Thanks to the people here we had a great time in Boston. Hotwire got us the Crowne Plaza/Newton for $65. Since it was a weekend we ended up taking the car downtown and parked under the commons for $11 all day. We walked the historic walk and black history walk. We loved the former and were dissapointed in the lack of plaques and info on the latter. Some important events happened there that we would have loved to know more about. It was worth walking across the bridge to see the monument and climb up.
The Fanueil market area was great. Bagels in the first stall inside were good. It was hot and we forgot water. We found that we passed by 7-11 enough to avoid the high fluid prices in the market area. Live Entertainment was good in the market area. On the walk shortly after the market you will pass by the oldest restaurent in America. Prices looked good but weren't hungry at the time.
Tourist info tip. We drove in from Maine and stopped at the first tourist bureau. The advice we were given was don't go to Boston. You won't like it. So we then visited what we thought was the tourist office on the commons. A private Grayline ripoff with no advice given other than take a tour. On the historic walk we passed by a great Boston Tourist place. Friendly. Lots of info and free maps/guides. It was just before the market on the historic walk.
We drove across to Harvard and walked around a bit. We were too tired to do much more. In the evening we just went to a mall in Newton. The hotel was right on I90 so the next morning we easily headed west.