HVL Photo Travels | Boston

A couple friends and I decided to take a quick girls' trip this past July ... like 48 hours quick.... Once of the girls couldn't take any more time off work so we left on Friday night and picked a destination that was in the same time zone and settled on Boston!  My inner nerd came out hard core.  

 Outside of Paul Revere's House in the North End

Outside of Paul Revere's House in the North End

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 Site of the Boston Massacre

Site of the Boston Massacre

There were definitely more photos on our phones, but I did bring my camera with me of course. Here are just a few moments from our trip!  Enjoy!

We stayed at the Yotel (yes that's really what it's called).  It was one of the most interesting hotels I've stayed in.  I would describe it as if IKEA made a hotel.

 The Old State House

The Old State House

 The Granary Burying Ground - Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams

The Granary Burying Ground - Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams

 Harvard

Harvard

 Trying to find the entrance to Harvard that Lorelai and Rory went through on their trip to Harvard.

Trying to find the entrance to Harvard that Lorelai and Rory went through on their trip to Harvard.

For transportation we mostly took public transit - the MBTA.  We opted for the day passes so we could hop on and off as we please. The day pass also includes the ferry across the harbor.

My best purchase might have been my Freedom Trail book I got at Faneuil Hall.  1. Because I'm a nerd and 2. because we were able to do the Freedom Trail at our own speed while getting all of the historical fun facts about each location.  If you care, it's called "The Complete Guide to Boston's Freedom Trail" by Charles Bahne. In the back of the book it even tells you the hours and admissions for all the stops.

 Wired Puppy coffee break on Newbury St

Wired Puppy coffee break on Newbury St

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 Walking along the Charles River

Walking along the Charles River

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 Charles River

Charles River

North End might be my favorite area of the city.  It's full of Italian food (we at at La Galleria 33), canolis (go to Mike's), and a cute coffee shop called, 'The Thinking Cup'.  The historical sites like Paul Revere's House and The Old North Church are also in this neighborhood.

I also enjoyed walking around Harvard and walking along the Charles River.  There's this beautiful trail that it goes along for a nice view and a leisurely walk.

 Riding the Swan Boat at the Boston Public Garden

Riding the Swan Boat at the Boston Public Garden

 Swan Boat

Swan Boat

 Make Way for Ducklings statue in the Boston Public Garden

Make Way for Ducklings statue in the Boston Public Garden

 Boston Public Garden

Boston Public Garden

We also visited The Boston Public Garden and rode the classic swan boats ($3) and saw the statues of the bronze ducks from the children's book, "Make Way for Ducklings".  The "Cheers" bar is also close by.  

 Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill

 The Old North Church - "one if by land, two if by sea"

The Old North Church - "one if by land, two if by sea"

 Old North Church

Old North Church

Next time, I want to go to a game at Fenway Park and visit MIT.  

What would you want to see/ do if you visited Boston?