Boston sites in only 3 days

Old Jul 9th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Boston sites in only 3 days

I have 3 complete days in Boston, What MUST I see. Traveling with Husband and 2 teenage boys one of which is a "Patriots Fanatic". Any hotel recommendations?
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As a Patriots fanatic, you should make the pilgrimage down to Patriots Place in Foxboro, and visit the Patriots Hall of Fame. It's full of interesting memorabilia, and some cool simulations. Your son can actually be Adam Viniatieri, kicking a field goal in the snow...he'll love it.

The boys might also enjoy a tour of Fenway park.

There have been a ton of threads about hotels on here, if you haven't done a search yet, you should try to get some basic ideas about location and budget. Then ask again, and we can perhaps make some recommendations. Budget is the key. Boston hotels tend to be a bit expensive, and more than one poster has come back with sticker shock. So you must let us know your price range before we can say anything.
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Sightseeing depends on what you are interested in. If you like history, I recommend the Freedom Trail, Old North Church, Paul Revere's House. Take a walk through the Public Gardens. Quincy Market is fun; have lunch or dinner in the North End; eat in Chinatown. If you like museums, there is the Museum of Fine Arts, Science Museum, Aquarium. Smaller art museum is the Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum.

Harvard Square is fun for walking around & shopping. Walk through Harvard's campus.

I've never been on the Duck Tours but I hear they are fun but not sure how you feel about them after the accident in Philly.
Hope this helps.
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I would walk the Freedom Trail and take a duck boat as well. Also, as mention MFA is a fine museum and the ISG museum is excellent..... and also, let me suggest take the fast ferry for a day to Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod. Take Art's Dune Tours, see the National seashore and walk/shop/eat on Commercial street.... Ptown is artsy, very liberal, a bit Puritan at times and a Portugese fishing village all rolled into one fun spot to visit - it was the first stop on the continent for the Pilgrims and where the Mayflower Compact was signed..... some important history! You may even see a whale along the way.
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china_cat thanks for the tip, my son will love it, I will put it on the list. I am looking at the things I really want to do first before determining where I want to stay. Thanks everyone for the tips, keep them coming.
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Boston is small, so it really doesn't matter where you stay, as you'd be able to walk or take the T to 99% of tourist sites.

Areas such as Faneuil Hall, Theatre District, Back Bay are full of hotels. I can walk from Back Bay to Faneuil Hall in about 30 minutes; or a 15-min T ride. Therefore, BUDGET is key; another q is, WHEN will you be visiting? Sept/Oct is high season; Jan/Feb is low season. Hotel rates can double or triple in high season vs low season.
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