Well, we're back. It was VERY cold the first week of April and some of the "goBoston card" attractions were closed. All in all, it was a great vacation though. The BeanTown Trolley didn't really turn out the way we had hoped. We thought we would be able to ride it to and from each attraction the first 2 days and it didnt quite work out. We ended up getting a subway pass and riding the rails most of the trip. The Boston Duck Tour was fun, but waaay too cold and there wasn't a lot of photo opportunity (we're big on scrapbooking and take a LOT of pictures). The best tour we took was def on the trolley in Salem. The drivers got off and allowed us to take pictures off the bus at any sight we wanted. They also took us around some areas not typically on the tour because we had riden around with them a couple of times. We learned of an "island" in Salem that was only accessed via boat and there were no cars on the island. It was usually a summer getaway.
We didnt make it to a few of the items on our list. The one we tracked half way across town for that was totally for kids was the 5 Wits Tomb. It was full of parents "helping" their kids and it should have been for ONLY kids.
The Mary Baker Eddy Library and the Museum of Science were both AWESOME. The architecture was beautiful and I loved seeing all the buildings and hearing their history.
Chinatown was nothing like the Chinatown in NYC. We actually felt unsafe there.
The Prudential Tower and the Old North Church were closed. We didnt make it to the USS Constitution. Other things we decided to skip because we saw the outside and weren't really all that interested in touring the inside.
We ate at Cheers and they had an awesome Cosmopolitan and an even more awesome Fenway Dog. That was probably the best hot dog I have ever eaten. However, the Boston Hot Dog Co had a pretty awesome dog too.
We def want to go back and spend more time in Salem. there was a LOT to do that we needed many more days for.