I arrived in Boston safe and sound two days ago and I wasn’t heading up to Dartmouth till today, so yesterday I decided to take a trip to Harvard University and the city of Boston.
Boston has a subway system which I had to figure out before jumping on a train. When I got to the local subway station, which the Hampton Inn I’m staying at offers free shuttle rides too, I talked to the local security guard over there. She helped me out by showing me the map and explaining me what I had to do to get to Harvard, my first stop.
The total cost of the ticket was $6 for three stops which is pretty cheap. What she explained to me was to get on the blue line train to government center then take a trolley to park street, then get on the red line train to Harvard. It actually wasn’t difficult. The subway was loud and the ride wasn’t that comfortable, but hey it’s a subway.
After the 20 minutes worth of subway rides I arrived at Harvard. The weather was just so beautiful, cool winds and a warm sun, so walking around was easy. The first thing I did was just start walking. I had no idea of where to go or what to do, so I just started walking around. I soon came across a park.
I walked all around the park and was just enjoying the weather and beauty of the place. After that, I walked into a gated area which led me to Harvard Square which is a large area in between the library and lots of other buildings.
After that I was getting a bit thirsty, so I walked around some more and I found downtown Harvard, which has a bunch of shops all around. One of my wife’s friends recommended JP Licks as an awesome ice cream place in Boston and they had one downtown! I got the oreo cheesecake flavor on a cone and it was really good!
Downtown there were a bunch of musicians playing guitar and some even singing. It was cool.
I went into a small shop because I wanted to get some water and the owner keeps his cat in there and it was just hanging out on some magazines which I thought was funny.
There was a Curious George store lol:
These guys were offering bad advice for a dollar LOL:
I kept walking around and took lots of pictures:
It was so beautiful there. Even if you don’t go to Harvard, I can imagine just coming every weekend or so just to walk around and have fun. There’s lots to do and just sight seeing is a great activity. I think I only really walked around half the campus and theres lots I missed.
I walked around Harvard for three hours and was getting hungry, so I decided to head off to downtown Boston. That post is coming soon…