We have just booked a last minute trip to Boston (flights only so far) and can't wait, although a lot to plan in just over 10 days. We fly into Boston from London and out of NY 9 days later. We want to spend more time in Boston and Maine and or Rhode Island than New York as we have been to NY a few times, but never Boston. We have a 15 month old baby who is a good traveller and very easy going.
Our main decision whether to drive up to Bar Habour, Acadia NP and possibly also down to Provincetown, Cap Cod and Rhode Island or if this is too much. I suppose there maybe somewhere closer that is more ideal. We don't mind making it full days our baby will sleep later in the day/evening when we are happy to drive back.
Our plan is to spend at least the first 2 days in Boston around sights such as the Freedom Trail, Harvard, Cambridge, Boston Common, Cheers bar amongst others). Also maybe Fenway Park, JFK Library & Museum. Legal seafoods and Tia's are on the list to eat at. After that we plan to hire a car and drive outside of Boston before catching a train to NY (unless dropping the car in NY is easier).
Does this sound feasible to fit in Bar Habour, Acadia NP and Rhode Island if we catch a train to NY on the evening Day 7?
Also I know my baby won't adjust to the time zone the first night or two. I am used to not much sleep so that part doesn't bother me, but I just need somewhere to go so the wife can sleep. Not knowing Boston, I presume I should just make sure that the hotel I stay at has a 24 hour bar/common area so I can take him somewhere. I know this is probably unlikely, but is there areas or places that I could stay to take the little bloke out at 3/4am to 7am that would be safe at that time?
Thanks for any advice.