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/
Right behind the Faneuil hall, a prominent landmark on the Freedom Trail, I found myself entering one of Boston’s most historic market complex, the Quincy Market. A must visit site, the market was actually built in 1824–1826 and is known to be designated as one of the largest shopping complexes built in the United States in the first half of the 19th century. Constructed in a traditional fashion with old buildings and brick paths, there are a series of permanent stores to shop from. Also present is a regular flea market in the area with stalls of different creative artists and vendors from all over the world. Undoubtedly I found ‘Quincy’ as the best place to shop for something unique, a trending craft or some crazy souvenir shopping. Even if you are travelling solo, I would say the market is hardly boring as buskers fill the street, performing their inbuilt talents. Offering multiple options in cuisines, some real famous beer places added to my fun evening, and the choice of food was almost never-ending. Ah, and if you love chariot rides – you can find a grand one waiting right the corner, just like I did! For a photo tour of the place - http://streettrotter.com/2014/08/28/boston-city-in-a-day-a-visual-walking-tour/
A small NGO, Tiger Watch works to protect the park against intruders. They run Dhink, a store in the Maa forestry farm on Ranthambore Road that rehabilitates the children of families that have been traditionally engaged in poaching. It's a wonderful place to buy bags, wildlife photographs and other souvenirs.