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Charlie Card and the Boston Subway: Who Was Charlie, Anyway?

Boston is a city of firsts. Boston Common was America’s first public park, opened in 1634. The Boston News-Letter, first published in 1704, was its first newspaper. Boston was also home to America’s first public library, first marathon, and its first subway transportation system. Today, the subway is officially known as part of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, and colloquially known as “the T,” and even the most casual of Boston visitors will know of it’s existence and ride the underground, even if only for the novelty.

Ride Boston to Cambridge with BlueBikes

Boston might be known as the “walking city,” but sometimes there’a just too much ground to cover in a day. That doesn’t mean that you have to go underground on the subway, affectionately known here as the “T.” In recent years, Boston has re-engineered many of the roads in town to include bike lanes and even bike paths that are separated from traffic altogether. This has made traveling on two wheels much safer and considerably less nerve-wracking.

Boston Itinerary: Young Families

Traveling with the little ones? No problem. Boston has plenty to do for young families. Choose from this menu of options and you should have some happy kiddos and parents.

Boston Walking Tour: Beacon Hill and Back Bay

Explore two of Boston's finest neighborhoods - Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. Each has had a role in Boston's history, and both contribute to a great itinerary for the explorer that enjoys seeing the town the way it was meant to be seen - on foot.

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Ride Boston to Cambridge with BlueBikes

Boston might be known as the “walking city,” but sometimes there’a just too much ground to cover in a day. That doesn’t mean that you have to go underground on the subway, affectionately known here as the “T.” In recent years, Boston has re-engineered many of the roads in town to include bike lanes and even bike paths that are separated from traffic altogether. This has made traveling on two wheels much safer and considerably less nerve-wracking.

Boston Itinerary: Young Families

Boston Itinerary: Young Families

Traveling with the little ones? No problem. Boston has plenty to do for young families. Choose from this menu of options and you should have some happy kiddos and parents.

Boston Walking Tour: Beacon Hill and Back Bay

Boston Walking Tour: Beacon Hill and Back Bay

Explore two of Boston’s finest neighborhoods – Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. Each has had a role in Boston’s history, and both contribute to a great itinerary for the explorer that enjoys seeing the town the way it was meant to be seen – on foot.

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Lexington and Concord: Patriot’s Day, Everyday

It may be a sad commentary but like most nations, ours begins with bloodshed. Minuteman National Historical Park is dedicated to the opening days of the American Revolution. It is here that the first shots were fired, and where both sides sustained their first casualties. Visitors can tour historic homes and taverns that have been converted into museums, and stand on the ground where the Minutemen took their stand against the King of England.

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Freedom Trail Pre-Guide

Freedom Trail Pre-Guide

Featured Image: Captain Jackson's Historic Chocolate Shop at the Old North Church Boston is well known as the "walking city," and for good reason. When the weather is right, there is nowhere in Boston Proper that a reasonably fit adult cannot walk to in a short amount...

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Touring the USS Constitution

Touring the USS Constitution

One thing about Boston is that nearly everything is historic. I recently went back into town to update some photos and decided to take a tour of the US Navy's oldest commissioned warship, The USS Constitution. Although I used to work right across the harbor from the...

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