Boston & New York: East Coast Rivals

April 6, 2015  -  April 10, 2015

Today was very full. After arriving at the airport, we went directly to the historic area of Boston and walked to the Old State House. From there we visited Dunkin' Donuts for a warm beverage while we continued our walk to the Old Corner Bookstore, the Old South Meeting House, by the City Hall - the former place where the Boston Latin School was located and a statue of Benjamin Franklin stands - and went on past the Omni Parker House (home of the Boston Cream Pie), Old Granary Burying Ground, Park Street Church, Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House, Beacon Hill Monument, Memorial to the Boston Firefighters, King's Chapel and Burying Ground, and the Tea Kettle for the former Oriental Tea Company. Then continued on to the North end, where we saw a little bit of Little Italy and Paul Revere's house, Old North Church, and stopped by Modern Pastries for a cannoli, before heading to dinner and dessert at Quincy Marketplace. The evening was finally completed with a bus ride (we finally rode! ) to the Prudential Center for a 360° view of Boston 50 stories up at the Skywalk. Once we got to the hotel around 10, it was time to get ready for sleep and prepare for our next day, to begin in Salem.