City Guide: Boston
Reasons for why you have heard about Boston so far may be: massive snow in February this year or the Boston Tea Party in 1773. Well, we can show you some photos of Boston some weeks after the snow invasion, but not from the latter. That was before our time. What we can show you and tell you about are some special places like the Paul Revere Statue, the Freedom trail or Mike’s Pastry.
When we were on the way from the airport to the Battery Wharf Hotel Boston, the driver told us about Mike’s Pastry and that we have to try it. Hardly checked-in, the receptionist asked whether she should make some recommendations. As we agreed, she told us about the North End in general and about Mike’s Pastry in specific. So, I would say that we had no choice but go there and try it.
The choice was huge, the little store full. Yes, it is really famous. Accordingly were the prizes. They are high, but have a look at what we went for.
On our way there, we were lucky enough to catch a look at the Paul Revere Statue. Paul Revere was the one who warned the Americans of the British coming.
When we stayed at the Battery Wharf Hotel, we explored the North End by foot. On the one hand, there is the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a great route if you want to do some sightseeing, as it leads to very much of them. We followed it for a few kilometers and were able to enjoy some lovely views as well as quiet residence areas and of course some must-sees.
On this path, the USS Constitution Museum and the Bunker Hill Monument are especially worth a mention. On the other hand or better in the other direction, you can find the downtown area as well as a nice parks were even dogs are allowed to play and the Beacon Hill.
As we visited Boston in March, the “rests” of the massive snow could still be seen. Just to give you an impression…
Downtown, there are some nice shopping facilities if you are in the mood for shopping in Boston. If you are in a more sporty mood, there are many great routes for jogging in one of the parks. You may also watch a match in the stadium.
Strolling around in the city of Boston is nice, as there are some really nice buildings and thus architecture. Not to forget about its many churches, which we are always marveling at from the outside!
Now, this is probably going to be the most interesting part in this city review. Have you ever heard of Harvard University? Certainly! If you are in or around Boston, just take the chance and go to the campus by metro. Who isn’t interested in seeing how one of the most famous and recognized universities all over the world looks like and how the atmosphere feels like? We strolled around the impressive campus for some time and it was absolutely great!