Boston – Old Boston

For my last walk around Boston, I went to where Boston began.  It’s a tiny block of buildings behind Boston City Hall and just north of the Faneuil Hall.  This tiny block of buildings house some of the oldest establishments in all of the United States. First, there’s The Bell in Hand Tavern.  It is America’s oldest tavern established in 1795.  It was opened up … Continue reading Boston – Old Boston

Boston – Samuel Adams Brewery

After a long walk from Fenway Park to Massachusetts Station on the Orange Line, I hopped on the T to Stony Brook Station.  One of my must-dos for my trip to Boston was a visit to the Samuel Adams Brewery. The brewery was a short walk through a residential neighbourhood from the T station.  Along the way, I unexpectedly encountered an art school just a … Continue reading Boston – Samuel Adams Brewery

Walking Boston – Fenway Park

A new day meant more walking. This fine Monday morning, the sky had stopped crying and I was able to get around without worrying about an umbrella.  First on today’s agenda was Fenway Park.  The grand old ballpark is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  I was hoping to actually catch a game at Fenway, but I believe I was a week or two too … Continue reading Walking Boston – Fenway Park

Walking Boston – MIT

After WardMaps, an adventure in desperately seeking restrooms, and an hour at a Starbucks in Central Square, I started to make my way to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  I was determined to walk the campuses of Harvard and MIT in one day.  They are two of the top universities in the entire world. On my way to MIT, I actually bumped into one … Continue reading Walking Boston – MIT

Walking Boston – Harvard Square to WardMaps

After my Harvard student-led tour and a quick break at Pinocchio’s Pizza, I made my way north from Harvard Square along Massachusetts Avenue.  I passed by the Cambridge’s Old Burying Ground, Cambridge Common, and some of the other Harvard University buildings along Mass Ave. Once I had walked north out of Harvard Square, the traffic was thinner and there were much less people walking.  Mass … Continue reading Walking Boston – Harvard Square to WardMaps

Walking Boston – Harvard University

1:30pm on an early April afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  About 20 of us gathered at Harvard Square for the student-led Hahvahd Tour.  The tour is earmarked at $10, but that’s just the recommended price.  You don’t pay until the end of the tour.  Most, if not almost all, of the money goes to a much-deserving Harvard freshman who is trying to get some extra beer … Continue reading Walking Boston – Harvard University

Walking Boston – Harvard Square

The next day was Sunday.  My coworkers were shuffling off to Logan International, while I took the T to Cambridge across the Charles River. I had booked an Airbnb.com accommodation for the next two nights. (I’ll talk about that some other time).  After meeting my hosts and dropping off my luggage, I was off and about for another day of walking. Homes in every town … Continue reading Walking Boston – Harvard Square

Walking Boston – North End

After the Quincy Market, we crossed over the highway, literally.  The wide swath of land that snakes its way along the edge of downtown is the highway, but it’s buried in an underground tunnel as a part of Boston’s Big Dig.  Now it’s a green space known as the Rose Kennedy Greenway so that people can easily walk to and from the neighbourhoods that were … Continue reading Walking Boston – North End

Walking Boston – Quincy Market

After the horrid Brutalism of Boston City Hall, we crossed the street to Boston’s old market, the Quincy Market. It’s really a tourist attraction with all the tourist trappings, but it’s all in good travelling, and all in good walking too.  The sun was starting to set and the chill was starting to set in.  This had been the warmest afternoon of our whole stay … Continue reading Walking Boston – Quincy Market

Walking Boston – Tremont Street

After venturing through the Boston Common and Public Garden, we passed by the Massachusetts State House.  We made our way down Park Street to Tremont Street.  On the corner of Park and Tremont is the Park Street Church.  This is one of the major landmarks along the Freedom Trail. The Park Street Church simply dominates the corner of Park and Tremont with it’s 217-foot tall … Continue reading Walking Boston – Tremont Street