I just came back from my weekend vacation to Boston for the first time. Friday Oct 11- Monday Oct 14, best time to visit Boston. Let me just start by saying that I freaken LOVE Boston. We stayed at the Marriott Courtyard in a city called Woburn, which is north of Boston (took us about 20 mins from Logan Airport). Drive to & from Boston wasnt bad at all, maybe it was due to it being the weekend.
It was two adults, plus my 4yo toddler son. I initially purchased a trolley tour (cancelled that, good move on my part.) I had also initially planned on renting bikes to ride around the city, gave up that idea as soon as I arrived in the city. We had a rental car, as I wanted to visit Gillette Stadium. Parking in Boston is EXPENSIVE. We spent about $100 total, paying for unreasonable parking fees. Parking at the Boston Common, as suggested by many, was not possible, as it was ALWAYS full. But that would've been the best option, as it was in the middle of everything.
We walked around the whole area, from Boston Common, to Public Garden, Back Bay, to Beacon Hill. Everything is so close together, and people are everywhere. I got to see lots of foliage, as that was my main purpose in coming to Boston mid October. Boston Common & Public Garden satisfied my need of seeing all the foliage I needed for my photo shoot. It was here that I realized how much I wish to pack and move to Boston. We drove to the North End, and that whole area, just like all areas in Boston are just beautiful.
We drove to Foxboro to visit Gillette Stadium as well as the Hall. I brought a huge poster board sign that read "I traveled 1,743 miles to see you. I <3 you, Brady!!" I had about 10 plus people asking to take my photo, and was interviewed by Andrew Adamson of Channel 12 from Rhode Island. This definitely made my day!!
Even though short, this was the most fulfilling vacation I've had. Will definitely come back to see more!!