Boston Welcome – Broad Overview
Introduction to historic and contemporary Boston highlighting our colonial, seafaring, intellectual past, historic firsts, spots where today’s Bostonians live, play and shop. Key historic landmarks and districts -- Mass. State House, Old South Meeting, Granary Burying Ground, the Boston Massacre, Revere House, Old North, Old Ironsides, Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Seaport, North End, Fenway, Charlestown, Harvard/MIT. A drive tour or a drive/walk tour.
Boston Up Close – Focused Overview
An overview of the city, but with special attention given to a favorite location, era or topic, such as Beacon Hill, academic Boston, 19th Century Boston, innovation Boston, or our evolving seaport. A drive/walk tour.
By far the favorite walking tour. All the signature landmarks of Colonial and Revolutionary Boston, with enriching insights and detours. Walk from the North End to the Common or the reverse. The Freedom Trail exists in the heart of Boston’s central business and shopping area, guaranteeing an exploration both historic and contemporary.
Other walking tour possibilities
Back Bay. The Fenway. Harvard and MIT. The Waterfront. South End.
Days Out from Boston
Lexington and Concord
Where the American Revolution began – the Battle Green in Lexington, the Battle Road in Lincoln, North Bridge in Concord. Home to America’s Transcendentalists Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathanial Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau. Classic New England homes and main streets.
The Other Cape, located on the North Shore. Smaller and closer than Cape Cod, and in many ways more charming and dramatic. Rockport has artsy boutiques and galleries. The more industrial Gloucester is home to America’s oldest working fishing fleet and to Rocky Neck, America’s oldest art colony.
Before there was Boston, there was Plymouth. Visit Plimouth Plantation, which recreates life in the shortlived Puritan Colony and of the Native American Wampanoags. Also Mayflower II, a replica of the small ship that brought the Puritans to the New World.