When I fist moved to Boston (over two years ago), I arrived in town a couple of weeks before 1L orientation to explore the city. One of the best ways to see the city is just to walk around. I also took a Duck Tour (water/land tour vehicles that drive around the city and enter the Boston Harbor/Charles River). Although Duck Tours are possibly the biggest tourist trap, they are an entertaining way to see the city and learn random facts. Below are some of my pictures from that initial trip around town:
This is the view from my apartment. You can see the law school in the background (tall building with the tower on top). I like to think that this view means I cannot escape my homework even at home:)
Floating Around on Duck Boat.
The Pru (Prudential Building)
This government building at Government Center area is featured in several movies.
Only in Boston can you find a joint sushi and Dunkin Donuts.
The John Hancock Building.
In front of the Duck Boat.