It’s Good Friday and what a challenge it is to find places that are open on Easter Weekend in Boston. Although many locations are closed, it is still a good time to enjoy downtown Boston. If you like wine, cheese, and people mingling, the SOWA Artists Guild continues its First Friday series. From 5 – 9 PM on Friday, April 6th, many member artists open their studios and make their art and themselves accessible to everyone. The event is free, and parking is available. A little culture couldn’t hurt.
This is the weekend to take the advantage of the lack of crowds and walk the Freedom Trail. If you are in the mood to peruse some historical sites and take some pictures, you won’t have to worry about the weekend tourists. One of the most popular attractions of Boston, the trail starts in the Common, where you will find one of the biggest parks in Boston, the Park Street church, and the State House. You’ll visit the King’s Chapel Burying Ground and then the Benjamin Franklin Statue. Also on the trail is Boston Latin School, one of the best public high schools in the country and known for feeding to ivies like Harvard and Yale. You will come across the site of the Boston Massacre and then Faneuil Hall, which is always crowded on weekends. Then you can see where Paul Revere lived, then the Old North Church that is as often written about as Paul Revere. Finally, you can wind down to Charlestown for the Bunker Hill Monument and end with a visit to the USS Constitution. It is a walk through history that everybody should experience, so don’t miss your chance and beat the crowds. The monument area of Charlestown, home to prestigious real estate agent Chris Remmes, is an apt, scenic ending to the trail.
The quarter has ended, and next week we will see how the Charlestown real estate market has done compared to 2011. Stay tuned for colorful statistics.