One of my favorite things to do when I visit Boston in the spring and/or summer is go for a nice long walk along the Charles River! It's a beautiful place, and it's a great way to get some exercise,... more
The most fashionable street in all of Boston must surely be Newbury streeet. Lined with beautiful Brownstones and shops on the ground levels, Newbury street is a great place to find yourself during... more
The "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. Your are first driven around Boston with a narrative tour of Boston's Historical sites.
Then the "DUCK" goes into the... more
UPDATE: The library was damaged by fire (but unrelated to the Boston Marathon bombings) on April 15, 2013. The museum has re-opened, however the library research rooms remain closed until further... more
This marks the site of the first major battle of Revolutionary war and one that foretold much of what lay ahead for the British. Although the British took the hill they suffered such casualties that... more
It may initially seem a tackily touristy thing to do but I found this cruise surprisingly interesting.
I don't 'do' such things normally. But the idea of getting onto the water and away from the city... more
A 19th century Romanesque-style church the Trinity Church is truly a beautiful site. The interior along with the exterior stained glass windows are just stunning along with murals which are designed... more
If you plan on hitting most of the tourist attractions around Boston, then the Go-Boston Card is a must. It it now good for over 60 attractions. We purchased the 5-day card, and used it to do almost... more
The original State house was built in 1713 to house the colony's government and later the state government until replaced by the current state house in 1798. In 1774 the Boston Maasacre happened right... more
THIS GREAT HIGH-STEEPLED CHURCH is often confused with the Old North Church. But the Old South Meeting House has plenty of history of its own. Here a group of colonists planned the Boston Tea Party... more
The Esplanade is a long stretch of land along the banks of the Charles River made into a nice park. It is separated from the rest of Boston by Storrow Drive and is only accessible by a number of... more
Smaller in scale than the Big Sail, Transparent Horizon by Louise Nevelson, is another noteworthy sculpture. Made of corten steel, and clearly abstract in its composition, it is worth a few minutes of... more
This church was originally used by the British colonialists for their Anglican services from the time the original wooden structure was built in 1688. To make room for the growing number of its... more
A whale watch is definably a fun thing to do while you are in Boston. There are several whale watch tours from Boston. The link below is just one of them. There are also several from out of the city... more
We went out to one of the Boston Harbor Islands on June 6th, 2005: Georges Island. To get out to the island, one catches a ferry from Long Wharf in downtown Boston, for about $10. We were hoping to... more
Museum of Science is worth visiting for everyone who is interested in how the world around us revolves, how things work, and especially why. The museum is stacked full of all kind of fancy gadgets... more
Maybe touristy, but taking a trolley is a nice experience in Boston
1. to travel without taking the subway!
2. to listen to some explanation in Bostonian (every trolley driver has his/her own style so... more
It is a home and museum with gardens. I was not able to get that far to see due to time constraints, but it is said to be good. Collection of art is large. Venetian architecture prevails inside.... more
The Charlestown City Square is a bit less impressive that the Charlestown Commons, in part because of the heavy traffic flow that exists around it. This is where you get off the Charlestown Bridge... more
Boston is home of the finest line of American Beer, Samuel Adams. There are several variations (octoberfest being my favorite) and the tour is very interesting. The company was started in 1984 by Jim... more
We went to the Boston Tea Party Museum a few days after it opened. The historical actors and authenticity of the ships and meeting house were terrific. Loved the Robinson Tea Chest and treats at... more
July just wouldn't be the same without the ArtBeat Festival. Once a year Somerville throws itself a big block party in Davis Square. The restaurants are there with everything from meat on a stick to... more
If you are walking to Fanuel Hall from the Government Center T-stop you are bound to see the statue of Samuel Adams. The statue itself is made of bronze and rests upon a granit pedastil. The story... more
Looking back at Boston today, I wonder why I hadn't made it back as often as I did during my childhood. I spent many of my summers in Cape Cod with the occasional day trip into Boston and they were......