Spring travel season is here in New England! If you’re planning a visit to Boston and looking to stretch your legs, you’re in luck, because Boston is a great walking city. Here’s a route I took with some family a few weeks ago:
Start at South Station. If the T isn’t your thing, parking is only $9 max on weekends.
Head northeast via Atlantic Avenue and turn right on Congress Street toward the Harborwalk. Pass the Tea Ship and stroll alongside that dirty water.
You may or may not find this little piggy gone to Market.
Get back onto State Street and head west. Turn left on Tremont Street. Follow to Boston Common, the oldest city park in America.
Continue west and cross Charles Street and walk through the Public Garden, the oldest public botanical garden in America.
Exit the Garden onto Newbury Street and savor the old architecture. Drop in a high-end boutique or two.
Turn left onto Fairfield Street and walk a block to the Prudential Tower.
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Mapquest shows this route as three miles, but with all the poking around we did, my Fitbit recorded seven miles and 15,000 steps over three hours.
We rode up to the 52nd floor for snacks and drinks at Top of the Hub, featuring spectacular views, mediocre food, a solid wine list, and attitude to match the altitude.
And after this uber-Boston walk, we chose an UberBlack ride back to South Station.
I fell in love with travel on a trip to Mexico when I was nine years old. Since then, I’ve travelled the globe from Israel to El Salvador. I’ve skied the Swiss Alps and hiked national parks like Acadia, Zion, Shenandoah, and Virgin Islands. I’ve marvelled at masterpieces in the Prado, the Uffizi, the Huntington, and the National Gallery of Art. I’ve stayed in a cabin on a mountaintop in Norway and on a kibbutz along the Sea of Galilee, and been kicked out of the Ritz at the Place Vendôme. I’ve taken cooking classes from New England to the Caribbean, and watched a chef prepare traditional shakshuka in the kitchen of his restaurant in Tel Aviv. I weave historical research and my personal experiences together in writing this blog. I hope you find it helpful. Read more …