Just returned from my trip to Boston and New York City and enjoyed both cities very much. This was my real first trip to Boston as my very first trip was when I was much younger. I arrived at Boston on Labor day and stayed at the Sheraton Back Bay for 5 days. The hotel is very well located as it is within The Prudential Center and the T station is also within the complex. Boston as a city reminds me of New York as it is compact and busy, may I add the smells too. It is true you can walk between Faneuil Hall to Downtown Crossing to Boston Common however going from Copley to Fanueil Hall is abit far and taking the T is recommended. I purchased the 7 day T pass and used it extensively.
Following the red bricks for The Freedom Trail is a great idea. Boston Common is not as good as I thought but The Public Garden is beautiful. The Esplanade is also a great place to sit and chill. The most disappointed part of the whole trip is The Whale Watch. I have pre-booked my tickets with New England Aquarium however the trip was cancelled due to bad weather. Turned up the following day at 9am to try again and it was cancelled too so never made it to see the whales. To make up the disappointment I climbed the 290+ steps up to the top of Bunker Hill Monument.
The last day in the city, the weather was throwing it down. Personally a 4 day visit would have been enough for me. Many people have asked whether to travel to Boston or Washington DC? Not aiming to offend the great people of Boston, on a personal view, I would pick Washington DC. Overall though this was a very worthwhile visit.