Some possible stuff to do in Boston for people visiting us

Once you get to our condominium, look at all the Boston books on the bookshelf near the TV. You might carry the AIA Architecture Guide with you. The Whitehead book (I think that's his name) on the topographical history of Boston is a real eye opener about how the city of Boston developed. There are also Boston maps on the desk in the living-dining room and on the bedroom bookshelf bottom shelf.

If you like walking, the walking the Freedom Trail gets you to many key historic places. See: There various ways to do this. I think the Freedom Trail starts on the Boston Common at the visitor center on Tremont Street, a couple of blocks from the intersection of Park Street and Tremont (take the Green Line from near our place to the Park Street station). You can also walk a shorter version called the Heart of the Freedom Trail, which I think starts at the National Historic Park Center on State Street behind the Old State House.

For several years (some years ago) Sara gave historic/architectural tours of Boston By Foot. These are typically excellent, by volunteer guides who must really know their stuff (vs. the made up history you get on some of the motorized tours). See:

Sara's or my favorite historic sites in order might be (and mostly for architectural reasons):

On or near the Freedom Trail

In Back Bay

Kennedy Library

Beacon Hill


Some restaurants within a few blocks walk of our place.