The nicest surprise, by far, from my visit to Boston was discovering the outlaying islands. Turns out, that Boston is surrounded by a series of islands declared national parks and that there are island hopping boat tours for very cheap that you take to explore those islands. Sure, people know about the Boston freedom trail and Harvard University, but how many tourists actually take the time to explore beyond that? Think about it, sun, water, islands, nature, what is there more to ask for?
First up on the boat trip is Georges Island which hosts the 1850 Fort Warren. This fort guards the entrance to the Boston Harbour and was in use up until the second world war.
Let’s go inside…
As you can see, the fort offers grand scenic views of the harbor. Next to the fort is a small museum introducing the history of the fort and the area. Boats arrive from and depart towards Boston every hour or so.