Boston Park Plaza and Towers – Hotel A great trip to Boston from August 22 to August 27th 2008.On August 22 2008. Fly to Boston from Canada.
Thunder Bay to Toronto then just an hour flight to Boston.
Uneventful flight. Enjoyed my wondering packet of corn chips and quarter can of coke on route to Boston VIA Air Canada.
Landing in Boston at a very reasonable time. Got my suitcase at Logan Airport. My bag looked like it had been kicked around a bit by the luggage people as there was a big dent on one side of the bag.
However, I won’t waste time with that. I wanted to start my trip.
So I was originally going to decide on going to save $ and take the T train into downtown. I figured I wanted to spoil myself and have some service.
So I took a taxi to my hotel downtown. At a great rate of over 25 bucks, as there’s a toll fee for the tunnel.
Arriving at the hotel. I realized I made the right decision on this hotel. Found a great promotion offer on Expedia for 40% off. The Boston Park Plaza hotel was right downtown. Plus I had a doorman take my bags from the back of the car to the front desk. Hotel was very nice inside, with big piano and swanky marble floors. The chandeliers inside were big and amazing as well. The elevators were really fast as well.
Location was key, it was right almost near the Boston Common and it was close to so many good things, a perfect choice.
After settling in for a little bit, I decided It was time to go off and explore this very nice city.
First stop I made it down the street to Beacon Ave. Went to the original Cheers bar a front sight of the hit tv show from the 1980’s. There it was, still looking the same from the tv show. Eventually this evening I will have my first drink of good ol Samual Adams at Cheers.
After that. I went to the Boston Common. This is Boston’s version to Central Park in New York City. Nice park, the Swan Boats are neat to see, plus the garderns are amazing and very green.
I figure I will begin my day with following parts of the Freedom Trail. It was amazing. Went to the State house and the 2 gravesites from the history days. I would go and and on and list everything. Too much to say. I will condense.
I ended up venturing off the Freedom Trail and I ended up going to Macy’s for a bit. Walked around the store for abit looking for a washroom, however When I did finally find one, it was closed. So Off again I went.
I ended up down to the Convention Center the nto the World TC.
This being my first day, was just a day to walk about and get my barrens etc on Boston.
I walked around the water front for awhile. Eventually I walked back through the GOVT center to my hotel.
For evening, I went to O’Conners pub a nice Irish pub and had some fish n chips and a good beer.
That was my first day. More to come.
Start day off with some coffee. Then onto the T train and I made it to the JFK museum off Rochester St. This museum profiles his life, from when he was growing up to his election to what he did in office to his death in the 1960’s/. Well displayed rooms and profiles etc. Good way to learn the life of this president. Talks about the cuban missile crisis, to the space race to all about his wife Onassis.
Next Stop today was to Harvard University. Oldest school in the USA Walking around here was like walking in a small town. Very amazing, so many buildings and covered many many blocks. I checked out the famous law school portion of Harvard. Seeing all the study bugs busy walking between each building.
Walked around the district of Cambridge another part of Boston.
This evening stopped at Cheers pub. for some Samuel Adams and a platter of stuff. A good mixture of onions and taters and bread sticks.
For my last day in Boston August 27th/
I did abit of shopping at the Prudential Centre. Some socks and souvenirs from barnes and noble and had lunch in the food court for chinese.
afterwards I went back to Revere Beach and walked another side I didn’t the day before. I think I have see all main parts of Boston, great city.
This evening stopped at Hanover St and had some italian food for tonight.
Thats all for the trip. Mission accomplished.
Will have more adventures later.
Start this morning off with a successful attempt at working the coffee maker. Coffee turned out black, which is I hope the proper color for coffee. Maybe I am addicted now?
First stop today I study up and buy a pass for the T train (subway) for the city. Very easy and convenient in use.
I make my first stop the New England Aquarium. Here was lots of cool penguins, fish, jelly fish, sharks and turtles. Many more as well
Very neat. A huge pool about 4 stories that housed many many creatures in it. Worth a look for anyone.
After I was done here, I walked around Hanover st- the Italian District. Stopped at Paul Revere’s house, which was another historic addition to Boston. Small house but neat to see as it dates back over 100 years.
Lots of diversity in this area.
A walked around some more now it was lunch time So i did a quick stop today at Mcdonalds’ . Big mac and coke was the meal.
So now I decided I want to venture outside of the city abit. I take the T train to Revere Beach to check it out? ITs no caribbean beach but nice area. Lots of people and sand everywhere. lots of good scenary here. I walked from one side to the other side of this area. Poeple were flying kites here and sand boarding.
After this I went back into town, stoped at another pub. The tv was on a game of Toronto and Boston for baseball, so i figured this is only time I will see a game in Boston, so here I am. Enjoyed a few Samuel Adams and had some Fish and Chips. The cod was a bit small this time, and salty but still good.
Headed back to hotel, but not without a stop at Ben and Jerry’s first time, I tried a Chocolate smoothie, very good!
That was my day 3
Woke up today bright and early to check more on this wonderful city. First adventure of the day was to walk up Commonwealth Ave. An amazing are of parks and residential. I had to stop everywhere to take photos of everything. As well I had to first figure out how to work the coffee maker in my room as I don;t drink coffee ever.
Eventually I made it down to Fenway Park, the Home of the Boston Red Sox. No game today, but I still got to see the stadium and the field. Amazing!.
Next I went to the Preduential Centre and went up to the Tower to view the city. Awesome view, from here I was able to map out the rest of my day.
I went down and went to the Christian Science centre. Checked out the fountain and church, totally breathtaking.
I now made me away across the Charles River Bridge and ended up at the MIT campus. A university of many historical buildings. Wish i could enroll here.
Walk around campus for a while.
From here I walked way to the Museum of Science. Very cool, place. learned all about weather and gravity. I highly recommend this place for everyone. Very well layed out and many floors, highly recommended for the whole family.
After the museum I made it to the Charleston Navy Yard, where I toured the old ship of USS Constitution. A great battle ship from the 1800’s. Learned alot about its history. So many cannons and the design of the ship was great.
I then went to the USS Constitution museum and learned the whole ships history and battle at the time. A treat for any history buff.
From here I made it to Bunker Hill in Charleston District. The area is very neat, lots of old homes and the street lights look like gas lamps from the 19th century.
This was my last stop of sightseeing for the day. Now I went for something to eat in Faneul Mall at a pub, the Point. Good pub, burger was good, good beer, samuel adams and service was great. The attractive female bartender greatly deserved my tip.
That was my 2nd day in Boston.