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Travel Tip Thursday –Best tips and tricks for getting around and enjoying Boston
Boston has a lot to show you. That’s why I want to give you some recommendations how to get around and enjoy the city.
Explore the Boston’s history
Being one of the oldest cities in the USA, Boston has a rich history to share with tourists. The first attraction which will allow you to enjoy the time is the Freedom Trail. This is a 2.5-mile red-line route that takes you to 16 historically sites.
The ticket prices fit between $6-12 and can be purchased online.
Another way to embrace the Boston’s culture is to visit the USS Constitution. For non-US residents, it’s a must to present a passport. The USS Constitution is an old battleship preserved safely during the American Revolutionary War period.
The visit is free of charge.
Explore the Boston’s natural environment
By natural environment, I mean the Emerald Necklace, which is a Boston’s wealth. It’s an ensemble of parks which extends to the Brookline city. One of the parks, named Arnold Arboretum, is being under the supervision and protection of the Harvard University. The highest point of the Peters Hill will give you a stunning view over the city.
The first included park in the ensemble of Emerald Necklace, Jamaica Pond, will give you unforgettable memories near the natural lake formed by glaciers. This is one of the perfect places for a promenade alongside your loved ones.
Things to do for kids
If you are traveling with kids, you shouldn’t worry about the things they can do while in Boston. I recommend you to take them to Boston Commons. This is the oldest public park in the USA.
Besides the fact that children will enjoy the beauty of nature, they will have fun and also enrich their knowledge in a place full of history. Let them feed the ducks in the lake, but also admire their gold statues, called Make Way for Ducklings. Inside the park, for just $3, your kids can take a ride on the Frog Pond carousel.
Another good idea is to visit the Children’s Museum. This one will entertain your children with the funniest bubble rooms, playgrounds and a lot of jocular activities.
Explore the Boston’s surroundings by a bicycle
Besides being a healthy way of life, cycling offers you more freedom to stop and take some pictures or just admiring an attraction.
The most used bike share program in Boston is Hubway. It has over 1.000 stations and 1.000 bikes waiting for travelers to take a ride. These are available in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville.
The program lets you choose between annual membership, monthly membership, 3-day pass or 24 hours pass and is open in spring summer and autumn seasons.
For example, a 24-hour pass costs $8 and a 3-day pass costs $15. The prices are very accessible. For more information, check the Hubway’s official website.
Choose between public transport and taxi
Boston has a well-developed infrastructure. You can choose between taking a taxi or a public bus from the airport and reverse, for example. Using the first one, you will pay around 25 US Dollars till the center of the city.
If you choose the local bus, you have to purchase the ticket with just 1,70- 2 US Dollars and for a subway one-way ticket between $2.25-2.75. In order not to get lost, an advice is to buy a local map that has some well-defined transport routes.
What other tips would you recommend for enjoying the time in Boston?
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