Yeah, down by the river
Down by the banks of the river Charles
Aw, that’s what’s happenin’, baby
That’s where you’ll find me
Along with lovers, muggers, and thieves
Aw, but they’re cool, too
Well, I love that dirty water
Oh, Boston, you’re my home
Oh, you’re the number one place
The Standells – Dirty Water

After visiting Rhode Island, Cape Cod and Plymouth, we stay in Boston for a few days, to take the time to explore this beautiful town. There is so much history. Prior to Europeans, the area was inhabited the Massachusetts tribe. Early settlements date back more than 7000 years. The town as it currently stands now was founded in 1630. It is so full of history, and it is a really nice city to walk around with so much to do.

Downtown Boston

We walk around the Boston Common, Beacon Hill, the Public Garden, before walking around during sunset and grabbing hot pot in Chinatown.

Following the Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile urban hike that follows mportant landmakers linked to the American Revolution. There are lots of stops and you can follow the trail with an audioguide. It was conceived in 1951 by a local journalist. Here’s all the different things we see:

  1. Boston Common
  2. Massachusetts State House
  3. Park Street Church
  4. Granary Burying Ground
  5. King’s Chapel and King’s Chapel Burying Ground
  6. Boston Latin School Site/Statue of Benjamin Franklin
  7. Old Corner Bookstore
  8. Old South Meeting House
  9. Old State House
  10. Boston Massacre Site
  11. Faneuil Hall
  12. Paul Revere House
  13. Old North Church
  14. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
  15. USS Constitution
  16. Bunker Hill Monument

Evening stroll

We check out another side of city and walk around the South Boston Waterfront, and then go to the Italian neighborhood for dinner.

Walking around Cambridge, and going on a sailboat in Salem

We check out the Harvard campus in Cambridge, and then meet a friend and go hang out on his beautiful sailboat in the nearby city of Salem.

Thanks for reading! Up next, we travel North up the Coast of Maine and visit Acadia National Park.