I have the fortune to be going to the historic city of Boston on social studies business.  I’m extending my stay since I have never been there, and live in CA, so I’ll be there from April 1-8 then on to Philadelphia and Delaware from April 8-15.  Thanks to Google Images for all the pictures.

Boston at night2

I’ll be arriving at 11:00 p.m., so I’m sure the city will look beautiful. For me, it will just be 8:00.  I’ll be raring to go!  However, I’m alone, so I’ll  get settled in my hotel, and maybe write a post or two with Manny.  The good news is that I’m going to get to visit blogger friend, Eunice at NutsForTreasure while I’m there.

I investigated a couple of blogs.  Free choices of interesting sights to see abound.  Many friends told me to walk the Freedom Trail which starts at the Visitor Information Center in the Common.

Boston Common

I must see the Mapparium, a walk-in, three-story-high, stained glass globe.

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I’ll enjoy visiting the Museum of Fine Arts free on Wednesday after 4:00 p.m.  If I tour the Samuel Adams Brewery from 10:00-3:00 beforehand, will I have more fun, or fall asleep on the floor? zzz

Museum of Fine Arts

Maybe I should explore the Massachusetts State House the warship, USS Constitution, and the Old North Church instead.  Most of them open at 10:00 also. I’ll have plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast while I get used to the three hour time difference.

Old-Massachusetts-State-House

If you have been to Boston, or lived here, what would you suggest for me to see, or are you a blogger friend who lives there?

Mom better not forget me this time!
Mom better not forget me this time!

21 responses to “Boston Here I Come”

  1. Gunta Avatar

    Hope you had a good time in the city where I grew up. It’s my favorite city second only to San Francisco (where I also lived). I would have suggested a trip across the river to Harvard or Cambridge, but looks like I stumbled in here too late.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      I didn’t get as much sight-seeing as I would have liked in the few days I was there. I go back for a conference in November. I’ll try to make it across. 🙂 Thanks for stumbling! I love SF, too. I’ve gone on some great walking tours. 🙂

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      1. Gunta Avatar

        Boston is a great walking city if the weather is good. November might still be good, but could be dicey. I think one of my favorite things is looking back at the city from across the Charles River. But then, anyplace near water is close to my heart. Where are you in CA now? I lived in SF and later in Placerville in the Sierra foothills.
        BTW… Legal Seafood is a good choice for good seafood, as someone else commented. They have quite a few locations in and around the city.

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  2. anotherday2paradise Avatar

    The Mapparium looks so awesome, Marsha. Hope to see some great pics from your visit. Have lots of fun. 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks, Sylvia, I’m expecting a wonderful trip. So many things to see! 🙂

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  3. Jilanne Hoffmann Avatar

    Take a sunset cruise and watch the USS Constitution fire a cannon at sunset. We walked the Freedom Trail. Expect lots of other people to be doing the same thing. I highly recommend the MIT Museum in Cambridge. It’s small but it has some amazing exhibits of robots and inventions from those heady folks at MIT.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      You’ve had a lot of interesting experiences traveling! I think you could write travel books if you haven’t already! 🙂 I love cruises and museums, and I didn’t have either of these on my radar. Thanks Jilanne. 🙂

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  4. Cotton Boll Conspiracy Avatar

    If you have time, visit the Massachusetts State House. Nice architecture and lots of history.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks, Cotton. That one is on my bucket list for sure! 🙂

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  5. diannegray Avatar

    Sounds so exciting, Marsha! Have a great time 😀

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks Dianne. Come on over and join me! I tried to get Leanne and Carol to come over here, too! 🙂

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  6. the eternal traveller Avatar

    I’m glad you’re taking Manny this time.

    All of those places sound great and I’m looking forward to reading all about them. The mapparium looks amazing.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      No kidding! You need to come over here. Forget the camping trip, and hop on an airplane and come with me! 🙂 JK P.S. Manny is missing off my mantle in the bedroom. Hmmmm I’m wondering where he is. 🙂

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      1. the eternal traveller Avatar

        He’s probably in your bag already.

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        1. tchistorygal Avatar

          I’ll have to look. 🙂 You might just be right! 🙂

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  7. RoSy Avatar

    Pretty cool that you will get to meet a WP peep. 🙂

    So much to do – so little time. But – whatever you get a chance to see I’m sure will be wonderful. I have yet to catch all that Boston has to offer.
    I’ve been there a few time. I love that place.
    If you can catch a baseball game – I highly recommend it. Let’s go Red Sox! 🙂
    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/schedule/?c_id=bos#y=2014&m=4&calendar=DEFAULT
    A ballpark tour would be fantastic – if you can squeeze that in too or instead – depending on what else you have going on.
    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/tour.jsp
    Must have: Chowda from Legal Seafoods (They offer that at the ballpark too)
    If you get a hot dog – you will love their bread. I do.

    Have your camera handy. No matter where you turn – you’re sure to find something interesting.

    Have fun! 🙂

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Rosy, you sound like you really know your way around. I wish you could come with me! I was just telling Carol that Manny has disappeared along with his suitcase. I’m wondering where he might have gone! 🙂

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  8. El Guapo Avatar

    Boston’s a Great city (especially if it’s warm). If you have the time and haven’t been, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market are touristy, but are in historic areas.

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      They are on my to do list. I think Boston will be a fun place to visit! 🙂

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  9. cyclingrandma Avatar

    Sounds like a great trip! Have fun!

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    1. tchistorygal Avatar

      Thanks Lisa. Sounds like you’ve had quite a trip. Are you back yet? 🙂

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