Hello, We (myself, my husband, daughter age 8, son age 5) will be traveling to Boston in early June. We will be spending Sunday night in Newport RI and plan to drive in Monday morning. (would leaving at 9:30 allow us to to avoid the worst traffic coming into the city?). We will be in Boston until early afternoon Tuesday when we will continue onto Maine. I realize this is a quick visit. My plan is to start our visit with the Duck Tour and spend the rest of the afternoon having lunch at Quincy Market, checking out part of the Freedom trail, visiting Boston Common, and ending with dinner in the North End. Tuesday morning, I'm not sure yet: considering the aquarium, children's museum, more Freedom Trail ???
My initial thought is to stay somewhere near where one of the places that the Duck Tour starts, either the science museum or the prudential center, that way we can park the car and leave it there til the end of our time in Boston. We are open to using transit or taxis while there. Any hotel suggestions near these 2 places or suggestions for a better solution? Any other feedback is appreciated! Thanks!