LaVonne visits Boston, MA
If you would like to discover history, the Freedom Trail is a great way to do this in Boston. You will need to plan your time and what you will see. There is a lot of walking, so a couple of days for the Trail would be the best. I do recommend that you take a Gray Line Tour to get a feel for the area. We took a full day tour which took us around Boston, Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. We received a lot of information on the tour and were able to see many of the places in the area. We also visited Salem where they had the witch trials, Rockport which is a great seaside town, and Somerville where we ate at the Boston Burger Company which was on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. I tried the signature burger which was shown on Triple D, the Mac Attack (homemade 4 cheese mac n’ cheese with bacon). It was very good. A visit to the JFK Presidential Library while in Boston is very interesting. We stayed in Peabody, had a car to travel around, but we parked the car and rode the T (the train) into Boston which costs $14 each way ($7 if you are a senior) and the subway. You purchase a Charlie Card for the subway and you can add money to the card or purchase a new one each time. Depending on the length of time in the area, you may want to purchase a pass for the T and/or the subway. We also had a Boston Go Card, which got us into many places in Boston as well as Salem, Lexington and Concord. There was so much to see and do in Boston and the surrounding area. It is great for individuals as well as families.