Massachusetts Journals

New England

A June 2004 trip to Massachusetts by Steven Martin

Quote: Four days city break in Boston, followed by three days relaxing in Provincetown and ending up with four days in Hyannis.

New England

Overview

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Take a DUCK Tour in Boston, you see the major sights and get to paddle on the Charles River. Climb to the top of the Prudential Centre for views over the whole city from the Skywalk. In Provincetown, you can walk across the breakwater at the end of Commercial street to wander the beaches on the Atlantic coast. Note these waters are a few degrees cooler than the sheltered Cape Cod Bay side! If in Hyannis take time to visit the Islands of Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. They may be millionaires playgrounds but they also have a real charm and elegance to them!Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: We managed to survive for almost two weeks without a car! We took a ferry from...Read More

Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers

Hotel | "Boston Park Plaza Hotel"

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Great city centre location. Really close to Boston Common and a short walk to the shopping mecca that is Newbury Street.

Room was very comfortable and clean, and the staff were most accommodating.

Very enjoyable stay.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2004

Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers
50 Park Plaza At Arlington Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3912
(617) 426-2000

Provincetown Inn Resort

Hotel | "Provincetown Inn"

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Really at the end of the street, so very easy to find!

Good size room and generally comfortable. Helpful staff.

About 15 minutes' walk to the main centre of Provincetown.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 22, 2004

Provincetown Inn Resort
1 Commercial Street
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
(508) 487-9500

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Fantastic location, just 2 minutes' walk from the ferry terminal. So ideal for those wanting to visit Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Super room, and nice views of the harbor and the pool below.

Very friendly staff!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2004

Hyannis Harbor Hotel
212 Ocean Street
Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601
(508) 775-4420

Fenway Park

Attraction | "Baseball"

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Baseball really is the American game, and where better to watch a live MLB game than at the celebrated Fenway Park. And we were lucky enough to have tickets for what was Nomar Garciaparras first game of the season.....and what a fantastic reception he got from the whole crowd! A real sports fan's dream!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2004

Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 482-4769

Whale Watching

Attraction

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What a great experience to see these large mammals at play in their own environment. We went out with the Center for Coastal studies, so we had an informed guide who knew the waters very well.


The really memorable bit was when we came across a large group of Atlantic white-sided dolphins that wanted to play in the wake of the boat! They were a real bunch of show-offs!



Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 22, 2004

About the Writer

Steven Martin

Steven Martin
Bath, United Kingdom