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10 days in Boston - help!!

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1. Posted by christinel (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

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Hi all,

My first post on the forum and am still finding my way round.

Our son is going to Harvard medical school for an interview September/October,
We plan to chaperone him (he’s only 26!!!!!!).and plan to spend 10 days staying in Boston, I hope someone can help with the following questions:

We hope to see some of the ‘fall’ , is it possible to do this using public transport or organised day trip.

We’ve heard about Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island again is this possible without hiring a car for a day trip.

Any other suggestions for places to visit outside the city limits again by public transport would be appreciated.

Many thanks Christine

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

http://www.phototravel.com/fall.htm has a number of websites dedicated to the fall colors. September and early October might be too early for the fall colors in the Boston area (it's pretty far south), but you might get lucky this year with the cold weather bringing an early fall. There are links to a fall color walk on Cape Cod, which might kill two birds with one stone, as well as a link to a site that lists places you can see the colors change in the city.

Check out this link at Cape Cod Today for bus lines that run between the Cape and Boston. http://www.capecodtoday.com/pages/Travel/Buses/

3. Posted by jbuck (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y

You could take a day trip up to Portland, Maine. It's about 2 hours north, but buses continually run from South Station. It's a beautiful city right on the ocean. Great shops, views, restaurants, and other things to do. It'll be an especially pretty bus ride that time of year. Just an idea, in case you are exhausted with Boston after so many days :)

4. Posted by saraeg (Full Member 39 posts) 12y

I would definitely second Greg's suggestion to visit Portland while you're up this way. Being my home city, I'm admittedly bias, but it's so worth the two and half hour bus ride north, plus, you couldn't pick a more lovely time to come and visit. Stroll throughout the Old Port for a while and try one of many fantastic places to eat. Ok, I'll stop before I sound like a advertisement for Portland. You could also go up to Portsmouth, NH, which is also quite nice and just a tad closer, though I would, of course, put Portland first.

feel free to ask any other questions about the area.

5. Posted by kirstyfly (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y

Hi there

Sorry to jump in to this thread but i have a couple of questions. My friend and I are looking at heading to Boston around sept 2005.

I have a couple of questions:
are the swan boats still out then?
where is the most affordable accommodation usually found?

How far to Prince Edward Island in Canada? best way to get here by air? or travel up through the coast?

Thanks for your help.