Boston Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Salem

    Salem is a great side trip when visiting the Boston area. The Boston-Salem Ferry is a nice way to get to Salem via the water and is quite ejoyable in the warmer months. The Ferry is located right by...

  • 2. Boston's Neighborhoods

    This is my neighborhood and I love it dearly. Here are some reasons I've stayed in a 1 mile radius since I moved to the area: Inman Square, Cambridge: Easily accessible from Harvard Square or Central...

  • 3. Museums

    The Mapatorium is when of the best and least advertised attractions in Boston. To describe it really does not do it justice. It’s a large stain glassed globe built in the 1930’s that you can walk...

  • 4. Harbor Islands

    A fine activity on a sunny day is to board a boat to one of the harbor islands. Among the most accessible islands is Spectacle Island, a former landfill that has been transformed into a tourist...

  • 5. North End

    I’m not quite sure why I took pictures of the Traffic Tunnel Administration Building, but at the time I think that I was rather interested in the architecture of the structure. As you can tell from...

  • 6. Emerald Necklace

    The Rose Garden in the Fens is a beautiful retreat on a warm, sunny day. The garden was designed by Arthur Shurcliff, and opened in 1930. It contains over 200 varieties of roses, arranged in a circle,...

  • 7. Brookline

    There's a connection between this house and Norway - believe it or not. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, John Longyear was a significant player in international capitalism. With a consortium...

  • 8. Gloucester / Cape Ann

    John Hays Hammond, Jr. - inventor - built a castle by bringing pieces of Medieval buildings over to the coast of New England. The exterior of the building is a castle, and the interior features...

  • 9. Cambridge

    The Mount Auburn Cemetery is one of my favorite places to spend time walking around when the weather is nice. I love looking at the old gravestones and reading the names, as well as the lusciousness...

  • 10. Freedom Trail

    Copp's Hill Burying Ground was first laid out in 1660 and is the second oldest cemetary in Boston. Amazing considering the size of the land nearly 10,000 people are said to be buried here. Because of...

  • 11. Boston Public Library

    When most people travel someplace to take in the sights, the Public Library usually isn't included in their list of must sees. The Boston Public Library is an exception to this rule. Located right on...

  • 12. Minuteman National Park

    The North Bridge located near Concord, MA. is the site where the first shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired making famous the phrase: 'the shot heard around the world.' The site is at...

  • 13. Somerville

    Davis Square is the undisputed heartbeat of Somerville and a great place to hang out, enjoy icecream from JP Licks and listen to street musicians. But the guy who sings bad covers of Simon and...

  • 14. Waterfront

    The park has a plocie station and is government regulated, so it's very safe, although East Boston is a modest income blue-collar city. Who cares! This park rocks! It has boats for rent AND reaches...

  • 15. USS Constitution / Charlestown Navy Yard

    this picture shows the first dry dock in boston. the navel yard is at the end of the 2.5 mile freedom trail walk. it was intresting to see a boat in the dry dock. they have a lot of historical...

  • 16. Samuel Adams Brewery Tour

    The Samuel Adams Brewery Tour was alot of fun. At first you learn the history of the beer and then how to make it. After that they take you to a tasting room and you get to taste all the different...

  • 17. South Boston & Dorchester

    SOUTH BOSTON...('Southie' to locals) is the Irish section of town, a fact which immediately becomes apparent due to signs like these! Little by little, though, other ethnic groups are moving into the...

  • 18. Back Bay

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is my number 1 suggestion to anyone visiting Boston. The museum is located in Fenway and looks more like a house than a museum. Its three floors of art that an well...

  • 19. Charles River / Esplanade

    Now this was a find in my own back yard. This was a very relaxing and fun trip. I was surprised at how quiet it was even on the Esplanade by Boston's Hatch Shell that was crammed with concert goers in...

  • 20. Cemeteries

    When I visit old cemeteries, I try to imagine myself in the past. But as I stare at the graves of long dead people, who have nobody left to mourn them, I can't help but be distracted by the idiotic...

  • 21. Downtown Crossing

    She said she was a starving artist!!!!! They were sitting in the muck and grime of Downtown Crossing. I thought my "donation" might go for something other than food but no matter. They gave me good...

  • 22. Beacon Hill & Charles Street

    Some streets are too small to appear even on the most detailed of maps. Cedar Lane Way, off Mount Vernon Street in Beacon Hill, is among these, on which automobiles cannot plausibly fit (though some...

  • 23. Irish Heritage

    The Irish Famine Memorial is located on the Freedom Trail near Borders books store. The memorial commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine. Many Irish immigrated to Boston during this...

  • 24. John F Kennedy Library and Museum

    This I found brought back memories and its very interesting. The scenery is also good. learn all about President John F Kennedy. Walk down the halls of the White House See his yacht. Take the subway...

  • 25. Saugus Iron Works

    Saugus Ironworks is a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service. It was the first integrated ironworks in North America, 1646-1668. It includes the reconstructed blast furnace,...

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Boston Off The Beaten Path

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There's plenty to do off the Freedom Trail.  Explore the neighborhoods, take a boat ride to a harbor island, or visit the surrounding towns.

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