Boston Old Town Trolley Tour

Trip Start Jul 06, 2011
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Trip End Aug 08, 2011


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Verona's B&B

Flag of United States  , Massachusetts
Sunday, July 17, 2011

17th July
Breakfast in our B&B with the owner Dominic and a lovely English lady called Hilary.  Today we wandered into Boston and joined the Old Town Trolley Tour which is a hop on and hop off sightseeing bus.  We drove passed the front of the "Cheers" Pub, through the suburb of Back Bay , Copley Square, Fenway Park (home of the Red Sox Baseball Team), across the Charles River to Cambridge (Harvard University and MIT) then on to Charles Street, Beacon Hill (famous for its red and brownstone mansions).  After brunch in Cambridge Street we walked into the Boston Public Gardens, home of the famous Swan boats and on to Boston Common and the Frog Pond.  The next part of the Trolley Tour saw us visiting the Massachusetts State House and on to the Boston Freedom Trail.  The Freedom Trail includes the USS Constitution (very old ship), The Copps Hill Burial Ground, Old North Church (Where 2 lanterns were hung to warn that the English were going by sea), Paul Reveres house.  This part of Boston was originally settled by Italian immigrants so there is an abundance of Italian restaurants, The Union Oyster House (oldest continuing restaurant in the US), and on to Quincy Markets and Faneuil Hall.  The Quincy Markets is a lovely mix of old and new with restaurants, markets, stalls, live entertainment etc.  A lovely place to sit on a lazy Sunday afternoon soaking up the last sun of the day enjoying a Corona, followed by Mexican food and a crisp savignon blanc from Chile (very american?).

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Swinbourne on

Jen keep up the good work it is great following you and it will make it so easy for you to remember when you get home. Let me tell you after 50 the memory starts to fail rapidly.

theredrisky
theredrisky on

Did you actually go to the Union Oyster house? It's on my list to do.

And Old Ironsides (USS Constitution) is the oldest commisioned naval vessel still in service. Finally it's a ship, not a boat.

jennifergmccoy
jennifergmccoy on

God you are so fussy! No I didn't go to the oyster house, I walked passed it on the freedom trail and remembered that you are going there.

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