First visit to Boston! I was in the city for a work conference. After it was over, I scheduled a couple of vacation days. I decided to pack as most as I could into one trip.
I opted to purchase a Boston CityPASS for discounted admission into 5 sites. To make it worth the money, you DO need to visit 5 sites–which I did. I chose:
- Museum of Fine Arts
- New England Aquarium
- Prudential Skywalk Observatory
- Museum of Science
- Harvard Museum of Natural History (see my separate blog post on Cambridge)
You don’t need a car while in Boston. It’s a walker’s paradise. Everything else you can access using the “T” (subway). I was staying close to Boston Common near the Arlington “T” stop–so easy access to everything.
Besides seeing the sites on my Boston CityPASS, I made sure to do:
- Freedom Trail – the 2.5 mile walking trail that takes you through many of the historical sites (Old North Church, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, etc.)
- Boston Common and Boston Public Garden
- Fenway Park (I walked there from the Museum of Fine Arts)
- Boston Public Library
- Beacon Street
- Beacon Hill
- North End
- Harvard and MIT in Cambridge (separate blog post)
My full set of photos are in my Boston/Cambridge Flickr album. Check it out!