Once I get the hotel situation straightened out, here's the basic plan. Let me know if this will work or is too ambitious / not ambitious enough.
Friday -- Drive up from NJ
Go to JFK library
check in to hotel
find Cheers -- have 1 drink & take some photos
wander through Boston Common
find a good "local" place to have dinner Any suggestions?
find some place to get hubby a nice pint of Guiness or two; if it has a decent selection of wine by the glass all the better; possibly explore the Black Rose
Sam Adams brewery tour
generalized wandering / shopping
dinner some place fabulous. I was thinking L'Espalier if I can get a reservation
Irish Heritage / Freedom Trail / Paul Revere's house -- obviously not all of each one
The Old North Church &/or the old State House
make husband happy & hit up a comedy club-- any suggestions? I guess I just have to see who's playing
Quincy Market or Harvard Coop
Somewhere in there we'd like to visit John Hancock Tower. We have been to the tallest building in many cities & want to keep up the tradition. I'm thinking Friday in case it's not open over the holiday weekend. What do you think is best?