Boston 1998 - A Lot of History
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This was my first ever visit to Boston. I was not sure where to go next, but then, decided to visit it, when I met a couple of people from there. They were in Philly for some church function, and I would get their info, as we would later meet up when I came into town.
I went to Boston from August 20 to August 27. I had a week to see as much as I can, plus meet more people from the Boston Church of Christ, and hang out with them. I will be mainly summarizing about some of the places I visited on this trip.
The first day of sightseeing, I got to travel with Jason, who is originally from Maine, and just recently relocated to Boston for college. So he was new to the city as well.
I also got to visit the Bull & Finch Bar, known as the Cheers bar from the TV show. Downstairs is a bar, but not the one you see in the TV show. The ground floor has a shop (which sells... you guessed it... Cheers merchandise) and a restaurant. Afterwards, I went to the Boston Public Garden, which has the statues of the duck.
I did get to do the Freedom Trail, which has a red line, taking people to 16 historical sites. The red line is either in the form of red paint or a couple brick lines. In addition to the sites that I went on the Trail, I did stray off it, to see some of the other sites away from it. Some of which, are just quick visits, while others take a little while. It started from Boston Common, and after going through a few different neighborhoods, ends at the USS Constitution. Or is it the Bunker Hill Monument? I'm not sure. Still, it gives a nice overview of the city.
I also got to visit the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum, which was a replica ship and a museum on the event. It started with a rally, to get people all fired up to dump the tea into the harbor. We were all given Native American feathers, just like the colonists, when they disguised themselves as them.
I did get to see Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, but only from outside. I also saw the Fleetcenter, home of the Celtics and Bruins. Also got to visit Cambridge for a short time, getting to see Harvard and MIT briefly, the top colleges in the world.
Boston is a great place to visit, and a lot of history. There is history everywhere, with neighborhoods retaining that historic feel. If have only 1 day, definitely do the Freedom Trail, which also gives a great overview of the city.