Latitude 34 Guide to Boston

Latitude 34 Guide to Boston

Latitude 34 Guide to Boston
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Latitude 34 Guide to Boston

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Marina and I have been lucky enough to travel to some pretty far flung corners of the world, so it is great to be able and explore some great cities a little closer to home. During our time in the states between our return from Thailand and our departure for Ireland, we spent a fun filled wild weekend in Boston and explored all we could in our short few days in the city.

Having never visited Boston before (seriously? I lived in DC for 18 years and never made it up there!), we both jumped at the chance to explore Boston. My younger sister lives almost inside of Fenway Park, and while we visited in January and no games we being played, between staying with her and our amazing stay at the Mandarin Oriental, we had the perfect launching pad for our adventures.

Boston has one of the richest histories in America and we had a list a mile long of places we wanted to visit. While we unfortunately didn’t get to them all, we sure did manage to squeeze a lot into our long weekend, so we wanted to give you our complete guide to Boston!

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20140111 10. Ride the “T” – Major cities all over the world have complex and world renowned public transportation and while most have hear of the Underground in London or the L in Chicago, none are steeped in quite as much history as the T in Boston. Public transportation first launched in 1631 throughout Boston and while the T didn’t come until a bit later, quite a few of the original stops are still in daily use. A ride will only cost you about $2 and will get you to any stop on any line. The T is a perfect way to get around the city and is very cheap as well.

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“We were taught the 4 phases when sampling our beers and each given seemingly endless samples of 3 of their current beers on tap, the first of course being the world famous Boston Lager…”

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9. Visit the Prudential Center – The Prudential Center is one of the tallest buildings in all of Boston and while the base is home to one quite impressive mall, spend the $15 to take the elevator to the 50th floor for an amazing 360 degree view of the city. From the top we easily spotted Fenway Park, the vast curves of the Charles River and both MIT and Harvard. If you are in Boston on a clear day, make a bee line to the “Pru” and head to the top!

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So there you have it! We had one wild weekend in Boston and took in as much as we could. Surely one of America’s most interesting cities, there is a seemingly endless list of things to experience in the city. Have you been to Boston and think we left something off our list? Remember, we visited in the winter months so feel free to comment below with anything we missed and we wish you a wonderful time if you ever find yourself in Boston in the future!

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.H . jeffjohnsheadshotJeff Johns is the co-founder and editor of Latitude 34 Travel Blog. Through 65 countries on 6 continents he has accumulated a seemingly endless stream of odd information, interesting stories and helpful tips and tricks to better travel. Jeff’s goal is to visit all 204 countries on Earth before he is too senile to remember them all. A graduate of the Visual Journalism program at the Brooks Institute, his true passions lay in honest visual storytelling, documentary filmmaking, Thai food and a good laugh. Together with his girlfriend Marina, they run Latitude 34 Travel Blog as a source of helpful information for those who love to travel or those who simply dream of it. If you have a comment or suggestion, send them an email at hello@latitudethirtyfour.com and they’ll respond super fast!

11 COMMENTS

  1. A great write-up here guys on the city of Boston. We have yet to visit this part of the States either but we are hoping to head to the north east over Memorial Day and take a 4-5 day road trip around the ‘smaller’ states at the same time stopping by Boston to check out some of the sights.

    Would love to do the Sam Adams Brewery tour, we did the Anheuser Busch tour in St. Louis this summer and it was a great experience – of course, the free samples at the end always make the tour worthwhile, even if you are not really interested in the process.

    Great job guys, keep up the great work!
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    • I thought I might have been years ago too! We were a bit embarrassed we had never been considering how close I grew up from Boston but it was a great time and an amazing city. Here’s to hoping we can go back in the summer!

    • We’d love to go back too! We tried to go to as many places as we could but it’s almost impossible in just a couple days. Hope to go back in the summer and walk all of the Freedom Trail and get outside of the city a bit more as well and explore further.

  2. I have been to New York only in the States. We travelled for a year and a half, but we couldn’t visit the US in this trip. Doing a roadtrip there is one of our dreams to do for the near future, and Boston will surely be one of the places we will visit, thanks for the tips!
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