Being somewhat retired has its advantages. When my wife gets to go to someplace I've never been but have always wanted to go too for a conference, I can go along for the cost of a plane ticket and my daily walking around expenses. The room and her airfare are paid for. So when my wife said she had a conference in Boston this April and asked if I wanted to go along, I said heck yes, or something along those lines!
I love reading and learning about history and I know Boston is a bonanza of historical sites so I've just started prepping for the trip by reading a couple books about the Revolutionary War especially as it pertains to the Boston area. I'm beginning to make a list of places I want to check out while I'm in the area and want to enlist my reading audience's help in this endeavor. Have any of you been to Boston and done some exploring? What were your favorite stops and what would you avoid the next time? Let me know if you would please.
Our hotel room will be in downtown Boston and I'm going to have four or five days to entertain myself while my wife attends her conference. We are trying to avoid renting a car so I'm planning on walking or riding mass transit for the duration of my stay. Right now I will probably spend a day or two walking the Freedom Trail and seeing all the sites along its path that look interesting. I would like to visit the waterfront. Other than that, I'm up in the air.
Being a foodie, I'm also open to suggestions of good places to eat. On my list is to get a Boston lobster roll sandwich and perhaps eat at an upscale place that serves courses during the meal instead of everything on one plate. I've never eaten at a place like that but want to try just once to eat something like you might find at Hell's Kitchen, but perhaps without the drama. I'm a firm believer in the saying when in Rome, eat like the Romans so I would love to hear what food is quintessential Bostonian.
So what say you all?