We just returned from our 3rd amazing trip to Boston, May 27th thru June 2nd. We again purchased the 5 day GoBoston Card and found it to save us time and money.
Thursday - arrived in Boston - Boston Public Library free tour. Very interesting and beautiful building. The couple we were traveling with actually wanted to research a family member they learned was a Reverend in Boston and had some writings published and sermons at Trinity.
Friday-Peter Pan Bus to Newport. It was a nice bus ride (I know we were too chicken to drive ourselves) then we jumped on the trolley to the mansions - Breakers and Marble House - and a short walk on the Cliff Walk. Mansions are unbelievable- great day trip.
Saturday - Theater on Wheels Tour. That was a fun tour - if you like movies and even if you don't. We went to the L Street Tavern (where Departed was filmed) and met some regulars and had a lot of fun talking to them. Season ticket holder and funeral home owner (O'Brien) telling us stories about the Red Sox and living in South Boston.
Gibson House - interesting house on Beacon Street if you like old homes which I do but it was hot in there.
Red Sox game -we won 1-0
Harvard Square and Yard - just walked around - went to Mr. Bartley's Burger but forgot it is closed on Sunday. Will definitely go back and spend more time in that area.
Monday - Boston Harbor and Locks Tour. It was ok going through the locks but I think next time I would do the Charles River Boat and then a separate Harbor Cruise. It seems like we spent most of the time waiting for the bridge to raise and then for the locks to open. Little time for actual views.
Freedom Trail Walking Tour -our guide usually does the tours for the school children. She was very good and spoke loud and clear, I guess a habit of talking over kids and trying to keep their attention. It was nice to be able to hear everything she said and not have to strain to listen. Rode the trolley again because you get different stories from different drivers.
Tuesday - MFA - what a place, especially the Egyptian Exhibit.
Fenway Park Tour - can never get enough of Fenway!
Christian Scientist Church free tour and Mapparian - another beautiful Church with great history.
Wednesday - Sam Adams Brewery - if you like free beer this is the place to go. They are very giving in their tasting room and you get a small Sam Adams glass (cute) and this tour is free too! They asked for a $2 donation.
Fly home to hot humid Florida - bummer!
We ate at the Bleacher Bar which was a lot of fun, Ye Old Union Oyster House - had Lobster Ravioli and Clam Chowder which were both good. Cheers just because we were tourists but the food was not good (I know I should have listened) and it was very crowded and loud, will not be going back there. Legal Sea Food which has always been good no matter what I have gotten there and Summer Shack.
We bought the 7 day T Card for $15 at the airport vending machine and got our money's worth. Subway is very easy to use.
Thank you Boston for another great visit!