The Sun Country To Boston, Massachusetts Experience
Sharing our travel experiences of visiting Boston in April.
Silke and I have flown with Sun Country before and by packaging our flight with a motel stay we we’re able to save some money via Priceline.com. Neither of us had ever been to Boston, MA, before and so we ventured off with a new sense of adventure that can only be felt by exploring some place new.
The Airport Experience
While in the airport waiting for our flight to leave Minneapolis, we happened upon an article listing the top airports in the country. The top two spots were held by Minneapolis and Boston. Ironic, considering these were our travel destination for this trip.
After showing the article to Silke I really started to look around at the terminal to recapture what we had just gone through to get into the airport. This was the first trip we used the ‘Park ‘N Fly’ service. It made the whole parking experience a snap. This service only really works for us if our flight leaves later in the day though.
With a two hour drive from Alexandria, MN, we will opt out of this if our flight leaves earlier. The alternative has always been to leave the night before and park the car at a hotel with a shuttle service the next morning. Park ‘N Fly was a slam dunk and it was relatively inexpensive.
The Boston Marathon
Our first point of interest in Boston was the 116th annual Boston Marathon. My brother in law Curt, was running the marathon for the first time. The weather was on the warm side for a running but excellent for touring this historical city. We caught up with him again that evening for dinner at ‘Cheers’ and to celebrate his successful accomplishment.
Sight Seeing Boston In April
Tuesday found Silke and I left to our own devices and we made our way around the town via the ‘touring trolleys’ that made continuous scheduled trips throughout the downtown Boston area. The day long pass allowed us to hop on and off the trolley, as well as a driving tour guide who pointed out historical sites and developing areas as we went along. From Samuel Adams grave site to the current ‘big dig’ project that is currently underway, there was a lot to take in.
With an afternoon flight going back to Minnesota we were able to casually make our way back to the airport and find our way home again. It may have been a short vacation but it was very enjoyable and I would definitely go back to take more of it in.
Nick: So, what was your favorite part of the whole Boston trip?
Silke: The marathon was a definite must see, how often does a person have the opportunity to watch a loved one and/or relative run in this historic event. The downtown area was a lot of fun as well. Honestly, a better question would be “What was your least favorite part of the Boston trip?”.
Nick: I wasn’t too impressed with the ‘Cheers’ restaurant. The gratuity was automatically figured in and frankly I didn’t think she deserved it. Over priced and bad service. A lethal combination for any establishment.
Silke: No doubt. I did enjoy the little fish restaurant on the harbor. Do you remember the name of the place?
Nick: Yes, I do! Boston Sail Loft. Excellent food plus I got to try the Harpoon UFO draft beer. It was similar to Blue Moon with a slice of orange.
Silke: All in all, it was a whirl wind trip and we didn’t have nearly enough time to see all the sights. I did feel like we got a feel of the city, with the train, shuttle and bus services available to us we were able to get around very well.
Nick: The public transportation is top notch for sure. We will have to plan another trip to Boston sometime in the future.
Have you visited Boston before or are you a resident of the city? Please share your experiences and travel tips.