Posts Tagged ‘Boston Freedom Trail’

 
 

Why Boston is a lover’s paradise

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History? For sure! A business focus? Absolutely. But Boston is also a city where romantics can travel to and stay in the grandest of hotels, spoil themselves silly in foodie heaven restaurants and see all manner of quirky, big city stuff in a relatively small CBD area. You’ll find decent accommodation at very good prices with us.

The one thing most visitors seem to – and indeed, should do – is the Freedom Trail. It’s actually rather easy to do given that it’s self-guided and is only 2.5 miles long. It’s a thoroughly fascinating glimpse of history and of times as they were. It meanders through the oldest part of the city and crammed into this rather small space are 16 of the most important historical sites in the nation.

The sites include: Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel, King’s Chapel Burying Ground, Benjamin Franklin Statue & Boston Latin School, Old Corner Book Store, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Site of Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution

If all of that walking doesn’t give you a hard-earned thirst, I don’t know what will! If so, why not check out the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery. Two words for you… free tastings. Yes, at tour’s end, you’ll partake in the finest of hops and malt. The tour is hugely informative and they make a fun hour or so of your time. Of course, if you need further refreshments you can always stop off at the Bull and Finch Pub where the inside decor will remind you of Cheers.

 

Boston’s biggest and best

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If you have limited time on your Boston vacation city break, you need to jump straight to the chase and discover the biggest and best of Boston – and Cheap Rooms is a fine start! First, check cheaprooms.com to find a central hotel in Boston so you can enjoy the very best of Boston – without it costing a fortune.

Stay close to the downtown area if budget allows – this is where most of your action will take place. Find a Boston room with a good package attached and you’re on your way!

Everybody recommends the Freedom Trail – and we do too. It’s a great way to spend a couple of hours, exploring our history and taking the opportunity for a bit of exercise. Unless of course, you take the Pub Crawl option! An 18th century costumed guide full of knowledge and an eye for a beverage will host you on a Historic Pub Crawl where, among other things (like food and drinks), you’ll visit the real headquarters where the American Revolution was brewed – famous taverns such as the Bell in Hand, Green Dragon, Union Oyster House, and The Point. It’s a lot of fun, especially if you have a larger group.

For an entirely different kind of walk, take a Boston Sports Fan Trail walk – visit Fenway Park, Boston Garden, Sports Museum, Boston Athletic Association, Boston Public Library, Matthews Arena, Bleacher Bar, Agganis Arena, Cabot Physical Education Center and more on an organized tour that gives you the inside running on some of Boston’s best sporting venues.

If you’re here around June 29, you can enjoy Jerkfest – a cool festival that showcases top local Caribbean Chefs, authentic Caribbean, international and local spicy food, including specialty foods such as spicy jams, nuts, desserts, and traditional home-made drinks from the Caribbean. There’s entertainment all day and, for the over-21s, a Rum and Brew tasting event.

 

If you know your history, you’ll know how much of it resides in Boston

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But did you also know that the peninsular was also occupied around 5000BC. Several archaeological sites show that Native Americans occupied the area well before any recent history.

You may not know that Boston is home to America’s first ppublic school (Boston Latin School in 1635) and America’s first subway (1897).

Of course if its US history you want, Boston has some big runs on the board! The Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party were signature events during the American Revolution and Paul Revere made his famous ride here. Boston was home to a huge garment and leather trade, fueled by easy access to a safe harbor, fed by a multiple river system.

But of course, if you’re travelling to Boston, you want to know what else there is to do!

Too easy.
1. Compete or view the Boston Marathon (April 18 this year)
2. The Boston Win Festival (Jan – April 1)
3. St Patrick’s Day Parade (March 13)
4. Boston Freedom Trail (DIY) 2 1/2 mile route with plenty for the history buffs.
5. Fenway Park – home of the Sox!
6. Harvard University – the country’s oldest university and a place of learning since 1636. Guided tours daily except Sunday.
7. Museum of Science – planetarium, the largest lightening machine in the world and more.

That’s enough from us – get out and see it yourself!