United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Boston - itinerary and walking Freedom Trail vs. trolley tour

Jump to last reply

We (me, husband, two college aged boys) will be stopping in Boston for two days before our annual Cape Cod vacation. I have no excuse as to why none of us have been to Boston up until now, but there's a first time for everything!

We only have two days, and the first day will be an approximate 7-8 hour road trip from Buffalo. Hoping to leave home around 5:00 a.m. We will check in to our hotel (or at least leave our luggage until check-in later on) and hit the road. Staying at the Marriott Long Wharf. Day 1 is for the boys - they want to hit the Sam Adams Brewery (I could seriously do without that, but what the hell?). Following that up will be a late lunch / early dinner at Doyles, as all the guys want to check out a neighborhood Irish pub.

I've checked out the "T" stops - seems easy enough to navigate. Boys would like to check out Newbury Street area afterward to check out a Nike store and the general neighborhood. Back to hotel to get into our room and rest. Maybe walk around a bit in the evening to Quincy Market area.

Day 2 is my pick - history day! I know there isn't enough time to see everything. I understand the Freedom Trail isn't all that long and very doable with the right shoes. And I would like to cover most if not all of it. But I'm also hankering to see Beacon Hill. If we take the hop on/off trolley tour, it does detour over that way. But I'm not sure if it covers all the historical sites on the Freedom Trail.

Can anyone offer any insight? Thanks.

10 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 4 week family trip ideas
  2. 2 Richmond highlights?
  3. 3 Broadway this week
  4. 4 Best Places Suit for Honeymoon
  5. 5 Relocation: Where Do We Fit In
  6. 6 NYC becoming a battleground for Air BnB apartment rentals
  7. 7 Washington DC in Spring?
  8. 8 East Coast to West Coast travel route
  9. 9 What do you do when your VRBO rental is a nightmare in Lake Geneva?
  10. 10 Packer game hotel on the bus line.
  11. 11 Trip Report Weekend in NYC
  12. 12 Accommodations in Floriday keys
  13. 13 Quick advice needed for 1st visit to HNL & Kauai
  14. 14 DC in Dec-Restaurant ideas near Hilton Mark Alexandria
  15. 15 Booked our NYC hotel (thanks!), would like restaurant recommendations!
  16. 16 Drinking a beer in all 50 states for cancer reseach. Need bar suggestions!
  17. 17 New York, New York...
  18. 18 Shuttle Service from Newark
  19. 19 trains in Europe
  20. 20 Grand Teton & Yellowstone & ???
  21. 21 Road trips - CHI-ATL and MEM-NOLA - April/May 2014
  22. 22 USA trip
  23. 23 Need condo suggestions in Destin
  24. 24 Road to Hana and continuing on backside of Island
  25. 25 Trip Report Kanab and Page with Kids Trip Report
View next 25 » Back to the top