Boston Journals

Something for Everyone

A travel journal to Boston by dolphoto

Quote: Boston is an eclectic city that can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of their interests, available time, or budget. For a small city, Boston has a amazing range of sights and activities, many of which are available at no or little cost.

Something for Everyone

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Overview

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Museums: Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stuart Gardner, Museum of Science (and Planetarium), Children's Museum, New England Aquarium, Franklin Park Zoo Shopping: Quincy Market, Copley Place, Prudential Center, Harvard Co-op and Bookstore, Newbury St. Sports: Red Sox (Fenway Park is worth a visit game or no), Celtics, Bruins, NE Patriots, Boston Marathon (April) Tours: Freedom Trail, Duck Tours, Make Way for Duckling Tours (for children), Harvard campus Dining: Tea at the Ritz; Old Union Oyster House; Durgin Park (original at Quincy Market only); L'Espalier; Grendel's Den; Jimbo's or No Name seafood; All-night dining at Ken's Dessert: Toscanini's Ice Cream; Canolli fro...Read More

Boston Public Garden

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Attraction | "The Public Garden"

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The Boston Public Garden is really an extension of Boston Common, but the feel is completely different. In Spring, Summer, and Fall, beautiful flowers line the winding walkways and aged trees separate you from the bustle of the city. Year round, the Garden is a great place for an walk as part of an evening date. It's the daytime, however, when the Garden's most famous features are best appreciated. For children and those of us close to our inner child, Boston Public Garden is best remembered for its association with "Make Way for Ducklings," the story of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their family. Statue of the family can be found in the park and are favorites with the kids. More importantly, the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2002

Boston Public Garden
Adjacent to Boston Common
Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 522-1966

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Attraction | "Museum of Fine Arts"

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Affectionately known as the MFA, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is one of the world's great art museums, with major collections in Egyption, Japanese, Chinese, European, and American arts. The high quality of the exhibit spaces have made it one of the top choices for traveling exhibitions. Despite recent renovations, the MFA still maintains its aura of a grand dame, aloofly presenting great pieces of art. Perhaps the best way to see museum for the first time is with the "one hour tour" which brings you to the best of the best. The tour covers India, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas with dates ranging from 2548 BC to 1883. Artists include Paul Revere, Renoir, Rembrant, and Donatello. This tas...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 3, 2002

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
(617) 267-9300

Freedom Trail

Attraction | "The Freedom Trail"

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The Freedom Trail is a marked and guided route past all of the key sights associated with revolutionary Boston. Stops include the places where John Adams and other met to vent their anger and plan their next steps, the location of the Boston Tea Party Ship, Old North Church, and many other places key to the early history of the United States. Most of the actual buildings still stand and can be visited. The Freedom Trail not only brings history into focus, but it brings it alive. You can stand where Adams spoke or where Crispus Attacks became the first martyr for American freedom. Not all of the history is quite so serious, either. In the same cemetary as many of the revolutionary heros can be fo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 3, 2002

Freedom Trail
15 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(617) 242-5642