Inspired Woman Magazine

East Coast Adventure: Exploring Boston

By Deb Seminary

The weather forecast was not on our side. There was a hurricane warning to the south and rain in the forecast for our first couple days in the city. It didn’t seem to matter. We were going to Boston!


It was chilly and drizzly when we arrived, but nothing we couldn’t handle. Our first stop was the Harvard campus for a few history lessons and some general sightseeing. Our tour guide, Brian, is a self-described history buff, so he was a wealth of information throughout the weekend.IMG_44531

After check-in at our hotel we headed to The Freedom Trail and the Old North Church. Walking the cobblestones and experiencing the interesting architecture of the neighborhood just added to the experience.

We had a wonderful dinner at La Famiglia Giorgio’s and on the walk back to the hotel we learned a few more interesting facts about Boston. We passed by the Green Dragon Tavern, which has a very storied past. The Green Dragon was established in 1654 and apparently Paul Revere and John Hancock were regulars back in the day.

Saturday morning’s weather was not ideal for our walking tour of Boston, so we made quick work of a bit more of The Freedom Trail, The Granary Burial Ground, Faneuil Hall and a few more sites before we warmed up at Quincy Market.IMG_4579One of the best things about these trips, in my opinion, is the fact that everyone is free to go off on their own and explore. A couple ladies met up with friends for the afternoon, a couple more went on a ‘Duck Boat’ tour of the Harbor, a few broke off to do a little shopping and the rest of us went to visit the Bull and Finch Pub, or Cheers. We also got our photo taken with some gentlemen from a wedding party, but that is a whole other story.

That evening
we were treated to the Broadway production of Cinderella. The weather had improved and it was a nice, quick walk from our hotel to the gorgeous Boston Opera House.

We boarded our bus for New Hampshire on a sunny Sunday morning. The leaves were not quite at their peak, but there was still a lot of beautiful scenery. The covered bridges and abundance of trees made some great photo ops. We also stopped for a bit of shopping, of course.

IMG_4593We spent the night in Montpelier, Vermont and again, some took advantage of their time to explore the capitol city before we headed back to Boston.

Although I am sad I will not be joining them in 2016, I am very excited that Jody and Marci have decided to continue with the Inspired Woman trips: they’re heading Charleston, SC in the fall!

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