One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is the capital and largest city of the US state of Massachusetts. It is also the largest city in New England, and the 21st largest city in US with a population of over 600,000 people in 2011. Our Boston city tour can be split into 2 parts – the downtown Boston and the Cambridge area. An interesting fact about this city is that it is the windiest city in America. No wonder we could always feel the breeze when on the streets of Boston.
In this post I shall talk about downtown Boston. Many of the pictures were taken while on the coach, as we could only alight at the main attractions such as the Trinity Church, Boston Marathon finish line, Boston Public Library and Quincy Market/ Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
After viewing the above, we went to the Cambridge area where the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are located, which I will cover in the next post. I shall continue the post-Cambridge tour here, where we were brought to Faneuil Hall Marketplace where Quincy Market was for lunch on own expenses.
Lunch was pretty rushed as there were so many people in Quincy Market looking for food and trying to find seats at the limited seating area! We settled for fish & chips and clam chowder soup (US$17.25, about S$21.80) from the Fisherman’s Net stall. The soup was thick, creamy and good but the fish was quite bland. Luckily the fries were ok. Maybe the clam chowder soup was good because Boston Clam Chowder soup is famous so any ordinary hawker can cook great soups? 😉
Starbucks can also be found in Quincy Market at the end of the building, and there was the usual long queue. Compared to Starbucks in Singapore, the beverage price is much cheaper. We got our fix at about S$4 each hehe.
There are many shops outside Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace such as Crocs, American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch etc but we really had no time to shop. 😦 No choice, just have to wait till our last day to shop at New Jersey… Here are some parting shots of the nice marketplace, I will definitely come back to explore for a longer time if I have the chance! 😉