Montreal Getaways: Boston, Massachusetts
For years, the idea of a Montrealer going to Boston was akin to a Catholic priest worshipping at a synagogue. In the midst of the fierce rivalry between the city’s two historic NHL teams, the Canadiens and the Bruins, cross-city travel didn’t feel right. But what a shame it would be to miss out on beautiful Beantown. As one of the oldest cities in the U.S., Boston manages to be both old and new at the same time. Go for a stroll along the Freedom Trail: a 4-kilometre redbrick walking path through historical sites. Stop for a beer at America’s oldest bar, Bell in Hand Tavern. You should also catch a Red Sox game at Fenway or a Bruins game at TD Gardens. But whatever you do, leave the Habs jersey at home.