Boston for first timers

By Seema Gurnani, Blogger   |   Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 04:58 Hrs
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Boston for first timers

From taking a walk along the Freedom Trail or just a leisurely stroll around the Public Garden, Boston is a captivating destination, especially for first time visitors. A newcomer, will no doubt find it overwhelming as to what to see and what to leave, assuming the time frame is limited. There are unlimited things to do in Boston so it is essential to follow these tips to make the most out your trip.

There are a few easy options of getting to the city centre once you arrive. The airport shuttle to the subway station runs every five minutes. The Silver and Blue Line bus services provide access to the main transportation hub for onward connection.

To begin with, no matter which part of the year you are in Boston, just don't dream of forgetting to do the Freedom Trail. This historic walking tour is divided into two sections to make it manageable. Various agencies, including the Freedom Trail Foundation offer guided walks of both sectors, complete with history and architecture tours.

Getting around Boston is fun, as tours both by water and land are very popular. It is advisable to book ahead as these excursions are ideal for families and children since they are both entertaining and educational. The Beantown Trolley tour is one of the most sought after, as it allows you to hop on and off along the route./p>

Boston has numerous museums, which are enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Some of the famous names include Children's Museum, The Museum of Fine Art and the Museum of Science. The New England Aquarium is a great draw with younger children and remains very crowded most of the time.

For those looking to spend a few days in Boston it is recommended to go for an all inclusive Go Boston Card. The card allows you to experience pretty much all the good spots and that too at a fixed price. Skip the line privileges are allowed on the busy sections with this pass.

Shopping fanatics need to head to Newbury Street, with its wide range of boutique shops and restaurants. Antique lovers can have their fill at Charles Street. It has the best antique outlets as well as some fun restaurants. History buffs should visit Charlestown, just on the other side of Charles River to the Navy Yard, home to the US Constitution.

Boston also happens to be a town for sports addicts, practically with some event or the other taking place round the year. From hockey, basketball to baseball at the historic Fenway park, the town is sportsman's paradise.

Boston is a compact city and perfect for walking. The Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a beehive of activity at all times. Hundreds of bars, street performers, a variety of food joints serving the best seafood, makes this place a must visit on any itinerary.

Boston is a vibrant city, full of history and culture and is considered to be one of the most popular destinations in America. The unique points of interest, highlighted here, especially for the new visitor, will make your Boston trip all the more enthralling.

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