Boston: Where Everyone Knows Your Name

I was notified that I will be going to Boston for a 2-day work assignment.  So what is a girl supposed to when her flight lands at Logan International airport around 10 am on a Monday and the assignment doesn’t start until Tuesday.   Well…. it is time to explore the city and make the most of half a day.

Before we start the city tour, why not enjoy the view of Boston Harbor as my flight approach the airport.

City of Boston

Boston is the capital city of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the United States.   It was founded in 1630 and was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution — the the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston.    With so much history, let us beging the the digital tour.

Since my hotel was centrally located and in walking distance of Copley Square and I decided to stretch my legs and do a little walking around the neighborhood.

Boston Library , which was established in 1848, was the first large free municipal library in the United States.

Trolley Hop On Hop Off

The walking didn’t last so I decided on the Hop On Hop Off Trolley which was pretty cool and different.

However, I did give a look when the trolley ride cost is $40.  It is less expensive internationally.

Anywho, time to Hop On and not Off 😉

The firehouse opened in February 1888 with Engine 33 and Ladder 15.

Boston Architectural College is New England’s largest private college of spatial design

Now you don’t see this often, a student walking down the street with their instrument.  Only in Boston!

Fenway Park remains, much like it did the day it opened on April 20, 1912 and is the home of the Boston Red Sox.

Boston Common is a central public park in downtown Boston. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States.

The views

Hopped Off

I finally hopped off and had a beer at Cheers where everybody knows your name 🙂

Once I hopped off, I started walking and then end up getting lost lol.  After 2.6 miles, I saw a lot of city by foot.

The Massachusetts State House which is across from Boston Common Park

The door just caught my attention

Built in 1927, the Omni Parker House is a historic hotel and is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is currently under study for becoming a Boston Landmark.   By the way, John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for Congress at the Parker House in 1946 and also held his bachelor party in the hotel’s Press Room there in 1953

The Old City Hall which is now a Ruth Chris restaurant.

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Two of the oldest cemetries – Granary Burying Ground and King’s Chapel Burying Ground

After finding my way back to Cheers

It was time to head back to the hotel for a meal and cocktail.

Well, I had a great time exploring Boston.  Sometimes, you don’t need a full day schedule but just several hours to see the beauty of a city.   Until next time — Good night!

 

 

9 Responses so far.

  1. Boston is such a vibrant town! The combination of history and modernity make it a destination for nearly every age and preference.

  2. Boston is an amazing historical city to explore. My family and I walked the Freedom Trail two years ago and had a blast!

  3. Dina Demarest says:

    I never knew Boston had this Hop on-Hop off bus! What a really nice way to explore the city!

  4. Bobbi says:

    I would love to travel to Boston and take in the sights. Looks like you made the best of arriving early!

  5. I have not been to Boston in such a long time. My family used to frequent there often when my uncle was a live but it has been about 15 years since I have been there last. Would be nice to revisit it and see it for myself now as an adult.

  6. Ching says:

    I do the same thing in my work trips to NY! My officemate is from Boston and has shared beautiful photos like Yours! Hope to make a trip out there next year!

  7. You definitely spent your time wisely in Boston. You’ve seen so many things in just a short time there, Nathalie. What did you like there best?

  8. Angela says:

    Look at all the great pictures of Boston you have. This is agreat

  9. Becca Talbot says:

    You were so lucky you were able to explore the city while on a work trip! That’s the kind of job I need 😉 I’ve yet to visit Boston, but I’ve heard great things, and your pictures are testament to that x

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