United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Phoneix - The City of Sunshine
  2. 2 Considering a vacation in Texas this year
  3. 3 Seafood In Cannon Beach
  4. 4 Sarasota, Florida, good value hotels
  5. 5 Road trip from North Carolina to Maine
  6. 6 Florida Beach Hotel
  7. 7 Savannah in st patrick's weekend?
  8. 8 Inn at Cocoa Beach Hotel
  9. 9 Alaska independent tour for group
  10. 10 Hamilton Broadway
  11. 11 Port Angelas -Vegas
  12. 12 Texas area with nature AND proximity to a city?
  13. 13 Washington DC with kids
  14. 14 My road trip through southern US.
  15. 15 Late night eating in Kauai
  16. 16 Native and Natural Interests near the Grand Canyon
  17. 17 Trip Report Florida Nature Trip
  18. 18 help from a true New Yorker.
  19. 19 4 days in wine country. Where should we stay?
  20. 20 Road trip through southern US states - must-see suggestions?
  21. 21 8 Days in Yellowstone/GTNP
  22. 22 Our House Has no Hot Tub - Where to Soak in Crested Butte
  23. 23 Help! Road Trip from Boulder to Oregon 2/2016
  24. 24 Safety Concerns
  25. 25 Bronx Help to visit hospital
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report My personal Boston journey(s)

Jump to last reply

Here are some reflections about my personal journeying in and around Boston. Actually, we have visited the area many times but now live here to be near family. We are an older couple coming from Missouri. Since moving we have journeyed to various Bostonland sites and will continue to do so. For starters there is of course the history ladden area known as the Freedom Trail. Years ago we did walk this with our youngsters. We enjoyed Boston Harborfest 4th of July weekend which included reenactments of one kind or another (www.harborfest.com) We concentrated on the King's Chapel area (www.kings-chapel.org) where we heard Tory stories and adjacent burying ground including a marker for my ancestors Dr. Comfort & Elizabeth Starr. In a few days we'll be at the Paul Revere House for a fife and drum concert. (www.paulreverehouse.org) Also enjoyable was the Colonial fiddle concert in Faneuil Hall. And a stop in the Old Meeting House where the Colonists debated this whole taxation question leading to the famed tea party and other such rebellious acts.

At the other end of the trail in Charlestown is Old Ironsides which you can board
(www.uss.constitutionmuseum.org). Not far away you will find Bunker Hill where the Colonists had a confrontation with the Redcoats June 1775. (My ancestor George Bunker earlier had purchased that place). (www.nps.gov/bost/historyculture/bhm.htm) And we do recommend the Warren Tavern down the block which feels so authentic and is oldest in Massachusetts. (www.warrentavern.com) But getting back to Boston's North End there is of course much more to see. The whole area swarms with tourists and you can find a tour bus to hop on for a quick overview...not so sure about those ducks though. Anyway I prefer walking around to better absorb the flavor.(www.bostonupperdecktrolleytours.com). This brief overview only mentions a few highlights. On a Fodor forum recently you will find a "Boston North End Market Tour" which sounds interesting. And note this:
www.bostoncitylinks.com/boston_revolution.html

Last January on a raw day we viewed the ice sculptures on Boston Common located a little way west. Earlier this summer we saw the first day for youngsters to wade in Frog Pond. We hear the swan boats are fun. On that occasion our destination was the marvelous Museum of Fine Arts which often has a special exhibit (www.mfa.org). By the way, public transportation is advised...we have our senior citizen Charlie cards. At the MFA we enjoy the guided tours which do help interpret the wonderful art. So a docent began pointing to colors in an ancient panel and finished with a comparison to colors in a Picasso. Several good restaurants in MBA.

To be continued.
Bill Longman walongman@yahoo.com

22 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement