If you are into history you gotta go. The birth place of the revolution. Been there many times. Went between Christmas and New Year this time. Still crowded. Best time to go is summer though. Crowds are much bigger but so much more to see and experience. There is the museum and the rest is made up of three very large historic buildings filled with store and food inside and out. Street performer acts even in winter. Many tours available as well as a self guiding one with a red line in/on the pavement to keep you from getting lost. There is seating available inside and benches/steps to sit on outside. But beware. There are never enough places to sit. Some eateries are sit down and some are grab and go. So many different types of food there should be no problem finding something for everyone. The only problem is deciding which to choose. Just bring plenty of patience and be prepared for the crowds and it should be a fun time. Preplan so you can get there early. There are many parking garages. We paid $20 for the day in the garage right next to the market place.