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Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Weekend Getaway to Historic Boston

Downtown Boston Massachusetts
The city of Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It's the capital city of the state of Massachusetts and is rich in history and culture. The city holds historical importance and was host to several key events of the American Revolution. It was the site for the famous Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston.

We had the opportunity to visit this historical city for the weekend and jumped on that opportunity. While our trip was mainly for business purposes, we were able to squeeze in a few fun things too! The city is beautiful architecture and is always hustling and bustling with activity. As you wonder through the downtown and back bay areas, you'll be greeted with plenty of things to do!
The Charles River in Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts

The Charles River runs between Boston and Cambridge and offers residents and visitors a ton of activities to do. You can enjoy boating, sailing, fishing, etc. Throughout the year (especially on July 4th) you'll find all kinds of festivals, fairs and events going on along the river. The photo above was taken while we were standing on the Cambridge side and looking over towards Boston.

One of the things that really impressed us about Boston was the charming people who call the city HOME. The locals were extremely-friendly and were more than happy to give us some of the local history. You can really tell that the residents take great pride in their city and the historical importance that it played in our country's history.
Kings Dining & Entertainment in Boston Massachusetts

During the one evening we wondered into Kings Dining & Entertainment which is a combination restaurant, bar, bowling alley, billiards, shuffleboard, skeeball, etc. Kings is located at 50 Dalton Street in the Back Bay district and is open 7 days a week. We were referred to Kings by some of the locals and had made reservations for dinner earlier that day. I highly suggest that you make dinner reservations if you can, they can get really busy, especially during the weekend. Our food was perfectly prepared and delicious! After dinner we enjoyed a game of bowling and a few games of skeeball before heading back to our hotel room.
Town Clock in Downtown Boston Massachusetts
Waymarking is something that we enjoy doing when we travel, so we were pretty excited to stumble upon the Boston Town & City Clock. We enjoy documenting these clocks and have set up an entire board over on Pinterest to document them during our travels. If this is something that interests you, you can check out our Town & City Clocks Pinterest Board for additional photos and information.
Boston Red Sox MLB Team at Fenway Park in Massachusetts
If you enjoy MLB (Major League Baseball) and watching the Boston Red Sox'll want to plan ahead. We enjoy baseball and although the Boston Red Sox are not our favorite team, we took advantage of our opportunity to go see them play at Fenway Park. Thankfully we were there during a middle of the afternoon home game, so the stadium wasn't packed. We really enjoyed it!
Boston Architectural College in Massachusetts

The Boston Architectural College is New England's largest private college. It's one of the premiere architectural colleges on the east coast, certainly in the northeast. It opened its doors to students for the first time in December 1889. There are approximately 300 professional educators with over 700+ degree students. You'll find it located in Boston in the Back Bay district. We really enjoyed looking at the exterior of the building, since we enjoy looking at old, historic buildings.

We're located in south central Pennsylvania and if you're located in our will take you approximately 8-10 hours to get there by car. If you're looking to fly to save on time, you can find some direct flights out of Harrisburg International Airport which will get you there in less than 2 hours. There are connecting flights that leave out of HIA too.
The Charles River in Boston Massachusetts

We really enjoyed our little weekend getaway to historic Boston and we're really looking forward to visiting again next year for an official vacation. The next time we're there we'll be visiting some of the historical sites, since those are the type's of tourist attractions that we really enjoy visiting.

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