3. The Freedom Trail

This statue of Paul Revere is one of the most photographed in the city. It is located in the North End neighborhood, near Old North Church.

This statue of Paul Revere is one of the most photographed in the city. It is located in the North End neighborhood, near Old North Church.

Paying a visit to Boston without walking the city’s historic Freedom Trail would be a major mistake. Even if you are not at all interested in history, you will still appreciate the beauty of Boston’s wonderful downtown. The amazing architecture alone is enough to warrant a visit. For those interested in history, you will have a field day exploring the 16 sights which make up the 3 mile journey into Boston’s past.

The Old South Meeting House is where plans for the Tea Party were set in place.

The Old South Meeting House is where plans for the Tea Party were set in place.

There are plenty of fantastic stops along the way – lunch in the North End neighborhood (known for its’ abundance of fantastic, authentic Italian cuisine), a tour of the Paul Revere house, an inside look at the beautiful architecture of Old North Church, and a tour of the USS Constitution, to name a few. Above all, be sure to climb to the top of Bunker Hill Monument. Exhausting (you will need to walk 294 steps up to the observing area) after a full day of walking, yet so worth it for the incredible panoramic views of the city.

Boston's North End neighborhood, home to plenty of fantastic Italian restaurants.

Boston’s North End neighborhood, home to plenty of fantastic Italian restaurants.

The Paul Revere house, built back in 1680, is the oldest remaining structure in the city.

The Paul Revere house, built back in 1680, is the oldest remaining structure in the city.

Old North Church is the location from which the famous "One if by land, two if by sea," slogan originated.

Old North Church is the location from which the famous “One if by land, two if by sea,” slogan originated.

America's oldest tavern, Bell in Hand Tavern, began operating in 1795!

America’s oldest tavern, Bell in Hand Tavern, began operating in 1795!

The views of Boston from the top of the Bunker Hill monument are nothing short of amazing!

The views of Boston from the top of the Bunker Hill monument are nothing short of amazing!

4. Kaaterskill Falls

Kaaterskill Falls is the tallest 2 tier waterfall in New York.

Kaaterskill Falls is the tallest 2 tier waterfall in New York.

Kaaterskill Falls is an amazing 2 tier waterfall in the beautiful Catskills Region of New York. At a height of 260 feet, it stands as one of the tallest waterfalls in the state. The Catskills Region is known for its’ abundance of gorgeous hiking trails and wonderful natural surroundings. The hike to Kaaterskill Falls is both peaceful and scenic. The falls are a truly amazing sight not to be missed. It beats any pricey man-made tourist attraction any day. There are plenty of wonderful photo opportunities here, especially if you visit on a weekday morning.

The Catskills region is gorgeous during the fall season.

The Catskills region is gorgeous during the fall season.

Be sure to check out the scenic overlook before beginning your hike!

Be sure to check out the scenic overlook before beginning your hike!

In addition to Kaaterskill Falls, you will also come across another smaller, yet still beautiful, waterfall called Bastion Falls. Both are wonderful sights and the hike itself is just so peaceful and rustic. Occasionally, black bears and other small wildlife species can be seen in the area, so keep your eyes peeled.

Bastion Falls

Bastion Falls