Hi Boston Experts-
My husband and I ( both healthy, adventurous retirees) will be in Boston for 2 nights, flying home Tuesday June 11.We have never been to Boston,so we really want to soak up as much as we can in a short time.
We don't need shopping areas or fancy hotels, just a clean decent room in a safe area, and as cheap as reasonably possible! We will have rental car, but we enjoy getting to know a city by walking, using the subway or bus system, and just chatting with locals over a beer. ( a stop in an Irish pub is ALWAYS a good idea, right?) I'm not opposed to staying further out a bit if public transportation is convenient and worth the savings, but would love to be closer in. Budget-- is it possible to get decent rooms anywhere for less than $160? ( don't laugh, we're old.)
Any suggestions on hotels, getting familiar with and using the transit systems, and places to hang out for a beer or 2, and other fun things--maybe live music??--, would be GREATLY appreciated!!