Boston, Massachusetts; 42.3583° N, 71.0603° W
07.07.2013 - 08.07.2013
It took us only 3 1/2 hour to get to Cambridge, Massachusetts. We spent our time visiting the two famous universities; Harvard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). It took us about 3 hours of walking to finish our tour. We then had lunch at the Warren Tavern, a restaurant near Harvard Square. We walked around and shopped for some souvenirs at the Harvard shop. There was also a Curious George store, which kind of got us curious, so we went in that too. We then drove about 20 minutes before getting to Boston, where we will be staying.
What I love about Boston is that it's lovely and everything is close to each other. There is no need to drive around all the time, since it is much more convenient and time-consuming to walk around instead, and I guess that's why it's also known as the Walking City.
Other people on the Segway Tours with us
But that being said, something very unique that they have in this city, is that there's an option to tour the city by Segway. So that's what we did. There wasn't anywhere to park it though. We only had it for 1 hour as well, so we only had so much time. It was pretty cool, since it was my first time doing this and I've only seen it in movies like Mall Cop.
The Quincy Market from Faneuil Hall
After our Segway tour, we went to Fanueil Hall, where we started the historic walking tour, also known as the "Freedom Trail". Then, we came back to Quincy Market for lunch, and it was packed. There was a variety of food to choose from. We decided to get some sushi and it quite tasty.
The leafy sea horse blew me away
After relaxing a bit, we walked a few minutes until we got to the New England Aquarium. We saw different things, and one of the animals that really interested me was the leafy sea horse, because I had never in my life seen such a thing. It was pretty cool.
It was quite tiring because we walked so much, so we went to the harbor and sat on the grass by the water. It was right across the Boston Harbor Marriott Hotel, where there was two weddings going on. Near the Boston Harbor, there's a public paying washroom. It is quite odd to me, since they not only require money to be able to use it, but after a certain time, the doors open, even if the person inside is not done. Quite embarrassing and weird.
Boston from our Sunset Cruise
To finish off our tiring day, we took a relaxing 1 1/2 hour cruise, called the "Boston Sunset Cruise". We got a deal online, so we paid 2 tickets for the price of one.
A great view of the TD Garden
It was somewhat windy, but the boat ride was amazing, especially since we got a great view of the sea and of Boston. We also got to see the USS Constitution and some of the other famous sights.
Waited in line for about 30-45 minutes for this, definitely worth it!
On our second day in Boston, we stopped for some treats at Mike's Pastry, because we saw a lot of people walking around with the box and we heard that it is really tasty. Surprisingly, when we got there, the line to get inside the shop was blocking the entrance to at least 4 restaurants, so it was quite a wait and there was a long queue! We then went to Boston Common; the public park, where we took a swan boat ride.
One of the best seafood restaurants I ever tried!
We went for lunch at Legal Sea Foods, because how can we come to Boston and not have seafood? We ordered three plates of different types of seafood and ordered some tea too; fortunately it wasn't the tea from the Boston Tea Party!
We then continued on our road trip. Next stop, the Empire State!