We (3 of us) will be visiting Boston for several days after a cruise and I'm researching where to stay. We will be arriving mid-May 2013.
We haven't decided what to do yet but we're history buffs so that will be our focus. We also like offbeat and off the beaten path tours/adventures. We are not into shopping and don't plan on dining at any 5 star restaurants.
That said, after checking the cost of lodging in North Boston - Back Bay, Beacon Hill, etc, I thought we should consider staying in maybe South Boston or thereabouts and using public transportation into N Boston. We may even use the hop-on hop-off trolley to get around more easily.
Is this a good idea or spent the bucks to stay in the middle of everything? We really like hotels or inns where we can walk out the door and be in a neighborhood. We do not like to stay in hotels that, when you walk out the door, you are surrounded by corporate buildings and have to travel just to enjoy the area.
Lodging and neighborhood suggestions, comments are appreciated. Thanks!