Boston is the next stop recommended on any tour of the USA through the Northeast. It’s a historic city, with lots to offer the kids and parents alike. And it has a lot on the culinary side to offer as well.
We stayed on the waterfront, at the Marriott Renaissance Waterfront hotel. It had gorgeous views, and was a bit outside the hectic street life of Fanueil Hall area or Boston Commons. We liked staying there, and having a bit of a walk, about 30 minutes to the main attractions. We also found several nice restaurants close by, like Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Restaurant on the waterfront, and Rowe’s Wharf Sea Grille.
We had a lot of activity during the days, filled with history and some fun as well. We took a guided tour of the Boston Tea Party boat, and learned a lot about the history and start of the American Revolution. The Boston Tea Party Museum offered this guided tour, complete with actors playing roles of Samuel Adams, and other historic characters, and had some very good high tech presentations as well. For over an hour they kept our attention as they detailed the historic night of the Tea Party, and explained the context and significance of this event.
Later that day, we got back on the water again, this time on a Duck Tour of Boston Harbor. This amphibious vehicle, invented during WWII, takes you from the Boston Aquarium through the streets of Boston, with a narration of the history, and points out significant historic buildings, the you glide into the harbor, and it become a boat. It’s very fun, and also quite informative.