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Old 10-25-2009, 12:55 AM
 
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Default 4 days from New york to Boston

We have 5 days to spend on a round trip from new york to Boston and back to New york by car, this coming weekend. We would like to spend about two days in Boston. What are your suggestions for an itinerary -1and a half days from N-Y and a day and a half back. Thanks
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:23 AM
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It really depends on what activities you like to do while visiting an area. Do you like museums? Or walking around seeing historic buildings? Do you like to shop? Is eating at some good local restaurants a priority? If you are curious about Boston, there are lots of things to see and visit. But some don't enjoy the challenge of driving around Boston and dealing with our traffic and odd streets. We don't have a nice grid pattern like NYC does.

You also might enjoy heading north of Boston to a town like Salem and just absorb some New England fall flavour.

And do you know where you are going to be staying at night?

If you stay in Boston, I'd say a Duck Tour and a water cruise on the harbor. I'm a big fan of the MFA and Gardner museums. Also the MIT museum.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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The headline event in BOS in the Freedom trail. Check it out.
The Freedom Trail Foundation (http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visitor/visitor.html - broken link)

Halloween in Salem is cool too. Take the commuter rail from north station.
Haunted Happenings Salem Massachusetts - The Official Website for Halloween
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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I would definitely go to Salem. It's only about 4 hours from NYC to BOSTON so you should have plenty of time to go around the Boston area and other towns.
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