As a tourist you HAVE to do this. With a start and finish line, this yellow pathway runs across the city and takes you to the doorstep of 16 monuments, with snippets of history to back it up. For a novice like me, this was a good introduction to American history.
There is no better way to start the tour than stepping ahead on The Freedom Trail. A 2.5 miles long, red brick path passing through downtown Boston, lead me through the 16 most significant historic sites, vital to the true making of America. From churches to traditional buildings, one can easily see it all in a few hours without even missing the directions as you follow the well laid trail. Unconventionally loud, with a series of events and performances engaging the tourists on the streets, the walk is travelers paradise – a true introduction to the multicultural vibe of the Boston city. For a photo tour of the place - http://streettrotter.com/2014/08/28/boston-city-in-a-day-a-visual-walking-tour/
A definite boon for the tourists, freedom trail as the name suggests is a pathway which makes convenient for a person to roam about and see every historical landmark of Boston. A thick red line runs on the streets and proves to be your ultimate guide.