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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beantown USA!

Train from Newburyport into Boston
We decided to take a day and head into Historic Boston and spend the day.  After doing some research we found out that we could take the train from Newburyport directly into North Station in Boston ~ that sounded good to us since we didn't want to drive in or around town.  I love Boston and all it diversity & history so I was pretty excited about our adventure.  Not to mention we'll add another Capital to our list of ones we have visited.  Also we can get several Passport stamps there too at the National Park.  So we got up really early and went to the train station ~ once on the train we bought round trip tickets so we didn't have to do it on the way back.

Photos of Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours, Boston
Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours
An hour later we were getting off the train and heading outside to pick up the Upper Deck Trolley Tour.  After some Internet research and we had taken the other trolleys when here last we chose this one and so glad we did.  They sit up high for better views and picture taking and the seats were a lot more comfortable. Our tour guide/driver was full of information and they had more stops then all the other tours.  So I highly recommend them as your guide around the town.  They picked us up right in front of the Train Station. 

Historic Fanueil Hall
We rode the trolley through the historic streets enjoying everything we saw... Around noon we decided to get something to eat and made the choice to go to Historic Fanueil Hall aka Quincy Market and eat at the HUGE food court.  There were so many activities outside ~ vendors, street entertainers and just plain old people watching... We ended up getting a Cheesesteak with fries.  Last time we were here we ate in Little Italy which I recommend if you like Italian food.  Faneuil Hall Marketplace is actually four great places in one location - Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market, all set around a cobblestone promenade where jugglers, magicians and musicians entertain the passers-by.  In 1742 Peter Faneuil, Boston's wealthiest merchant, built Faneuil Hall as a gift to the city.

The best way to see Boston is do a go around on a tour trolley, which I highly recommend the Upper Deck Trolley Tour, then get off and walk the Freedom Trail.  The Freedon Trail is a red line painted on the sidewalk that you follow through Historic Boston.  It is a 2.5 mile walking trail  sites in downtown Boston & Charlestown which starts at the Boston National Park located at Fenueil Hall.

I took so many photos on this day that the only way to show you the sights of Boston is with a slide show ~ so sit on back and enjoy.

Welcome to my latest follower Patty from My Rving Life ~ she is just getting started in the Good Life so go on over and welcome her & her husband and the greyhounds to our RVing community!
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Sue and Doug said...

what a great way to tour Boston!..looks like the two of you had a ton of fun!!

Jessica Riker said...

What a great time! I love Boston; it is one of my favorite cities. :)

Roadrunner Chronicles said...

Love your post! Looks like you are having a great time in Boston. We saw the upper deck trolleys - good to know they are another option. There is too much to do there - we will have to come back and do more!

Karen and Al said...

I love the double decker bus. What a great way to see the city.

Leno said...

Great pictures, you did a great job..It's funny when you grow up there, how you take it for granted. I always loved Boston but appreciate it more now that I don't live there any more. I worked for quite a few years in the city and did love my lunch hours walking all around. And that Hood milk bottle, reminds me of the year I worked there, while in High School. So glad you enjoyed....

Two Greyhound Town said...

Thanks for the welcome! I am really enjoying reading your blog and learning from your adventures!

Luci & Loree said...

That was a GREAT slide show, thanx!!


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