We were up early and on the 9:10 train to Boston. After a very
short ride we pulled into the train station. We purchased tickets
for the Hop On Hop Off bus that would take us all around the
city. We rode the entire circuit, getting a layout of the city and
then started getting off at stops we wanted to see. We were
able to cram a lot of sightseeing that day, including Faneuil Hall,
Freedom Trail, Boston Common, the Old North Church and Paul
We had a late lunch at Lemoncellos, a restaurant in the North End
of Boston. The food was outstanding along with the atmosphere.
We then walked over to Mikes Pastry in the North End that was
recommended to us. The fresh cannolis were pricey, but very good.
They have every kind of cannoli you can think of. I would highly
recommend coming to this Italian neighborhood, not only for the
food but also the atmosphere.
After lunch we took a cruise around the harbor. It is always so
nice to view a city from its harbor. I never realized how compact
Boston really is. It is a great walking city.
We were back in Salem by early evening. We grabbed a light meal
and a glass of wine in the hotel and discussed our venture into
I would certainly recommend staying outside of the city and taking
a train in. It was a great way to see Boston. I also would
recommend Salem, especially at Halloween. It must be so much
fun. Of course, you must stay at The Hawthorn Inn.