Day 2 for us was sightseeing day. Now let me say that when we go sightseeing, we go hard. So we try to get through alot in a day. A heads up for those of you that have been to New York, London, etc and have found you couldn't see everything in 3-5 days; this is not the case with Boston. In all honesty, we found we got to see everything we wanted pretty much in one day. If you want to go more leisurely, you can likely get through in two days easy.
We left the hotel at 7:30 am to get to the Marriott Long Wharf by 9 am. There are lots of tours that leave from here. We went with Old Town Trolleys , since it was the only one that went to Fenway Park. A must for us. It was $32 per person. This was where we stopped...
Paul Revere House - Really neat house located right in the middle of a residential area. Not a tourist trap area at all. In fact, it is located on a bit of a square, with a number of local businesses and pubs. Again, these are not tourist pubs and actually serve the local community. Fun to see, but not worth the $3 each to go in an look around.
Paul Revere Monument & Mall - A beautiful park that lets you cut through to the Old North Church.
Old North Church - This was really cool. Just really interesting to see such an important part of history. Free to go in to look around and take pictures.
U.S.S. Constitution - Neat to see. We only spent a couple minutes here. If you're really interested in this, make sure you get there on the hour. Tours begin on the hour and we just missed out. Didn't want to wait around for 45 minutes for a short tour.
This was also the stop for the Bunker Hill Monument, but it was a ten minute walk from the stop and it was far too cold!
This stop was literally across the street from stop number 1, where we got on. We didn't realize this area of town was so packed together.
Faneuil Hall & Qunicy Market - Really neat outdoor mall with an indoor food court strip. An interesting look.
Cheers - It was lunch time and we figured we'd make up for the dinner we had missed at Cheers the night before. Now this one isn't the "Original" one shown on the show. This was the replica that was suppossed to look like the one from the show. It fit the same theme, but don't expect it to look the same. The food was good though and pretty reasonably priced. You get a 10% discount from the trolley tour. About $20 for both of us.
Fenway Park - We got there about 2 pm, but unfortunately, Fenway Park tours were sold out for the rest of the day. They suggested getting there around 11 am or 12 pm to ensure tickets. We went back the next day.
Trinity Church - The church was just beautiful. We went and walked around. They had tours, but it was $4.50 each for a self guided tour and it didn't really hit any of the interesting stuff (i.e. The basement's tombs.) So we decided just to tkae pictures outside. The Boston Public Library is located directly across the street.
The Original Cheers - Just stopped off to take pictures outside.
This was the major stuff for us. One stop had the State Buildings, but they weren't open on the weekend. We just went to a movie in the evening, as we wanted to go to a Bruins game, but again, tickets were expensive and we were on a budget.