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

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 From NY to Miami with 3 teenage kids
  2. 2 Tipping advice
  3. 3 Queens, NY - Do not go
  4. 4 Avis Car rental Loss Damage Waiver LDW Fraud
  5. 5 Transportation from Newark airport to Secaucus
  6. 6 3 weeks in USA in February -- refined itinerary
  7. 7 Rules of the Sidewalk
  8. 8 Wyndham timeshares--should we or shouldn't
  9. 9 After Chigago ? side trips- suggestions
  10. 10 Restaurant in NYC advice
  11. 11 USA New York City: First-time Visitors
  12. 12 5 Days in San Antonio and Austin Texas
  13. 13 Solo Female Traveller to New Orleans
  14. 14 Trip Report San Diego Girl's Trip in December
  15. 15 Dad and daughter trip to Santa Fe
  16. 16 Wilmington, NC to Raleigh - Anything interesting to see in between?
  17. 17 charleston during Christmas Week
  18. 18 Fort Myers Beach vs Naples Beach
  19. 19 Advanced Reservations for USS Arizona Memorial Available Again
  20. 20 New Hawaii countdown for 2014-15
  21. 21 Tuscon to Las Vegas Drive in December
  22. 22 Hawaii Rental Cars - Book early
  23. 23 Boston, NYC or Chicago for 3rd weekend in March?
  24. 24 Maui - Need a Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Recommendation
  25. 25 Denver Airport to Downtown Sheraton--Transportation Options?
View next 25 » Back to the top