In a few weeks, I will be traveling to Boston to take a short break from everyday life. A. and I will be driving up to Boston by way of Newport, Rhode Island to do some sight seeing, relaxing, and enjoying a bit of New England.
So far, we have plans to tour a few of Newport’s mansions, walk the Freedom Trail, see Blue Man Group, and hang out in the hotel’s pool. A. says we must visit the Public Garden to paddle on the Swan Boats. I’m sure we’ll make our way to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market at some point; we’ll have five days to make the most of the vacation.
As far as the hotel goes, I did some shopping around to find something not more than just a few miles out of the city for a reasonable price. The best deals were 30 miles outside of the city, a little bit farther than we would have liked for going into the city four days. We settled for paying a little bit more to stay at a hotel less than 6 miles from downtown. After comparing the prices offered by a number of websites, I called the hotel reservation line to get a better rate than what I could find online. The magic words in this case were, “Triple A.”
Any Bostonites have some suggestions for more things to do?
Updated October 9, 2016 and originally published July 21, 2007.