My husband has a design conference in Boston at the end of this month and I am planning on tagging along since I have never been. I have come up with a general agenda but would love some input if anyone is willing to give it! We are in our early 30s and aren't into the drinking scene. I am also pregnant so I don't want to try to do too much, especially if it is really hot. I know we will be eating out a lot but would like to keep eating expenses to $10 pp for lunch, $25 pp for dinner.
Arrive late Wednesday night. Buy a Charlie Weekly Link Pass at the airport and make our way to our hotel. We need to find somewhere to eat that is open pretty late since our plane doesn't come in until around 11:00pm. The first night we are staying at Hotel 140 but then on Thursday we check in to Hilton Boston Back Bay for the remainder of the conference. Any good eating suggestions close to Hotel 140 for that late first night?
Thursday my husband will be at the conference all day and so I am on my own. I think I will check out of Hotel 140 and drop our luggage off at the Hilton. After that I plan on walking toward Boston Common and the Public Gardens and then eventually making my way to Quincy Market to explore that first day on my own. When my husband is done with meetings I hope to do the end of the Freedom Trail with him, ending in the North end for dinner at possibly Giacomo's or La Famiglia Giorgio's and then finding a good pastry shop for dessert. If the Celtics are in the playoffs we hope to catch the game at a sports bar later that night.
On Friday I plan on walking the Boston waterfront and just exploring while my husband is busy. When he is done I think we will try to do the first part of the Freedom Trail and then find a good budget-friendly seafood restaurant for dinner. Possibly Off the Boat Seafood?
On Saturday I would like to make my way to Harvard Square and maybe the Harvard Book Store Warehouse Sale. In the afternoon I am hoping to walk through some of the shops on Newbury Street. That night we are going to go see a Red Sox game and need somewhere to eat between our hotel and Fenway if you have any suggestions.
Sunday I would like to visit the SoWa Farmers Market and possibly do a tour of something that I found looked interesting from the previous three days. Maybe a duck tour? Maybe the Boston Public Library? Maybe a whale watching tour? Maybe a trolley tour? Haven't quite decided this yet...
On Monday my husband's conference gets over around lunchtime and we are going to rent a car and drive down to the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth. I would like to visit a couple places on our drive down between Boston and the hotel but am not sure what will be best. Maybe the Sandwich Glass Museum? Any suggestions here?
On Tuesday we are thinking of going to Martha's Vineyard for the day. Is it worth it? We would take the ferry out of Falmouth and we wouldn't take our car. We are thinking of renting bikes when we get there. Or would it be better to just take this day and explore the Cape?
On Wednesday we have to be back to the airport around 2:00. Not sure what we will try to do with our day up to this point.
If you made it this far, thanks for reading! Am I giving us enough time to do what I have on my tentative schedule? Any great cheap breakfast/lunch suggestions? Thanks for all of your suggestions in advance.