Rob & Frances Lythgoe
Wed 2 Sep 2015 00:21
We had an action packed 4 nights moored right in the heart of the city. If any one reading hasn't been to Boston, put it on your list. We will certainly return. There is so much to do and see you could spend an age here. The city has a really positive vibe which is no doubt helped along by being home to two of the worlds best Universities, Harvard and MIT, and being at the heart of the war of Independence. The oddest thing was being moored in the heart of the city above the metro system that goes under the shallow river. In the boat we could hear the trains very clearly right under us. Weird.
Wandering around the Italian quarter was fantastic, and eating there even better. The place oozes character, history and garlic. We went to our first (and last) baseball game. We went to see the Boston Redsox play the Phillies at Fenway Park, which is one of, if not the, oldest and smallest baseball stadiums in America. We had an enjoyable evening, got chatting to all the spectators sat around us, but didn't really get hooked on the game. A box ticked.
There is a famous brewery here named Sam Adams which we took a tour of. Not quite on the same scale of the Guinness tour in Dublin (a must if you visit Dublin), but enjoyable all the same, and FREE! We walked much of the Freedom trail in central Boston, climbed a 200+ step look out tower etc etc. A great place to visit by land sea or air.