A few days after I left Hilton Head, I returned to the East Coast … Boston to be exact. Now, I am a fairly accomplished traveler and in college, I majored in US History, yet I have never visited Boston (gasp!). I knew I needed to remedy this fact and being that I was only in the city for 48 hours, did my best to see as much as I could.
I began my weekend with an early morning trip to Fenway Park. I arrived at 8am and was surprised to see fans already camped out for Game 6 of the AL Championship – yes, I was in Boston on the night the Sox captured the title. As a Giants fan, I am partial to AT&T Park, but I loved the history surrounding Fenway.
My next stop was a Duck Tour … typically, I am not a fan of organized tours, but when you have a limited amount of time and want a good city overview, I highly recommend Duck Tours. They use WWII amphibious vehicles that can travel on both land and in water. Cruising down the Charles River was fun and afforded me views of both Boston and Cambridge.
I spent my afternoon wandering through both the Boston Public Garden and the Boston Commons. Living in Southern California, I miss the changing of seasons so seeing all the leaves turning color made the entire trip worth it.
I got up early Sunday morning to head to the JFK Library. For those of you that don’t know me well, I am a huge fan of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis so the library was high on my list and luck for me, it didn’t dissapoint. I have been to a handful of presidential libraries and this one takes the cake. Fabulous views of Boston, amazing recreations of life in the White House, and well, Jackie’s wedding dress!
The rest of my time in Boston was spent walking part of the Freedom Trail – Granary Burial Grounds, Faneuil Hall, State House, Boston Massacre site. The weather was perfect and everyone I encountered was SO friendly … and I loved the “T” (subway). I never had to take a cab anywhere!