|03-22-2014 10:57 AM|
We lived n Boston (husband grew up in cambridge) until we moved here after our second child was born and we would go back if we could (fingers crossed on some job prospects...). I agree Rhode Island is full of history. My friend's husband captains boats out of Newport. There is a lot of beauty and charm there. Fall River is NOT a tourist destination...but you will be closer to RI
Since all of our friends and family are there we spend a lot of time in Boston/Cambridge. If we are there at the same time you can come snuggle our Bug- he gives great hugs
|03-22-2014 12:19 AM|
Fall River is not a place you want to hang out, seriously it will totally turn you off your Boston experience.
If you're into creepy stuff like Lizzy Borden, go to Providence (about an hour south of boston on 95) and stay somewhere on Benefit St around Brown University. Doesn't matter, the whole place is haunted LOL. There's an Edgar Allen Poe tour but it won't be running in June. Tons of old museums in really old buildings - this place is particularly creep
Providence Athenaeum: History
The history of Boston is only better publicized. Prov was the start of religious freedom in america. Bet you didn't know the first armed insurrection of the american revolution was not the Boston Tea Party. It was 3 years earlier just outside providence. The Gaspee incident was not part of most american history books because it was a nasty little affair. Copious amounts of history in RI, a good lot of it dark and rouge.
We still roll that way. We also have much better food than Boston HA! I went to college in Boston, grew up in the town where the Patriots play but RI has been my home a long time.
|03-21-2014 11:41 PM|
You should also try Newbury St of you like high end shopping.
|03-21-2014 11:25 PM|
Jeez, all the suggestions so far make me think maybe I should stay longer than planned. I was definitely thinking of staying at the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast (I am absolutely certain she did it....just no other reasonable possible suspect) Is there a subway out to Fall Rivers? (I loved the subway. That was so cool) One of the things I love about Boston is the history so I'll check into the Salem tour..it's bound to be open in June. Oh I've got a whole list of ideas now. Last time I wandered around and just generally fell in love with Boston ( I loved the dark alleys; I wandered thru several of them one day. WE just don't have this stuff in Forney Tx) ...this time I'm going to do stuff.
|03-21-2014 09:02 PM|
Get a hotel on the freedom trail, that could keep you busy the entire time.
The museum of fine arts is amazing - especially if they have their Egyptian stuff out. Science museum is huge too. Duck boat tours go right by the place but I'm not sure it stops since we always dropped out the boat in the Charles and did the duck boat tour in our own boat.
Catch a harbor cruise, the islands are so beautiful. If you've got time, catch a ferry to Provincetown. Forget the history bit about the pilgrims landing there, Provincetown is a wild and insane beautiful place you will never forget. Although be warned you'll see drag queens in P Town.
Or you could get in your rental car and drive south on the expressway to Rt 3 down to plimouth plantation, keep going and you're on cape cod about an hour out of Boston.
Also south of Boston about an hour and a half is my favorite old city, Newport RI. Newport is amazing to walk around in the summer.
|03-21-2014 05:17 PM|
|dogsnkiddos||OO wander Beacon Hill...take a state house tour....visit the african american history museum in Beacon Hill...visit the victorian house on Beacon street...|
|03-21-2014 05:16 PM|
|dogsnkiddos||Go to the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The McKim building usually has interesting art displays...but go to the research side and look around...look up...and go in the courtyard (have lunch next to the fountain). On the plaza in front of Trinity Church (across from the library) there are lunch time concerts (and a farmers market along the edge). You can see the tortoise and the hair bronze sculptures as this is where the marathon finish line. The scooper bowl (ice cream yum!) is often held in June in the Boston common (where you can wade in the frog pond). Take a swan boat ride in the public garden (and while there visit the famous bronze duck statues from make way for ducklings). Follow the red line (the freedom trail) and see Old north church and other sites of the revolution (it is painted on the brick). Head out to Jamaica Plain and row on Jamaica Pond (part of the emerald necklace)- a small fee and a drivers license is all it takes. Stroll along the Charles river. Visit the Museum of Science, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the art museum, the institute of contemporary art... What are you into? They've got it there!|
|03-21-2014 03:08 PM|
Oh! There are some great farmer's and artisan's markets in both Boston and Salem... I'll have to dig up the names when I get home..
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|03-21-2014 03:03 PM|
|Wolfiesmom||Try the duck tours in Boston. I always take my relatives on that when they come to visit. Its a fun tour. Walk the freedom trail, visit the USS Constitution. Aquarium and Museum of Science is fun. Santarpios is the best pizza place in the North End. The JFK Library is in Boston. I've never been there but people say it's a good take.There's the Bunker Hill Monument, and The Old North Church. There are all kinds of shows to see at The Wang Theater, The Colonial Theater too if you are into broadway type shows. Salem is good in the summer, but best at Halloween time. They have the House of Seven Gables and other witch houses. The Lizzie Borden House and Battleship Cove are in Fall River. Plymouth Plantation, The Mayflower, and Plymouth Rock are all in Plymouth.|
|03-21-2014 02:56 PM|
|holland||Marblehead is beautiful-the aquarium is great too-Love Boston-|
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