Visiting Boston in only 1 day

Prior to RVing full time, we hadn’t explored much of New England. So visiting Boston for the first time was exciting. We didn’t have a lot of time to spend visiting Boston, since Liz had to catch a flight back to Florida but we made the most of it. Seeing, eating, and enjoying as much of this historic city as we could in just one day. If you’re planning on visiting Boston in an RV or not, here’s our suggestion of what to do and see.

RV Camping near Boston

Parking an RV in Boston is not a thing. There are no “close” RV campgrounds. We were going to park at a state park about 45 minutes – 1 hour outside of the city that offered hiking trails, nature, and lakes nearby. It was a perfect blend of outdoorsy with proximity to the “big city”. But, when we arrived, Hurricane Jose was off shore and it was mandated by the governor that all Massachusetts state parks evacuate. No one was able to camp until approved by the county. If you’re planning on Visiting Boston in an RV have a tow car or vehicle that is capable of going into the city since most RV parks are an hour or more commute from the city.

Where we ate in Boston

Our first stop was Regina’s Pizzeria. A famous Mom & Pop Pizza shop that’s been there for 40+ years. It’s well visited and well respected for obvious reasons. It’s affordable, high quality, and darn good pizza. We loved that we could get a great pizza (with fun toppings) for under $20! It filled us up and got us ready for our next stop, The Freedom Trail.

What we saw

We did a self guided freedom trail tour, but totally see how it’d be worth it to do a formal paid tour. There’s so much history that you miss out on when you do it on your own. We loved walking down the small streets with cobblestone roads and overlooking the harbors. The history is so rich in Boston.

On the freedom trail, we were able to see the Old City Hall, State Hall, went to Faneuil Hall, and passed a dozen other amazingly historical places. We really enjoyed learning more about Paul Revere. We went inside the church he alerted the nearby town, Lexington that the British were coming in his famous “Midnight Ride”. We also saw his house which is nearly 300 years old (crazy)! Benjamin Franklin statues are everywhere – they love this guy! He did grow up there after all and was a pretty incredible man. One of our favorite features of the city are the old, slightly spooky graveyards. The tombstones are strewn about with no rhyme or reason, and have a Día de Muertos vibe to them.

We realize we barely saw Boston, and definitely didn’t get to know the “true” Boston, but we were happy we could play tourist for at least a day and take in the rich history the city has to offer!


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Liz & Dennis

Liz & Dennis


We’re two travel-loving, real estate investing, foodies exploring North America as full-time RV’ers. This blog is where we share our lessons learned, tips and tricks, and favorite places to eat, see, and RV across North America! We hope it helps you find your wanderlust, plan and prepare for RV life, and get out on the road!


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