Place We Love: Boston, Mass.

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Along the red-brick path of Boston’s Freedom Trail, historic sites lead to new experiences. The 2.5-mile walking tour features 16 significant stops, from Paul Revere’s home and famous meeting houses (like Faneuil Hall) to churches and burial grounds.

There’s also Boston Common (the country’s oldest public park) and the oldest commissioned warship afloat, the USS Constitution. Love a good ghost story? Book a Lantern Tour and dig into the trail’s dark side, including stops at a pirate’s grave, scandalous murder sites and spots where convicted witches met their final fate.

Near Faneuil Hall, stop by the Union Oyster House for a cup of clam chowder, a homemade lump crab cake, or oysters on the half shell. Opened in 1826, this seafood eatery is Boston’s oldest restaurant. For a sweeter sampling of history, visit the historic Omni Parker House, opened in 1855 and home of the famed Boston Cream Pie, the official dessert of Massachusetts. …

The full and original version of this story appeared in AAA Traveler, June/July 2022.

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