Notes on the first day:
We did the first part of the freedom trail with a guided tour - it covers the first eleven (of 16) stops, but they're all close together, and you get a lot of back story, as the guide takes you through the cemetary where many revolutionaries were burried.
Boston's Earth Day festival - Guster, a home town favorite band, performed, and free food and drinks were given out
Dinner at Tanjore was great - one of the best Indian restaurants I've been to, including those in New York.
Finale is an amazing dessert place - each dish is unique. We chose the sampler, which gave us 9 mini desserts (about two bites big), and that was definitely the way to go, to try all of their seasonal specialties.
Highlights of the second day:
The second part of the freedom trail we did on the second day, ending in the North end for Dinner.
Dinner at Massimo's was a great recommendation by a friend who lives in Boston. The North End is extremely hectic, and Massimo's was delicious, while offering some quiet and relaxation after a long day walking all over the city. The food was excellent, and portions were large, which is unusual for a nicer restaurant.
Mike's Pastries lived up to its hype - I ate cannoli for breakfast the next morning before I even left my bed.
Also a note about the hotel - Club Quarters was excellent. It was no major frills, but the location a few blocks from Boston Common meant that we were in walking distance of most things we wanted to do, and on every major subway line. The room was great - the bed was extremely comfortable (sometimes not the case for hotels), there was a flat pannel TV, and the alarm clocked had an audio-in jack to play my mp3 player off of.