When we decided to travel to NYC, we thought about visiting other cities around. Considering that we had 8 days there we had enough time to visit other places.
Looking to what’s close to NYC we opt for visiting Washington and Boston, and we didn’t regret it.
If you’re thinking about doing a day trip to one of this places from NYC is possible and worth it.
Today I’m going to talk about our day trip to Boston, how we get there, what did we visit and so on. In a next blog post I’m going to get on more detail about our day trip to Washington.
How did we get there?
After searching for a couple of options we decided that plane was the best choice. By plane will take us less than 1h30 to get there.
We used the website Justfly to search and book our flights. In the end, we took the American Airlines flight at 10 am and return with Delta Airlines at 8 pm.
Apart from the delay of the morning flight, everything went smoothly.
When we get to the Boston Airport we took the free Bus that took us from the Airport to the Subway Station. From there we took the subway to the Boston Common Park.
What did we visit?
When we arrived at the Boston Common Park we went for a quick Lunch at “Une Dué Go” which is really close to the park (2 minutes walk) and makes really amazing salads and pizzas.
After that, we started our walking tour through the Freedom Trail. Our plan in Boston was to complete the Freedom Trail and then visit the MIT if we had time, which we had.
The Freedom Trail is a 4 km trail through Boston that passes by 16 different locations that were extremely important to the history of the United States.
The trail starts in the Boston Common Park and then is very easy to follow because all the way is marked on the sidewalk by a brick line, and each one of the 16 stops is marked with a special sign on the ground that says “The Freedom Trail”.
You can see the brick line and the sign in the images above.
Along the way some of the spots are physical places where you can enter, others are just ground markers or graveyards.
When we finish The Freedom Trail we called an Uber to go to the MIT. My husband is a software geek, so he needed to visit the best geek university in the World (in his words, not mine). Well, maybe he didn’t use the word geek.
And then we got another Uber to get back to the airport to return to NYC.
I loved Boston and I’m really glad we decided to go there. It’s such a different city from NYC, and it’s really cool to know more about the foundation of the United States as we know them today.
Just a tip, one of the places along the trail is Quincy Market, which today is an amazing market full of different food stalls. We already had lunch so we just had a Cookies&Cream Wicked Good Cupcake, it’s that cupcake in a jar that appeared on Shark Tank. So, if you want to have lunch or dinner I think we should try the Quincy Market, everything looked and smelled amazing.
Btw, the snow you see in some of the photos is from the day before. The day we were there didn’t snow, but it was really cold and many places were still covered in snow.