3. The Freedom Trail
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.
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.
4. Kaaterskill Falls
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.
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.