Massachusetts, Boston Guide (B): Day Trip: The Best of Boston

Day Trip: The Best of Boston
My goal this summer has been to visit cities across the U.S. that have been on my list for a while. My first stop was Seattle, where I caught a bird’s eye view of the city and devoured a delicious cup of seafood bisque. Next on my list was Boston. I knew very little other than what I learned from many viewings of “The Town”, which admittedly did not offer the best depiction. So, last week I decided to venture there with an open mind to see what the city had to offer. Below are some highlights from my recent day trip and what I found to be the best of Boston. 

Getting There

After landing at Boston Logan International Airport, getting to downtown Boston is a breeze. Simply hop on the free airport shuttle, which takes you to the train station known as the ”T”. A one way ticket is $2.75. Take the train “Inbound” towards Bowloin for 2 stops and get off at Aquarium. 

Waterfront

Part of what makes Boston such a special city is its proximity to the water. Boston has an extensive waterfront featuring several restaurants, an aquarium, yacht clubs and the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park as well as several lookout points and boat tours. You cannot visit Boston without spending time near the harbor. 

Cafes & Coffee Houses

My first stop was the Thinking Cup, a small coffee shop in Boston’s North End on Hanover Street. Although there’s no wifi or working power outlets, it’s worth visiting for one of their refreshing basil cucumber ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: Day Trip: The Best of Boston
Guide Location: USA » Boston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park   Thinking Cup   Freedom Trail   Boston Public Market   North Market   Quincy Market   South Market   Boston Common   Boston Public Garden   Commonwealth Avenue Mall   Chart House   Union Oyster House   Banyan Bar and Refuge   Samuel Adams Brewery  
Author: Sarah Yekinni
Read it on author's website: http://www.houseofwend.com/day-trip-best-boston/

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