‘Boston, Massachusetts’, I had heard about the beauty of the place.
So when I landed in Syracuse the first thing in mind was to pay a visit to the city and find out by myself what all the fuss is about. I took a bus ride to Boston in Greyhound bus from Syracuse. I even got 20% discount on my ticket thanks to the Student Advantage Card.
Boston is the first big city in US that I paid a visit to, and oh boy! I wasn’t disappointed.
History is ingrained in Boston area. Being a place which holds a great place in history because of events that took place here during the American revolution. There are too many places too do here and 2 days do not do justice to the city especially if you have plans to meet catch up with friends as well. Out of the places I visited here my favourites were:-
1) The Freedom Trail
What a wonderful way to know about the American Revolution than to do the Freedom Trail in Boston!
The trail is actually a walk that takes you around midtown Boston and touches all the landmarks and places which hold a significant place in American Revolution. The trail is actually ingrained in the ground with the help of brown tiles. You just follow the brown tiles and it takes you to great places. You need to do it really. You can take a guide to do this trail so that you know the historical significance of each place or you can use Wikipedia for this purpose and also do some initial research before going there. It starts at Boston Commons and is a good 2.5 mile trail. This trail takes a good part of the day to complete, so come prepared!
2) New England Aquarium
Fancy seeing some weird fishes and whales and penguins? This is place is for you!
3) Quincy market and Harbour area
There are so sooo many things to do here. Street artists, fast food, restaurants bars, vendors, music, art and what not. I enjoyed the most sitting on the harbour area and listening to slow paced instrumental songs played by an artist and getting lost in the dream world
3) Massachusetts Avenue
Boston is also an intellectual city. On this avenue you will find MIT and Harvard University. I even went to Harvard Museum of Natural history. It was really good and again took a lot of time of my day.
Places I wish I could see (reserved for next time)
1) Museum of Fine Arts
From what I have read and heard this is one fine museum. The ticket is worth $25. It would take you a whole day to explore this museum. The ticket is good for second day as well.
I really really want to go there!
2) MIT campus
If you are a student like me, don’t you want to pay a visit to the campus?
3) Fenway Park
I am aware that Boston Red Sox is a BIG name in baseball. This place is the home ground of Red Sox.
I don’t know much about baseball so kept this place for next time, when I will know more about the game.
Boston subway is really great. It was easy to get around the city with the help of it. The frequency too is good. You can keep in mind that if the train is going to the downtown crossing station then it is an inbound train and if it is going away from this station then it is an outbound train.
I will try to update more of my travel experiences.