Boston and New York

Back in August, Caroline and I went on vacation to Boston and New York City. It was kind of a whirlwind trip, as we only were gone for a week, and things have been pretty crazy for me ever since then with school and work, so I just got pictures from the trip up on Flickr this week.

I had never been to Boston or New York before. Prior to the trip, I was really excited about visiting Boston and wasn’t really looking forward to the Big Apple (it was Caroline who insisted on that part), but in hindsight, I was completely wrong. Other than Fenway Park and a few other places, Boston was somewhat of a disappointment*, while I thought that New York City was incredible (not as cool as London, but still really nice).

A few things we did/saw while there:
  • Freedom Trail in Boston (A lot of Revolution-related landmarks including the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House, the graveyard where several founding fathers were buried, etc.)
  • Boston Harbor (disappointing…barely a mention of the Boston Tea Party)
  • Harvard University
  • Fenway Park (awesome; maybe the high point of the trip)
  • Grand Central Station
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Chrysler Building
  • Empire State Building
  • Macy’s (definitely more exciting for Caroline than for me)
  • Times Square
  • Dinner in Little Italy
  • Chinatown
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (I might devote a separate post to this—it was really cool)
  • Ground Zero
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • South Pacific on Broadway
Most of these places we visited on foot—we’d leave our hotel in the morning and then walk around all day. It really was a lot of fun, but pretty tiring as well. I wish we could’ve had another week.

*For a town with so much history, I thought Boston did a pretty lame job of preserving/sharing it. I was really excited about the Freedom Trail, but only a few of the stops were very worthwhile (like the Old North Church for example, which was excellent). Boston would be an ideal location for a comprehensive American Revolution museum…someone should get on that.


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