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I have the day off of school and I wanted to hop on to write ALL about my trip to Boston a few weekends ago. It was one of my favorite trips I have been on and I would HIGHLY recommend it for a little weekend getaway. Mike was hesitant to go at first (this is a reoccurring theme with me always wanting to go somewhere and Mike not agreeing at first) but we both ended up having a blast! Mike and I both had never been to Boston before so it was fun to explore everything together. Here are some of my “MUST DO’s” for traveling to Boston.
Omni Parker House: This is where Mike and I stayed and the location could not be beat! We were right near downtown and were able to walk everywhere, which was awesome. We were right on the Freedom Trail, too. The only thing that kind of stunk was that we had a full bed instead of a king. We used the app “Hotels Tonight” to find a good deal on a hotel room, so you couldn’t pick which type of room/bed. I swear by my king bed so it was definitely an adjustment to have to sleep in a full, but we made it work.
Verb Hotel: This hotel is right near Fenway Park and it is SO cute. It has a rock theme inside and was super boutique-y and chic. I loved the look of the hotel and I know Mike would’ve loved to stay right near Fenway with the Red Sox playing to get into the World Series!
Freedom Trail: This is a MUST when you are in Boston! The trail is all over Boston and is marked by brick pavers. It’s fun to follow the trail around, especially since Boston is such a great walking city. We were able to walk all around the city and always found ourselves back on the freedom trail throughout the city!
Boston Common: This park is HUGE and so stunning! We went to Boston right as the leaves were beginning to change so it was fun to walk around and see all the beautiful trees changing color This park also has a “Make Way for Duckling” statue, which is super cute. This is perfect for walking around and enjoying the scenery or taking a break from walking around the city.
Beacon Hill/Acorn Street: Beacon Hill is a historic neighborhood about 5 minutes from Boston Common. It was cute to walk around and look at all the gorgeous homes. You can also stop by Acorn Street to take some pics of this cute little street. Acorn Street is one of the most “picturesque” streets in Boston. We ran into a tour guide while stopping to take pictures here and he was telling us how to take the perfect picture with the flag in the background.
Back Bay/Newbury Street: This area has a ton of shopping and dining. Its also known for its Victorian Brownstones. Mike and I found ourselves walking up and down this area going into each of the shops. We loved this area because of all of the different shopping options they had. Plus, the scenery of the brownstones couldn’t be beat.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace: I’m still not sure how you say the name of this?! I’ve heard it been said multiple ways, but regardless it was a fun place to go to! This is a marketplace with a bunch of different shops as well as a historic meeting hall where Sam Adams gave a bunch of speeches! I loved the cobblestone streets and how the history blended with modern day (Nothing like a historic meeting place and a Sephora being right next to each other!) There was also a fun outdoor bar area across the street called “Boston Seasons.” When we were there it was the last weekend they were open. But they said they open around April, I think, and stay open through the fall. I loved anywhere you can sit outside and enjoy a drink so that combined with the beautiful scenery made it a 10/10 for me.
Fenway Park: This was a must-see for Mike. He is a big sports guy so he really enjoyed walking around the whole park. I have to admit, it was pretty cool to see. Plus we went into this bar called “Bleacher Bar” where you can literally look right onto the field in Fenway Park!
Harvard: If you go to Boston and don’t make a trip to Harvard did you even go to Boston?! It was fun to take the train up to Harvard and walk around the campus. The campus was so fun to see and I loved all the cute little shops and restaurants that they had around town. Walking around it reminded me of Evanston, near Northwestern University in Chicago. Harvard was such a charming little area. I would definitely recommend taking the trip their by train so you can get the full experience.
Mike’s Pastry: This is a MUST if you are headed to Boston. I love any kind of dessert but cannoli’s are probably one of my favorites. They are huge here and so worth the wait. I would recommend going early in the day as there is always a line out the door. I will say that we went later on at night, even though there was a line it did move fast. Regardless, this is a must try if you love cannoli’s (or any other dessert, since they have other options as well!)
Giacomo’s: We were not able to go here since the wait was so long and I was a little #hangry. 😬 We got multiple recommendations to go here since they have some of the best Italian food in Boston. I would love to come back to Boston to try this restaurant out since I did hear it was really good.
Tatte Bakery and Cafe: Mike and I went here for brunch one day and it did not disappoint. The ambiance and the food were both amazing. I had the avocado tartine and Mike had a breakfast sandwich. Both were really yummy. They also had some amazing looking pancakes that I wish we would’ve ordered.
Stephanie’s on Newbury: I didn’t get a chance to try this spot just because of time, but I’ve heard from multiple people that this place is amazing for brunch. It’s right on Newbury Street in the Back Bay so it’s perfect for stopping for a bite to eat in between shopping.
Alden and Harlow: I received a lot of recommendations to try this place. It is located near Harvard and would be perfect for brunch or dinner. It has a trendy vibe inside and they’ve won a bunch of awards so it is a must try, if you’re near Harvard.
Thanks for following along! ❤️ Today is Mike’s birthday so I’m off to go get ready to go out to dinner with him. I’d love to hear if there was anything I missed while I was in Boston?? Let me know- I’m always looking for an excuse to travel!