Celebrate the Boston Marathon with philoSophie's


The Boston Marathon is more than just a race; it's a celebration of the Boston community, promoting the spirit of this historic city. While attending BU and fell in love with the city and started my business philoSophies® right here in Boston. Even though I no longer call Boston my official home, I am lucky enough to return yearly to celebrate the magic of the Boston Marathon. And as an ex-Bostonian and a Boston Marathon enthusiast, I like to think I have a bit of insight to share that will help make your marathon experience memorable and fun.

Beyond the Boston Marathon race itself, the downtown city of Boston offers many activities and attractions for locals, visitors, and runners to enjoy during the Boston Marathon weekend. Here are some suggestions that I would personally recommend. 

Catch a Game: If the Boston Red Sox are in town during the marathon weekend, don’t miss the chance to catch a game at the historic Fenway Park. The atmosphere in and around the ballpark is an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy the Scenery: Boston Common and Public Garden is the best place to enjoy picturesque nature within the city of Boston. Pack a picnic, enjoy the blooming spring flowers, and even take a swan boat ride in the Public Garden's iconic pond.

Explore History: Make your way down the freedom trail. Starting at Boston Common, follow the 2.5 miles of red bricks and red paint, and signs to 16 historic stops, ending at the USS Constitution. (I could add… The Massachusetts State House, Granary Burying Ground, Benjamin Franklin statue, Site of the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere's House, The Bunker Hill Monument etc… if you want more depth of copy in this section)

Shop to your Hearts Content: Newbury Street is lined with Running Store Pop-Ups for the weekend and always is known for the high-end fashion and unique brands

Fill Your Belly ( with carbs!) Pizza and Pasta in the North End of course! Monicas, Lemoncellos are two of my favorite spots 


If you are not running the marathon and are visiting as a spectator you will definitely want to... 

Cheer on the Marathon Runners: Join the thousands of spectators lining the streets to cheer on the dedicated runners as they make their way through the city. Ashland; if crowds aren’t your thing, Ashland is one of the easiest places to find a seat due to it’s early marathon location.  Framingham; has a much larger number of spectators, but is probably the best spot in the early part of the course to see your loved one. Newton/Heartbreak Hills; Cheer on the runners during the most grinding 4-mile stretch of the Marathon course. Kenmore Square; if you are looking for the big party spot, you have found it. Featuring the hustle and bustle of restaurants, bars and Fenway Park, Kenmore Square will feed your party side. If you’re set on watching the race’s final stretch choose to brave Boylston Street but be prepared for big, big crowds. 


Most importantly, don't forget to...

Commemorate your Trip: Commemorating your or a loved one’s Boston Marathon run with a special keepsake gift is a wonderful way to celebrate such an accomplishment. At PhiloSophies® we love creating personalized marathon keepsakes, and the best part, PhiloSophies® keepsakes are fully customizable. From hair color to skin tone, even down to the color of your race day shoes, the. PhiloSophies® website makes it oh-so-easy to personalize your own gift. Check out all the personalized gift options that are part of PhiloSophies® marathon gift collection.