SproutLoud will be presenting at next week’s LOMA/ LIMRA 2012 Social Media Conference for Financial Services. It is a great opportunity for all those involved. SproutLoud has the opportunity to show off some of our expertise, and the financial industry partners can learn about social media. I wish I could be there to experience the conference and visit the city I called home for the first 5 years after my college career, Boston. It has been a year since I have lived in Boston full time, but I enjoy filling in my coworkers on the things you must do while in Beantown.
- Take a walk in the park. The Boston Common and the Public Garden are adjacent to one another in downtown Boston and make for a beautiful walk. They are close to everything downtown and provide a wonderful natural space in a bustling city. Take some time to walk around and smell the roses.
- Have a bite to eat or some drinks at on top of the 2nd tallest building in Boston. Top of the Hub is gorgeous, the food is amazing, drinks are tasty, and the views are second to none in Boston, so make your way there (reservations are recommended). Go during the day to get a panoramic view of the city, or go up at night to see the city light up.
- Take a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery. Free beer, keepsake glass, and a tour of a fantastic brewery. This place can be a little out of the way, but it is well worth the trip. Take a cab or venture out on the Orange Line so that you can have a few beers without worrying about driving back to the hotel.
- Have dinner in the North End. Boston’s answer to little Italy has some amazing Italian restaurants. Try Giacomo’s, Mamma Maria, or any of the amazing places in the North End. Your best bet is to walk down Hanover St and find a restaurant with an open table. Save room for desert at Mike’s Pastry and take a stroll around the picturesque North End. If you have the time, make your way over to the harbor for yet another wonderful view.
- Catch a Red Sox game. Enjoying a game in Fenway Park is an amazing experience, even if you aren’t a Sox fan. The atmosphere is electric, the fans are energized, and it all happens in the heart of the city.
I am sure that the conference will be a great experience, and take up quite a bit of time, but these other activities will ensure that you truly experience Boston. If you have the chance to get away from the conference, I promise you will have a blast doing any of these activities!