Our First Trip to Boston: July 2016
It was our family’s first trip to Boston! Wow, its such a beautiful city! Friends recommended that we get to know this historic city via the Boston Duck Tour and it was sure worth it! This is actually like two tours in one, an hour on land and 20 minutes on water! The starting point we chose was the Museum of Science which was nearest from the hotel we were staying. Our adventure begins as we boarded on the vessel which travels in land and water which is called the “DUCK” a World War II style vehicle. We were then greeted by our narrator/conductor who was fantastic and entertaining! She did a great job in narrating our sight seeing tour. Riding on the Duck Tour gave us a comfortable way of getting to know Boston’s top’s sites in the city and thus we were able to determine which sites we want to go back to!
Places to Visit in Boston
Some of the famous landmarks we saw are:
Copley Place/ Arts Square
Boston Common/ Public Gardens
Museum of Science
Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market
Boston Public Library
And the best surprise of all, we actually travelled in water which is my favorite – the “Splashdown!” Your driver/captain immerses your DUCK vehicle right into the Charles River for a spectacular view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines! It was one of the most amazing rides we ever took!
We hope to visit Boston again soon!
Are you planning to go sightseeing soon? Here’s my own checklist of things to bring which might be helpful for you:
Where to Stay in Boston
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How to Get to Boston
If you’re already in the US, a typical flight non-stop flight from the West Coast, i.e., San Francisco to Boston takes 5 hours and a half hours and costs around $400 during the summer months.
From Asia, ie Japan Narita International Airport, a non-stop flight takes around 13 hours and would cost around $1,300.
From the UK, ie London Heathrow International Airport, a non-stop flight is around 7.5 hours and costs around $900.
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