If you’re heading to Boston and have only one day for sightseeing, don’t let your friends tell you it cannot be done. With the right amount of planning, you can see some of the best and most famous places in the city.
9:00am – Walk the Freedom Trail
This is a suggested start time and of course, if you’d like to get an earlier start on your day, that is a great option. The Freedom Trail consists of 16 historical sights and is a 2.5-mile walk. You can take your time and see all the stops at your own pace but plan on spending about an hour and a half. The great thing about this is that you’ll be seeing many of the most significant American Revolution sites during this tour.
Included on the trail are Boston Common, Paul Revere’s House, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Old State House, Old South Meeting House, the Bunker Hill Monument, Faneuil Hall, Granary Burying Ground, USS Constitution and more. There’s an entrance fee to some of these sites, and it may take a little longer to complete all of them depending on how long you’d like to explore each. Another option instead of walking is booking one of the Boston tours from Old Town Trolley to maximize your time.