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Going to Boston!

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A travel journal to Boston by Jctravel1983

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Lexington

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Lexington war statue Photo, Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington is a small town not 30 minutes from Boston's downtown center, which is reached through the Route 2. It is near the small town to an affluent suburb of Boston, in the course of the war for independence gained a great importance for the United States. On 19 April 1775 in Lexington were the first shots fired of the Revolutionary War. This battle was won on the same day in another Boston suburb, namely Concord. After we had reached Lexington at noon there were problems with parking on this day. We were also happens to be right in the center of town, where there is also the main attraction, the Battle Green, the place where the shooting took place. The Battle Green is nothing more tha...Read More

Inner Harbor Ferry

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Inner Harbor Ferry Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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The Inner Harbor Ferry is not a tour boat but a ferry boat, one of Boston's public transportation. The ferry does not tour, but connects two docks together. Since it is not a tourist attraction you don’t get any explanations from the speaker. Anyone who wants a harbor cruise with explanations should take a tourist boat tour. But if you simply want to enjoy just touring around the water and want to see the city and taking the ferry is perfect.The Inner Harbor Ferry connects the district of Charlestown with the Long Wharf. Charles Town is the district in which ends of the Freedom Trail. There you can find the U.S.S. Constitution and the Bunker Hill Monument. If you walk along the Freedom T...Read More

Inner Harbor Ferry

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Holiday Inn Berkshires

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Holiday Inn Berkshires Photo, North Adams, Massachusetts
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The Holiday Inn North Adams Berkshiresin belongs to the famous hotel chain Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts. With 86 rooms to a total of 6 floors, it’s a big hotel. The Holiday Inn Berkshires offers guest rooms and meeting rooms for conferences, a pool, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a fitness center. It is categorized with three stars. The Holiday Inn Berkshires is, as already mentioned, in the town of North Adams. North Adams is in turn located in the northwest corner of Massachusetts near the borders of the states of Vermont and New York. From Boston, we drove about three hours. Route 2, which leads to North Adams, is surrounded by a truly beautiful landscape, which invites you to stopover. Just ...Read More

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Holiday Inn Berkshires
40 MAIN STREEET
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247
413-663-6500

USS Constitution

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USS Constitution Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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The U.S.S. Constitution is a ship but not just any ship, but the oldest floating warship. The U.S.S. Constitution is a frigate, whose hull was made from very hard oak. When the ship first set sail in 1797, it was with its 54 cannons, the most advanced warship of its time. At that time it left the Navy Yard in Charlestown to the Mediterranean to protect merchants against North African pirates. The U.S.S. Constitution went from 42 sea battles out with a win and because she was so robust that the bullets just bounced off their boards, in 1812 she received the nickname "Old Ironsides". Today the restored and refurbished USS Constitution is a Museum ship and represents the U.S. Navy. But the ship is still ...Read More

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USS Constitution
Pier 1 Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, Massachusetts 2129
(617) 242-5642

New England Aquarium

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New England Aquarium Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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The New England Aquarium is located right on the harbor next to the Marriott Long Wharf hotel. More precisely it's located at the Boston Waterfront. Here are also docks for tour boats or whale-watching tours. There is a parking garage nearby, but I recommend against it strongly, because parking is very expensive. For one day you pay $ 30 easily. I would recommend to park the car somewhere in an outer suburb and just walked a bit and save that 30 dollars! We have parked in Charlestown and took the ferry to the aquarium because the Pier is right near the entrance. Once you find yourself at the Long Wharf or Central Wharf, then you can't really miss the New England Aquarium. After paying the ...Read More

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New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
(617) 973-5200