As we were walking along Christopher Columbus Park we came across what looked like a huge pin (I've seen a bank use this same idea). I had seen them in other parts of Boston and decide to take a closer look and find out they they were all about.
They are used to "pin-point" a place of interest on your visit to Boston. Cute idea!
There are quite a few visitor centers throughout Boston and its a great way to familiarize yourself with a few different and unique things to do in this wonderful city.
Aside for providing maps, pamplets and brochures, there are also gift shops where you can purchase Boston souvenirs.
This particular Visitor Center is located directly next to Old State House.
Even though there's the freedom trail, there's a ton of other stuff to see in Boston, and most of it's out of the way.. We got lost several times while exploring Boston, so luckily we had several maps to refer to!
Fondest memory: I loved walking around Harvard (Even though some pesky police offiicer wanted to take my camera away from me)..
If you don`t know how to parallel park or are not really good at it, DON`T drive in Boston!?@All the street parking is parallel parking. If you are too slow to park & you are blocking the cars behind you from moving forward they will honk at you. I`m not kidding. There are costly garages that you can park in though.
Best bet: take public transportation. $1/ride. No hassles!
Boston is one of the rare cities in in the US where you can really stroll the different neighborhoods. The weather being on your side of course.
Fondest memory: I particularly enjoyed walking all around Boston, form the North End, to Beacon Hill, passing through the Financial District, Chinatown, the South End and others.
Favorite thing: I'm still fascinated by everything I see in Boston and just love walking everywhere I go. When you walk, you don't even need to pay attention to "OneWay" street signs. You also see places you wouldn't if you were driving and dealing with the traffic and the pedestrians "Jay Walking" in front of you or trying to read the sign to get where you're going. Another reason to take the "T" and then walk to your destination.
Favorite thing: Just to give you a sense of the city and where things are...always good to study a map before you go...
Favorite thing: Talk to a local. They have the most entertaining accents I've heard in this great land. You might have to ask then to slow down or repeat themselves but they are happy to do it.
Favorite thing: This is just a picture of the visitor's information center that is located on the Financial District side of Boston Commons. Stop in, get a free map and some advice and go explore the city!