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The final countdown for ASHA 2018 is on! We’re excited to join thousands of speech, language, and hearing professionals in Boston next week! You can find the Advanced team in booth 1037 where we’ll be talking travel therapy, how you can boost your career through contract work, and giving away lots of goodies. If you have some spare time to do some sightseeing, we’ve gathered our favorite things to do in Boston during ASHA.

Freedom Trail  

If you have around half a day to spare, we highly recommend doing the Freedom Trail. Encompassing 2.5 miles, it connects 16 of Boston’s iconic and historic sites. Some of the most memorable spots include the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and the USS Constitution. Take your time walking to each site on your own or join up with one of the many guided tours.  

Fenway Park  

If you’re a baseball aficionado, you probably don’t need us saying that one of the must-dos in Boston is Fenway Park. Home to the Boston Red Sox, it’s worth it to try to catch a game and enjoy classic ballpark food. Arrive early to take in some of the park’s must-see features like Pesky’s Pole and the famous Green Monster which overlooks leftfield at 37 feet 2 inches.  

Boston Public Garden 

Holding the distinction of being America’s first public botanical garden, you’ll find beautifully organized flowers and trees at the Boston Public Garden. Taking a leisurely stroll around the pond is a great way to unwind after the hectic excitement of ASHA. Be sure to spot two of Boston’s most iconic statues: the George Washington Statue and “Make Way for Ducklings.”  

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Consisting of four buildings — North Market, South Market, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market — Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a great place to spend an afternoon. While the buildings have a long rich history in Massachusetts politics, they are currently home to hundreds of stores and dozens of restaurants and eateries. Do a little shopping, grab a bite to eat, and take in the architecture.

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