Back in the Bay

I might be back in the Bay, but it’s time for a recap of Boston: Day One edition.

Since I promised a follow-up post on Thursday and then figured out  that I had fo I had forgotten my camera’s transfer cable at home, here’s a look back. I’ll do my best not to turn the next few posts into a complete photo dump, but no promises since I’m really excited to share anything and everything Boston.

After arriving in Boston and finding a hotel (while waiting in the airport)

Typical last minute fashion-booking a hotel from the Boston airport.

and dropping off our stuff at The Charlesmark Hotel (which was a great deal, had a super friendly staff and was right in the middle of downtown)

Excited about our hotel find-or just flight fatigued.

we hit the ground running with sightseeing via the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 walking trail (well 2.5 miles if you don’t get lost) that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, which I found really exciting since I am a complete history nerd. We had a lot of fun along the trail, taking in the Boston Commons,

Boston Commons

the Old State House, where the Declaration of Independence was first proclaimed in 1776 (the site of the Boston Massacre is right next door),

The Old State House

and Faneuil Hall, which has served as a marketplace, and more famously as a political meetinghouse, since 1742.

Inside Faneuil Hall

After a few directional mishaps and lots of walking, we arrived at the part of the trail I was most excited about-Paul Revere’s house (!!!).

Paul Revere’s House

Did anyone else have to memorize the “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” in elementary school?

There were no photos allowed inside-but I did manage to snap one (don’t tell anyone).

The face of history tour fatigue.

It was so much fun to see the historical sites I had heard about in history classes and I even met up with a few old friends-

Much to my chagrin, we visited the Harvard campus. Luckily, Becca wore Princeton orange.

and walked around the Harvard campus and Cambridge. Even though I will always be a Princeton Tiger, I have to admit that the campus is pretty stunning.

All in all, I think we got in a fair amount of activity for one day-9 miles of walking to be exact (my fitbit always comes in handy for trips!)

Stay tuned for a recap of the rest of the trip!

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