I wouldn’t normally consider myself a budget traveler as I do enjoy the luxurious side of travel, but when an opportunity comes up for a great deal, far be it for me to look a gift horse in the mouth.
Upon spending time in Boston, MA for work lately, i quickly became familiar with the Boston Freedom Trail. There are advertisements for walking tours, bus tours and even themed tours. With this much advertising, I knew this was something I wanted to experience.
Some quick searching online the following day brought up some great recommendations for the multiple tours, companies, etc. After seeing a map of the trail and its 3.5 – 4.0 mile path throughout downtown, north end and over into the Boston Naval Yard and Bunker Hill, I decided to do it on my own, without the need of paying for a guided tour, tour bus or time constraints.
Armed with about 3 hours of sunshine left and a handy iPhone App, Freedom Walk, I headed out on my journey. The app provided great directions and thorough information on all of the sites, while a beautiful Boston afternoon provided a great backdrop for an afternoon of history:
If you ever find yourself in Boston with a few hours free, I definitely recommend walking the Freedom Trail and taking in the sights and history that envelop the city.