Boston is a great city, rich with history and culture. We spent 5 nights in the Boston area in mid August with my mom and nephew. We bought Go Boston cards which gave us admission to 56 attractions…we did not do them all!
We all learned more about American history, while on a duck tour (amphibious vehicles that tour land and water), city trolley and by walking the Freedom Trail. We watched the penguins at the Aquarium and the Great Apes at the Franklin Zoo. John, mom and I sampled beer at the Samuel Adams Brewery Tour, while they gave the kids some root beer! The kids and John explored the Museum of Science, while mom and I explored Isabella Gardner Museum. We all were fascinated with the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Oliver’s highlight was the afternoon spent on the Tall Ships, touring the Boston Harbour. Alex loved the day we spent north of Boston in Salem. Not only did we learn about the witch trials, but early American literature too! We toured the House of the Seven Gables, which is the setting of Nathan Hawthorne’s novel of the same title. The tour was intriguing enough that Alex wants to read the novel.
It was a perfect city for a family to visit, mixing learning and fun. Go Boston!