Whirlwind Weekend – Boston by Foot + Wiki Offline Winners Announced

A Stroll Through One of the Oldest Cities in America

Although I’m not a big fan of cities, there’s something about Boston that I find utterly charming.  My first visit was a few years ago, when Mr. Travelbypoints and I were relative neophytes to the world of whirlwind travel.  If memory serves correctly, we budgeted two full days to tour the city, a more than generous amount of time in today’s travel currency.

This trip, we had a full 24 hours to see the sights and sounds of America’s Cradle of Liberty and having checked the Freedom Trail off the bucket list during our previous trip, we turned our attention to other notable attractions.  Up on the agenda were the Public Garden, a ferry tour of the Inner Harbor, a guided walking tour of Harvard University and a stroll in downtown Boston.

All in a day’s sightseeing.

True to form, Boston did not disappoint.  From succulent lobster rolls to breathtaking strolls along the historic waterfront, the weekend was packed with activities that could easily keep the average traveler busy for several days.  In the interest of time and sanity, we ended up having to waitlist several excursions for a future visit.

If you’ve never visited Boston, here are some highlights from our weekend that should give you a few ideas on how to spend a few lazy days in one of the oldest cities in America.

Boston in the Fall

Boston Inner Harbor

Boston in the Fall

Boston Skyline at twilight from the Inner Harbor Ferry

Boston in the Fall

Ship docked in the Inner Harbor

Boston in the Fall

Harvard University

Boston in the Fall

Boston Public Garden – my favorite place in Boston!

Boston in the Fall

Eye popping fall foilage at the Public Garden

Boston in the Fall

View of the Lagoon from the footbridge at the Public Garden

Boston in the Fall

More luscious fall foilage

Boston in the Fall

Mr. Travelbypoints wanders the garden…

Boston in the Fall

Downtown Boston

Boston in the Fall

Old State House, birthplace of the American Revolution

Boston in the Fall

Colorful signs in downtown Boston

Wiki Offline App Winners

Winners – FEV7, WorldTraveler and Brian

Congratulations to the three lucky winners of the Wiki Offline Contest. Winners, please look out for an email from me with the code to download the app. Thanks to everyone who participated and shared their favorite beach destinations with us!

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  • FEV7

    Thank you so much!  I am really excited about this app, and will definitely use it on an upcoming trip.   I am sure that it will greatly enhance our trip!

    • http://www.travelwhimsy.com/ Prana

      You’re very welcome.  Enjoy!

  • http://vegaspixie.com/ Kim P

    These are some gorgeous pictures of Boston!

    • http://www.travelwhimsy.com/ Prana

      Thanks, Kim!