Hingham on Boston's South Shore. Plenty of parking is available at large lots at two terminals in the two towns After its nearly one hour trip from south of Boston, the boat docks at the terminal near the Quincy Market/Fanueil Hall Marketplace, a hot spot for tourists.
Walk: A short walk west will lead to Boston Common where a walk through the flowered and tree-lined paths of the Boston Public Garden, famed for the swan boats and spring flowers, will take you west on Newbury Street and boutiques, fine art galleries and sidewalk cafés.
Newbury street and the area west of the Public Garden is an area of art galleries and includes the Copley Society, America's oldest art association. Exhibits at the Copley once included the work of John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Winslow Homer and James McNeil Whistler. Also on Newbury Street, private galleries like the Wentworth, Dyansen, and the Galerie d'Orsay display the latest in contemporay and fine art and carry on the traditions set in motion by the Copley and the Guild of Boston Artists, whose roots go back to Tarbell, Benson and Gammell.
Beacon Hill. Although antique shops, old bookstores, bakeries and coffee shops might slow your progress south on Charles Street towards Boston a half block to visit Cheers Pub for a nostalgic brew at the bar amid all the memorabilia from the famed TV comedy.
Harvard Square, the House of Blues and its Gospel lunches, ethnic restaurants and the glass-flower collection at Harvard University's Natural History Museum available from the station at Harvard Square. The Red Line serves the Kennedy Memorial Library, and the Green Line the long-time home of baseball's Red Sox at Fenway Park.
To see Boston Harbor's islands, board the island shuttle at the Aquarium and spend a day island-hopping in Boston Harbor. Fort Warren, the first of five stops, dates to the Civil War and once held prisoner Alexander Stephens, the Vice President of the Confederacy. Each island has walking trails, history and, of course, a resident ghost.
Boston offers a lot for the RV visitor willing to boat, bus, or train into the city. From the north, the commuter train makes trips from Gloucester. From the south, Hingham Quincy, and Plymouth provide boat, bus, and train service. Once in the heart of the city, the walkable nature of Boston will put many attractions within reach and offer a lot to see conveniently.
Mid April and Early May brings flowers and photographers to the Boston Public Garden
Coply Society painters set up and paint the swan boats and flowering trees.
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The south exit of the Prudential Mall leads to the 14-acre plaza of the Christian Science Church's World interior and one of the largest church organs in the U.S with 13,290 pipes.
Four blocks west, on Huntington Avenue, you'll find Boston's Museum of Fine Art housing the largest group of Monets outside of Paris" complemented by some of the best in Medieval, Renaissance, Impressionist and Modern paintings. Ancient Egyptian, South American, Chinese and Near Eastern artifacts, a huge collection of Japanese art and another monumental Sargent mural, started in 1910.
Gardner's collection of Renaissance art displayed just the way she left it in her four-story Venetian-style villa. Lavish turn-of-the-century dinner parties at the mansion attracted cultural luminaries including Sargent, Whistler, Julia Ward Howe and Henry James, the guests chatting amidst Mrs. Gardner's collection of Rembrandts, Botticellis and de la Robias.
Back south on Massachusetts Avenue and then east on Boylston Street.
East three blocks to Fairfield Street and then north four blocks to the footbridge over the highway will take you for a walk along the banks of the Charles River. A mile east, visit Community Boating, where experienced sailors can join for a small fee and rent a 19-foot Rhodes for a sail the Charles River.
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One block to the south of Newbury Street, the fountain and gardens of Copley Square rim the Gothic Trinity Church, which reflects in the mirrored 62-story John Hancock Building.
A half block west at the Boston Public Library, murals done in 1910 by painter John Singer Sargent celebrated religion with a huge 1890's mural project
Half a block to the south the entrance to the Westin Hotel leads to a mile of glassed-in atrium housing fine shops hotels and restaurants. Within the walkway, the Marriott Hotel offers a brunch where the chef will cook your omelet to-order. Or try the fish at the Legal Seafood Restaurant, both consistently ranked the best dining in Boston. Option: the Sushi Bar on the second-floor atrium of the Marriott.
Enter the Prudential Building's glass-enclosed mall, which leads to the 50th-story skywalk observation deck.
Boston's Trinity Church, Copley Square with the John Hancock tower in the background.
Boston Public Garden: Copley Society painters prepare for a wet paint auction
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Commuter rail reaches Boston from Plymouth an area with several campground RV parks, both State and private.
A new commuter rail service reaches Boston from the South Shore. Wampatuck State Park serves RVs. It is a dump station only park located in the town of Hingham and is close by the parking for the commuter rail
On the North shore of Boston, the town of Gloucester is served by commuter rail with runs to Boston
In the town of Lakeville, Massasoit State Park is near the Middleboro commuter rail stop.
A Boston RV vacations is made possible by commuter boats, buses, and trains that reach Boston from the suburbs. Boston is a walkable city with plentiful public transportation.
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Air service reaches Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) from other major hubs and cities.
Rental cars are available at the airport through rental car shuttle buses that pick up at arrivals.
From the airport boat shuttles reach the City of Boston at several places. Transit service and taxis reach the city after a short drive.
Passenger Boat service leaves daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September) at Provincetown. Bikes can go aboard.
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