Boston – A Great American City

Written by Julie Schafer.

Nick and I recently returned from a fun-filled vacation to Beantown! We enjoyed a relaxing weekend filled with baseball at Fenway Park, wonderful beer pubs, and great historic sites. So grab your comfy shoes and let’s take a trip to “America’s Walking City” — BOSTON!

Boston has always ranked among the top of our “places to visit” list, so at a whim we decided to take a weekend venture to Boston to catch a game at the famed Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox play the Detroit Tigers. Not until we arrived in Boston, did I realize that Boston has much more to offer than just the love for America’s favorite pastime.

While in Boston, be sure to take a stroll along the Freedom Trail which will take you past some historic sites of the American Revolution. Such as the Battle of Bunker Hill monument, the USS Constitution (Old Iron side), Boston Massacre site, Paul Revere’s House, etc. You can start your journey of the Freedom Trail in the city park or at the Bunker Hill monument on the opposite side of the river. If you wish you can get an audio headset to give you the history while you walk the Freedom Trail or you can take a tour with a colonial dressed tour guide.

Another great activity to do while in Boston is to take a ride on one of the city’s “Ducks”. Nick and I enjoyed the 1-hour tour aboard the Duck which is an amphibian vehicle for a narrated tour by sea and land. We had a great driver that entertained us with information of Boston’s early beginnings and a lot of humor. I would highly recommend this tour.

Nick and I also took a tour of the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) and strolled through Harvard Square. Both of these universities offer great history and amazing architecture. We had a great time enjoying lunch at an outdoor café and watching people stroll along Harvard Square.

Around every corner in Boston, you will find a nice local beer pub with a great atmosphere. We enjoyed some wonderful seafood and dining throughout Boston. Try “No Name Fish” (located near the aquarium) for some good, fresh and reasonably priced seafood. Or check out Mike’s Pastry located in Boston’s “Little Italy” area for some great desserts. Any finally for a wide array of dining options and a little souvenir shopping, visit Faneuil Hall on Boston’s North side.

Getting around in Boston is extremely simple. Boston is known as America’s Walking City; however the city boasts a wonderful and safe alternative to walking with their subway system. You can save a lot of time and money by purchasing a Charlie Card (subway ticket) before you even leave the Boston Logan International Airport. For just $15 you can purchase a 7 day pass for the subway. The subway lines in Boston can take you to every place you want to visit in the city as well as the surrounding suburbs.

So let’s start planning your trip today to this Great American City! Please call me for additional information.

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