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.
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.
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!