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Old Nov 2nd, 2011, 02:33 PM
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What to do for one day in Boston

My husband and I will be in Boston for a business mtg next week. We will mostly be in the mtg. but on Friday our flight doesn't leave until 4:45pm and we have no meetings that day. We will actually be staying in Burlington which means when we leave hotel Friday morning we will have our luggage with us. Is there a place we can store our luggage in Boston that day? What do you suggest we do just to get a good feel/vibe of the city. I was there once almost 30 years ago and hubby has never been so consider us newbies to the city. Less interested in museums (unless its really cold), but more interested in exploring an interesting neighborhood or two and historical places. Also, for the 4:45pm flight what time should we plan to leave the city and what is the most efficient way to get to airport - taxi/train?
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Old Nov 2nd, 2011, 07:07 PM
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I'm not sure how you're traveling from Burlington to Boston, but if you take the Rowes Wharf water taxi to the airport, they will store your luggage for you.

http://www.roweswharfwatertransport....I_SERVICE.html

I don't know of any other convenient place for luggage storage.

If you drop off your luggage, you can walk over to the North End and explore part of the Freedom Trail. You'll also be near the Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market area.

Check to see when you have to be at the terminal and add about 45 minutes to that--allowing for the water taxi and the shuttle bus to the terminal.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:15 AM
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There's a great trolley tour all around the city that gives a very good bird's eye view of the neighborhoods and historical sites. It's about 1.5 hours and I'd recommend it. You catch it just across the street from Quincy Market near the aquarium subway stop. And if you're into aquariums, the Boston aq is great. Have a great lunch and head to the airport.

Our hotel was in this area and we just took a taxi to the airport (20 Min).
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Old Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:34 AM
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jgg, given your interests, I'd think walking the Freedom Trail is your bet bet. A significant chunk of Boston's history (Old State House, Paul Revere House, Old Ironsides, King's Chapel, three old burial grounds, etc.) lies along it, plus the trail goes through the North End, one of Boston's most interesting neighborhoods.

If it's too cold to be outside and an art museum interests you, consider either the Gardener Museum (smallish) or the Museum of Fine Arts (large).

I've taken the trolley tour, and for me the biggest problem with it is that it mostly drives around neighborhoods rather than through them. You need to get off the trolley to explore the interesting stuff.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2011, 03:02 PM
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Thanks everyone, this is helpful info.
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