USA/Canada Trip: Part Four – Boston

After four days in Florida I flew to Boston for a short two day visit.

After checking into my hotel, I spent the first afternoon exploring the Public Garden, Boston Common and CBD area. Boston is one of the birthplaces of the USA and has some amazingly old churches, buildings, and markets. In particular, there was a great mix between the old and the new.

The second day was the only full day I had in Boston, I started around 8.30am with a look around Copley Square, before walking down Newbury St. Next I crossed the Charles River and pretended to be a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After visiting the MIT Museum I walked up Massachusetts Avenue to Harvard.

After lunch I headed back downtown and followed the Freedom Trail through Charlestown, up Bunker Hill and onto the USS Constitution, finally I caught a ferry back to the city and did some shopping to round out the day.

On my final morning in Boston I headed out to the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. This was one of the highlights of the trip in the USA and is a great way to learn more about the background of Kennedy and what shaped his beliefs and life.

Overall, I loved Boston. I want to go back. The downtown area was a bit like New York but a lot less busy, and the people were super friendly and overall simply a really beautiful city.