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Help with last minute planning for things to see in greater Boston Area tomorrow through Monday
posted by MCMikeNamara to travel & transportation around Boston, MA (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My fellow and I are headed to the Boston area for a wedding this weekend. Since we didn't have much time or funds for any sort of vacation this summer, we're making a longer weekend of it than planned -- flying in early Friday (tomorrow) morning for the Saturday evening wedding and staying until Monday night (flight out at 8 PM) We're renting a car on landing and will have it until we leave.
The wedding is west of the city (at the Fruitlands Museum) and based on references from the grooms, we're planning on staying closer to that (around Westford) Friday and Saturday night (because of a pre-wedding dinner Friday night and a brunch Sunday morning) But we're free for the rest of the time, and may choose to spend Sunday night in a different hotel if it makes sense to plan it that way. .
Neither one of us has been to the area or is familiar with it. But I'm trying to get some last minute planning done before we get on the ground because, looking at the map, it makes sense to plan on seeing some sites closer to Boston proper Friday (before we drive out to Westford to check in) and then spending the day Monday doing the same before we fly out.
1) Does that seem feasible to those who know the area?
2) We're mostly interested in historical sites -- colonial, Revolutionary War type stuff -- though will take other suggestions.
3) We also have an interest in Salem if we can assess if the Witch Museum and other sites are 'worth it' -- again, based on location and where our first/maybe only hotel is, it makes sense to me to do Salem on Friday upon arrival or Monday.
4) Any suggestions on (not too pricey) hotels/motels in case we do end up staying somewhere else Sunday night that are closer to things we may want to do Sunday day/evening and Monday.