Boston is a wonderful city to visit. It’s full of history and has a lot to offer.
I have been here during the 4th of July celebration. The firework display is amazing. The fireworks are put off on Charles River and the colors reflect off the water. There were live music and carnival-like food.
Baseball fan or not, a tour of Fenway Park is a must.
You will get a history lesson. I am a baseball fan and went to a couple of games. It was the best experience. You do have to plan this in advance since the tickets can be hard to get (and expensive).
Boston Harbor is a great area to walk around.
They offer food and drinks around the harbor. There is also Boston Harbor Cruises. They offer different options so there is something for everyone. You can check them out here http://bostonharborcruises.com
Make sure you have sunblock if you do any of the cruises. Even on a cloudy day, you can get a sunburn (Yes, I made this mistake!).
Acorn Street is the oldest street in Boston.
Doing the self- guided tour, it can be hard to find. We walked right past it twice. I got out my phone and used Google maps to find it.
The Skywalk Observatory offers a 360-degree view of Boston.
That is where I took the picture of Fenway Park. It’s amazing walking around observatory and seeing all of Boston. It’s located in the Prudential Center on the 50th floor. There is an audio tour offered.
Duck tours are another way to see the city.
After the tour around town, you will go into the Charles River to finish your tour. That’s right! They are land and water tours! You will want to get your tickets as soon as possible. They sell out fast and the wait time can be hours.
Boston has tons of places to eat!
My favorite was Cheers! The service and food were fantastic! I even got to purchase a glass like the one my drink was served in.
I also recommend a nice relaxing walk through Boston Public Garden.
It’s an easy stroll around the flowers and pond. You will see ducks and swans that are friendly. We did this on our last day. It’s a great place to take the little ones to run off some energy.
Boston has tons of tours for everyone to enjoy.
Our trip to Boston was one of my favorites to plan. We knew we wanted to go to a couple of baseball games at Fenway so I planned everything else around that. We knew the tickets were going to be a little expensive so we purchased those early. We also got the ticket for the whale watching cruise and the Charles River cruise in advance.
I did a lot of research and decide to book our hotel outside of Boston. The hotels in Boston are expensive and you have to pay a daily parking fee (not included in the hotel price). I found a hotel that was 15 minutes outside of Boston that had free parking and all the amenities we wanted at half the price of staying right in Boston. Although we had to pay for parking every day in Boston, we still saved a good amount of money, even with the added gas.
Bring a good pair of walking shoes for this city! It is a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy all of the sights.
For more on Boston, go here http://www.bostonusa.com
Also, if you drive to Boston like we did, check out the surrounding areas for activities and sightseeing.
Until next time, safe travels
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