hill to Jeffries Point, Floom’s East Boston flower delivery covers the whole community.