Quick answer: Lots!
If you’re a history buff, Boston is a city for you. There is so much to see, it can get a little overwhelming. That’s why when Vore and I traveled there, we were ready with a plan of attack. Here were our 3 favorite things, which you can easily see in a weekend. (Even if you spend an inordinate amount of time EATING.)
Head to the Massachusetts State House and follow the yellow brick road. Okay, so it’s not yellow, but there is a brick path inlayed in the streets of Boston. Follow it and you will find plaques filled with history. You can almost breath the past as you see important sites from the American Revolution. If I lived in Boston, this would be my running route. Love it.
If you get thirsty, whet your whistle at the Bell in Hand, the oldest tavern in our country. What to drink? Sam Adams, obvi!
While it’s on the trail, Bunker Hill monument is a hike and you might be tempted to skip it. Don’t! It’s a beautiful lawn with an equally spectacular view through the city. Look at all the fun Vore and I had up there:
Now on to the Guided Tour.
When it came time to tour sitting down, Vore and I chose Super Tours Boston Trolley for the adventure. For $40/person, we got a two day pass on a double decker bus. It stops throughout the city, letting you out to explore on foot. The commentary was helpful, and the air conditioning in between sites was much appreciated. We also loved the free Duck Boat Tour that was included in the price. Boston is beautiful from the water.
Kennedy Library and Museum, anyone?
This is a bit of a trek, but it’s totally worth it. Vore said he left with a new appreciation for JFK. I loved the history, the architecture and the view of the city across the water. Touring the museum took us about an hour. Time well spent.
If you’ve traveled to Boston, what was your favorite activity? I thought it was best explored on foot. Do you agree?