If you like history, baseball, and skyscrapers, you’re going to love a visit to
. Some don’t think of Boston as a quality vacation destination, especially a place for a family vacation, but it really is. A lot of our country’s history is highlighted in this grand city. It was founded in 1630 and became the center of major events during the American Revolution. These events include the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. And although it is hard to see now, battles that include the Siege of Boston and the Battle of Bunker Hill took place in Boston . Boston
I have been to
once and it was a great time. I never thought that there was so much to see, although I read about it many times in my American History books in school. It is this history that over 20 million people come through Boston every year. It is home to the first public school and even housed the first subway system in the late 1800s. Boston
There are walking tours through the historical district of the city. This is where some of the oldest buildings can be seen. I thought it was rather neat to see actual gargoyles on skyscrapers.
Anyway, there are many historic parks and museums. There is a lot to see, so it is a must to make this trip an actual vacation if you want to see everything. Fortunately, along the way there are plenty of places to eat that fit within any budget. There are also plenty of places to stay that will fit virtually any budget.
Here is a rundown of some of the sites that you will see: In
There are also a lot of monuments throughout the city. The
Boston National Historic Park contains the and the downtown area features the birthplace of Ben Franklin. Historical figures were born here and many others passed through the city for one reason or another. Bunker Hill Monument
One area that I really enjoyed was Faneuil Hall where I did some shopping and got to see the
, King’s Chapel and Burying Ground, and the Freedom Trail. I very much loved the Freedom Trail. It is 3 miles long, starting at Boston Common. The walkway is constructed of red brick and allows walkers to see 16 historic sites. Old City Hall
And there is much more than this to see, including the famous
, which is home to the famous Boston Red Sox. Fenway Park
If you want, there are tours that you can sign up for that are more organized or you can simply walk around and take in the sights on your own. Many prefer to grab a map and take off on their own, which is what I prefer to do. That allows me to spend as much time as I want at a single location.