Tuesday, my last day in Boston was expected to be the best weather of the trip so I was up early. One of the places, of many, I missed was the Public Gardens near Boston Common. So I made a coffee in my room and headed over early.
This is a beautiful park with lots of flowers and trees and as it was at Boston Common, people were running, walking and, walking their dogs. There is a bridge going over a pond and at that pond, you can ride around the pond on swan boats. These operate only during the summer through Labor Day. At the far end of the park facing straight down Commonwealth Ave, you will find the George Washington Statue.
During my visit I was in search of a diner but never found it but did find a nice coffee shop called The Well Coffee House on State Street. A nice atmosphere and great bagels at reasonable prices.
After that I went back to the hotel and got packed up and checked out of my room. In most cases, hotels will hold your luggage while you explore either before you check in or after you check out so always ask. I left my luggage with the bellman and headed out.
After finally finding the t-shirt I wanted and a hat for my Dad, I headed back down towards Quincy Market. This time down there, I went past the market and all the way to the waterfront.
The blue sky was slowly starting to show and the dampness had started to subside. If you keep going straight past the Long Wharf Marriott, you do come to Long Wharf. Along the right side of the Marriott, you can find tour boats and booths where you can by tickets. You will also have a view of the New England Aquarium and a fantastic view of the Boston Harbor. Along the way there was a bar, not open when I was thee, called The Landing where you could grab a beverage and enjoy the water views,
There are a lot of green spaces in Boston and down at Long Wharf you will find Christpher Columbus Park and the Jackie Kennedy Greenway running down Atlantic Ave. After my journey to the waterfront it was time for the hike back to the hotel to grab my luggage and get an Uber to the airport. I still had time as my flight was delayed again but it was a weekday and knew if I waited too late, traffic would be bad.
I mentioned this in Day 1 but remember the drop off for Uber and Lyft are not right at the terminals so give yourself time to get to your gate. I will say the Boston airport is odd, I have never gone up and down so many escalators in an airport before, I guess because of the way its built. But, overall a decent airport. Due to my delay, I asked Delta for a meal voucher and believe it or not, got one. There were not a lot of food options in Terminal A but did find a Chipotle type stand.
My trip was over but I am already thinking about returning next year as there was so much more I wanted to see. The New England Aquarium, South Boston, the Boston Tea Party ship and much more. If you are interested in visiting Boston or simply have questions, feel free to reach out at my email below.
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