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Boston - 3 days what are must do items and can we cape cod?

Hi, We are traveling out to the East Coast for a trip to Cooperstown. We were wanting to add in a few days in Boston since we are rarely on the East Coast (California peeps here). We have kids ranging from 3years old - 13 years old. I wanted to find out the best use of our time. So much appreciated for feedback. Lots of questions, sorry!

1. How many days do we need to see Boston? Would three days be enough?

2. Is it doable to venture off and see Cape Cod? We will have a car. Is that a great use of time?

3. What are the top must see items while in Boston?

4. Best hotel to stay in Boston that will allow us to see most and possibly walk from. We are looking at nicer properties since this may be our only time in Boston.

5. We will be going to a Red Sox vs. Yankee game, is it too crazy to take the smaller kids to this? (3/4 year olds).

Thanks so much in advance.

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11. Re: Boston - 3 days what are must do items and can we cape cod?

Send me a private message re tix

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12. Re: Boston - 3 days what are must do items and can we cape cod?

The Water Taxi is NOT the same price as the subway, which costs $2 to $2.50. The Water Taxi is $10-15 a person.

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13. Re: Boston - 3 days what are must do items and can we cape cod?

To Alanm's warning, you want the MBTA "F4" route, Charlestown to Long Wharf. It is not a water taxi but a short haul passenger ferry that runs like a bus but on the water instead--like Venice.

All the hotels in central Boston are workable in terms of getting around among the sights intown-- so waterfront, West End/Beacon Hill, downtown/financial district/theatre district, Park Square, Back Bay, and Kenmore Square are all good. There are some hotels just outside the South End -- in Roxbury -- that are in a sketchy area and not so good. South End itself is fine but has no or few hotels. South Boston waterfront -- whatever they call the section over the fort point channel -- has some hotels but walkability to other sights is not great. Cambridge locations are variable in terms of walkability--Some, like the Hyatt, have riverfront locations but are kind of far from things. Brookline has a holiday inn east of Coolidge Corner--perfectly good.

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