Trip Report: Boston

 

We planned a big adventure to Ireland for Sept 2013 but on the way we had the chance to visit Boston! Neither of us had ever been to Boston so we were excited to explore for the day and a half we had before leaving to Dublin!

We used our Southwest companion pass and Rapid Rewards points to book a direct flight Milwaukee-Boston. Also, I had booked the Liberty Hotel in Boston using our Starwood points. So with logistics out of the way lets get to the trip!

Liberty Hotel

We enjoyed our stay here. We took a cab to the hotel and were greeted by the bell staff. I will say the front entrance area was very hectic and it was one of the rare times I didn’t let the bell staff take my bags up the room and handled them myself. You will take an escalator from the ground floor up to the lobby level.  The lobby area and common areas of the property make a statement!  Very high ceilings and lovely decor.  We were checked in promptly and as a nice touch in a city hotel, were offered a flute of champaign which we happily accepted. We stayed in room 1123 which was very nice but not specatcular-good for a standard room. We didn’t eat at the property but did hear positive things about the onsite restaurant.  There is a very popular bar/club scene at the ground floor bar on the weekends so be prepared for the potential of some noise on the weekends. I found it strange when leaving the property for the baseball game they couldn’t give us directions to the stadium only suggesting we take a cab. The concierge said it was walkable and how did the doorman that live in the city not know how to give directions?!  We simply mapped it on our phones and walked there fine.

IMG_0644Liberty signage

IMG_0663Liberty interior entrance

 

IMG_0617TV and Desk

IMG_0616Bedroom

IMG_0618Chaise lounge

IMG_0613Sink/vanity

IMG_0610Shower

IMG_0614Separate bathtub

Video walkthrough of our room!

Redsox Game

On Friday night we went to watch the Boston Redsox take on the Chicago Whitesox at Fenway! I have always liked the Redsox and they are my favorite AL team.  Fenway park is the oldest ball park and is filled with a lot of baseball history so I was excited to get to visit it and take in the sights and sounds! Tickets for the Redsox are much more expensive than my hometown Brewers! Wow it was quite a sticker shock from what I am used to!

IMG_0002Souvenir photo (scan)

DSC02581The famous “Green Monster” wall in left field.

DSC02613Lights, camera, action!

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DSC02596Championship pennants above the press box.

After the game we walked the 45 minutes back to our hotel.

Out and About in Boston

Some of the sites and activities we partook are below.

DSC02626Paul Revere or George Washington? I forgot!

DSC02632Walking around Quincy Market.

DSC02634We stopped in the Cheers bar and got some Sam Adams.

DSC02670We took a Duck tour. Half bus tour on land, half boat tour on water! Great way to see the city.

DSC02683Historical building

I also had a chance to use my $35 uber credit while in Boston! This was my first time using uber so I was curious to see how it worked. It was pretty smooth other than the fact that I some how managed to get a uber black car instead of normal car. However our ride to the airport was exactly $36 so I had to pay $1 for our private black town car ride to Logan International Airport! Pretty neat.

PointsPinnacle Breakdown

We used 12,780 Southwest Rapid Rewards points plus only $5 per person for the round trip flight! We used our companion pass so that the 2nd ticket was only $5.

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We also used 12,000 Starwood points for the one night at the Liberty Hotel.

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So getting to Boston cost $10 and the hotel was free. Not to bad!!!!

We enjoyed our time in Boston and would look forward to another visit someday!

Thanks for reading!

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