Eric’s 40th: a day in Boston

by | Jun 20, 2016 | Food & Drink, Travel, USA Travel

We had the option of a four hour layover or a ten hour layover, and since we hadn’t been to Boston, we choose the ten hour option. Because we would have carry-on bags we knew we’d need to store them somewhere and unfortunately, the airport doesn’t have a storage facility and there aren’t many easy options in the city either. Thankfully, Rowes Wharf Water Taxi will store luggage for passengers, so we grabbed a boat from the Logan Ferry terminal to begin our adventure by a unique route into the city.

waiting for our ferry to Rowe's Wharf  city views from the water
waiting for the ferry; our view of downtown on approach

Once our luggage was stored we set a return time, then began exploring the city. Since it was now lunch time we started at Stoddards. Leandra opted for six raw oysters and a brown ale while I got a Flemish red ale and basket of fries.

We were quite lucky to have a beautiful spring day, so we decided to walk through Boston Common to find the ‘Make Way for Duckings’ statue.

Make Way for Ducklings!

Across the park we saw the State House and State Library.

Boston State Library

From the steps of the Library we started along the Freedom Trail, which wound through downtown Boston including sites such as Faneuil Hall and Paul Revere’s Tomb.

Paul Revere's gravestone   monument to Irish immigrantsmural in Faneuil Hall

We were tempted by the produce of Haymarket, but instead opted for pastries in North End.

the most incredible cannoli ever.

bicycle in Boston   modeling a lobster hat in Quincy Market

Our feet were starting to get tired so we began our walk back to the pier. Along the way we stopped for an early dinner at The Merchant, where Leandra couldn’t help but get a few more oysters.


We definitely lucked out on weather and enjoyed a beautiful day exploring Boston before heading back to the airport and on to Europe.

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