Get your money’s worth with a simple, family-friendly itinerary
By Eileen Gilligan
My first trip to Boston was in the midst of the American Revolution, as far as my seventh-grade social studies class was concerned. My sister had started college there and she led my mother and me along the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile-long path that winds through the city, hitting 16 historic spots. The trail’s brightly colored footsteps and red brick path mark the way on the street and sidewalks, even into cemeteries and churches. Brochures and maps are available online and at visitor centers. I found the trail fun and fascinating, wrote my class paper on it and have loved Boston ever since.