Today’s post is all about Boston.
I get so many emails/comments/messages asking me what to do when people visit Boston, so today, I’m sharing some of my favorite things. BUT…a disclaimer right off the bat. I’ve always been hesitant to write this post because…I’m not from Boston, so even though I can throw out a handful of ideas, I am not any authority on the city. That being said, after last week’s post (and the gazillion questions I received via blog comments, FB messages and emails), I thought that today, I’d toss out some ideas, but then I’m hoping you Boston peeps will really chime in and tell everyone what they must see/must do/where they must go in this great city. Please!!
Now, if you want to read a post about my neck of the woods, check out these…
ALL ABOUT MCKINNEY or this one…
As for Boston, I’ve been going there for over 20 years now. I love this city for so many reasons (history, food and baseball being in the top 3!), but I also love to go because the people are so darn nice too! When we go, these are some of the things we like to do. We are creatures of habit, so we do many of them on repeat, but as for me and my tourist heart when I hit Boston, these are my faves…
I am so glad this picture won’t get any bigger…I’m very pregnant and wearing braces. Ha! Nevertheless, it was the only one I could find of me standing in front of The Old North Church. We love to walk the Freedom Trail. You can take an actual guided tour or download the map and do it on your own. If the weather is nice, you should totally do it. It’s lovely (and educational!).
We love to check out Faneuil Hall and eat something from Quincy Market. Hello, lobster roll! We hit this spot just about every trip…
…there is shopping here, yummy food and tons of atmosphere! I love the fun, upbeat energy here plus the shops (including my favorite fan shop for Sox gear, Lucy’s League).
I, of course, don’t think a trip to Boston is complete without seeing the Red Sox play, but if you aren’t down for that (or they’re not home playing), you should take a Fenway Park Tour instead…
Even if you’re not a Sox fan, I think you’ll find this tour super interesting. Fenway Park is so rich in history that it’s hard not to be impressed. You get a massive tour of the stadium along with a trip up to the Green Monster (pictured here).
Side note, do you know what day it was when this picture was taken??? June 9, 2012. Little did I know when I was standing there on that wall that over in China, my daughter was being born. How cool is that?!
We love to stroll through Boston Common (massive park in the middle of Boston). It’s lovely every day…but it’s extra lovely on Memorial Day weekend.
One of our favorite places to visit when we’re in Boston is Harvard University. The campus is BEAUTIFUL! You can walk around and then pop in and out of the cute little university shops and coffee places. We always love to eat at John Harvard’s Brewery when we visit.
As for shopping, we love the cute little stores on Charles Street. These are not chain stores, they’re cute little antique shops, chocolate shops and other quirky and fun stores.
I find Boston to be a very walkable city! That being said…
…their subway system is easy to use too!
Here are some other things we’ve done in Boston over the years:
1. Visit the JFK Presidential Library and Museum
2. Boston Duck Tour
3. Shop and eat up and down Newbury Street
4. Walk up and down the Beacon Hill area to see the beautiful homes (it’s so charming!)
5. Eat at Union Oyster House (We even sat in the President Kennedy booth one time!)
6. Visit the Cheers Bar
And growing up, a big thing for us to do was fly into Boston and then head here…
So, those are a few of my favorite things to do/see/eat in Boston. Boston peeps, what are yours????? Please comment and share!! If you haven’t been to Boston, I cannot recommend it more! It is truly one of my favorite places on Earth. xo