Here we are in Boston! We spent 5 days visiting all corners of the city. From the first day, our feet were already suffering from pain. Despite a cloudy weather (fortunately, because the temperature was 40 degrees) I still took the time to take some pictures. You’ll see this week my first shots of the capital of Massachusetts. But first, here’s a quick summary of our journey. If you feel like a day of sightseeing, you have all the interesting places in this post.
Accommodation in Boston is quite expensive. Find a hotel under $ 100 is a sign of a miracle. For the first time, we have decided to live with the locals. With the site www.airbnb.com you’ll be able to find a place down the three digits. We had a good experience, I recommend it.
These are interesting points not to be missed:
The Freedom trail
This is the first thing you should do in Boston. The Freedom Trail is a red line through the city to allow tourists to discover the main monuments and historic sites of the city. With a length of 6km, spend a day to visit this. You will discover the highlights of Boston, cemeteries, churches, architecture and a naval frigate.
- Boston Common
- Massachusetts State House
- Park Street Church
- Granary Burying Ground
- King’s Chapel
- King’s Chapel Burying Ground
- Benjamin Franklin statue and former site of the first public school, Boston Latin School
- Old Corner Bookstore
- Old South Meeting House
- Old State House
- Site of the Boston Massacre
- Faneuil Hall et Quincy Market
- Paul Revere House
- Old North Church
- USS Constitution
- Bunker Hill Monument
For a complete 360 degree view of the city, visit the observatory of Prudential Center. With the audio tour (available with the price of admission), you will learn about the historical and cultural aspects of the city. I suggest you to go at the fallen of the day for day and night pictures!
New england aquarium
Every big city has its aquarium, Boston is no exception to the rule! It’s always wise to plan activities inside in case of rain. If the weather is nice, you have to go there anyway, this is a must. The middle of the aquarium is a large cylindrical tank of four floors with a large coral reef that lived there more than 2,000 species animal. With a capacity of 900,000 liters of water, you will find sharks, sea turtles, tropical fish and rays. There is also penguins, seals and the possibility to touch the rays! You can combine Imax 3D film with your admission ticket (small fee). Don’t forget to check to the schedule for the day, don’t miss the various activities.
Museum of Science
I love this kind of museum, I return to childhood every time. What’s more fun than pressing everywhere on the interactive elements to learn more! There are over 700 interactive exhibits, science demonstrations, animals presentations, a Theater of Electricity …. You will get the day! It’s possible to add to your ticket an IMAX film, the Butterfly Gardens and a section of the planetarium.
Université Harvard et MIT
Harvard University in Cambridge is the most famous, oldest university of the United States and the most prestigious in the world. It’s a must to go and walk between its walls where Facebook was born. I recommend a guided tour by the students offered on site. Before Harvard, you will also find the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is a private research university. The architecture of this university worth it! It is also possible to take a guided tour.
Whether you like baseball or not, you must visit Fenway Park, the oldest ballpark in America. And if you’re lucky like us, attend a Red Sox game! It’s even better!
Boston en général
There are many things to see! Public Library, Trinity Church, the Museum of Fine Arts, the area of Beacon Hill and his Acorn Street, the Italian Quarter, the Christian Science Church Park, a walk on the waterfront at The Esplanade ….
Enjoy your visit to Boston!