Time Travel Tuesday | Boston, Massachusetts

Written by Brian Callender | Photos by Julie Boyd & Brian Callender

Julie and I visited Boston in January of 2013 and immediately fell in love with the city. As self professed history nerds, there are few domestic cities better to visit than Boston. A visit to Boston brought good food, drinks, easy public transportation, and beautiful sights making it a destination we can’t wait to return to. If you’re visiting in winter like we did, know that it comes with the risk of bad weather (our friends were snowed in the following January during their trip). However on our visit, we were surprised at how pleasant the conditions were as we only saw a small amount of snow.

One of the best ways to explore the history of Boston, is to follow the Freedom Trail. Walking the full trail is a 2.5 mile journey and it’s easy to follow the red brick road taking you to each stop. You can also find more details and a map here.

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Freedom Trail Symbol
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Benjamin Franklin Statue
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Massachusetts State House
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Granary Burying Ground
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USS Constitution “Old Ironsides”
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Bunker Hill Monument

If you have the time, a visit to Cambridge which lies just across the Charles River, is a worthy day trip. We spent a day there exploring the campus of Harvard University and the surrounding area.

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As a baseball fan, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit historic Fenway Park. While the Red Sox have certainly gotten the better of our hometown Angels in recent years, they have a fantastic stadium, passionate fanbase, and a great tradition of success.

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We couldn’t end our trip to Boston without a visit to the beer mecca, Samuel Adams Brewery. Tickets for the tour are handed out the day of and only require a small, $2 donation to attend. You’ll get a few samples and a small glass to take home with you as a souvenir.

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I can’t wait to head back to Boston again to explore more of the city and take an east coast road trip!

 

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