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Discover Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Boston, MA is on many travelers' bucket lists, and for a good reason. The city is home to a vast collection of historical sites owing to the city’s vibrant past. One of the lesser-known sites is the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Located in Brookline, the site was established by Congress to preserve the home and office of Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of American landscape architecture. To learn even more about Olmsted, search for an RV in Suffolk County and explore even more of what Boston has to offer.

Did you know that Olmstead’s home was the first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design in the World? Situated at 99 Warren St. in Brookline, the site contains almost a million of Olmsted firm designs. The site is situated just a short distance away from a couple of attractions, such as the Franklin Park Zoo and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. For the chance to tour Boston at your own pace, rent a camper near Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and have fun motorhome camping in the city.

Getting Outdoors

When camping in an RV rental near Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, you’ll be spoilt for choice over the number of outdoor activities available. How about hanging out with your family at America’s oldest public park? Boston Common is home to a carousel, a playground, and even an ice rink, what more could you ask for. There are plenty of benches as well.

Keen on keeping fit during your vacation? The Blue Hills Reservation in Milton is the place to be for some hiking action. The park has a wide variety of trails catering for adventurers of all skill sets. The 2.2 miles long Wolcott Hill Loop Trail is an easy rated trail that is perfect for kids and seniors. If you’re confident in your fitness level, have a go at the 10.3 miles long hard rated Skyline Loop Trail.

The Blue Hills Reservation boasts of an extensive range of smooth and technical single and double trails that appeal to mountain bikers of all ages. The short Forest Path Trail is great for warming up your legs before tackling the more difficult trails. The 0.7 miles long trail leading up Old Buck Hill might be short, but it’s rated as black diamond.

Camping at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

After renting an RV near Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, there are a couple of RV parks to choose from in the area for accommodation. Setting up your rental RV at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham is a good idea if you’re keen on camping at a place offering plenty of outdoor activities. The back-in sites offer electric hookups, but Boston campers get access to water spigots and a dump station as well. Additional amenities include restrooms, showers, and a playground for kids.

If you’re looking for a campground offering full hookups for your Boston camper rental, consider the Hanscom AFB FamCamp (Military FamCamp) in Bedford. The pull-thru sites are equipped with full hookups complemented with WiFi and good mobile connectivity. Visitors also get access to laundry facilities, propane, and picnic shelters. At the nearby Lexington visitors center, you’ll be able to get tickets for a trolley that will take you around Concord and Lexington.

Exploring the Area

Despite being the largest city in New England, the city of Boston is fairly small, and the public transport system is reliable. Why not seize the opportunity to visit as many attractions as possible when camping in an RV in Boston? If you’re an art buff, start off by ticking the Museum of Fine Arts off your bucket list. Just be prepared to spend a couple of hours here as the museum is humongous, one of the largest in the country in fact. Are you on a tight schedule? Grab a highlights map that will lead you through a dozen masterpieces in an hour.

Continue on your museum tour by pointing your travel trailer towards the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The museum is situated in what used to be the home of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a leading American art collector who was devoted to making the arts accessible to people. The museum holds an impressive art collection that Isabela and her husband built through the years. Some of the highlights include art pieces by Fra Angelico, Titian, and Botticelli. Since she was a Red Sox fan, discounts are given to any visitor who turns up rocking Sox garb.

Speaking of Red Sox, Fenway Park is a must-visit if you regard yourself as a baseball fan. Fenway Park was built way back in 1912 by the owner of the Red Sox then, John Taylor. The park, which has been home to the Sox for over a century, is also the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball history. During your visit, you’ll get a tour of the stadium as well as a visitor’s clubhouse and the press room. You’ll even get the chance to visit the seats above the high left-field wall popularly referred to as the ‘Green Monster.’

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