Last month, A and I got to celebrate my amazing brother’s wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina, and then decided to celebrate our anniversary a little early and take an extended vacation up through Washington D.C., Delaware and Connecticut, before ending up in Boston, MA. Neither one of us had ever been to Boston so we weren’t sure what to expect or how we’d feel, but it was by far our most favorite place we visited – good food, historical sites, awesome people, what more could you want?
But before we got to Boston? First stop had to be Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. They have an awesome hall exhibit where you can learn of the history of the team, see videos of historic plays, and even see their four Lombardi trophies.For any fellow football fans out there, we certainly recommend it!
Dinner that evening was AMAZING. I knew I wanted to eat a lobster roll while in the city (this whole land-locked Colorado and no fresh seafood is killing me) so, after checking in to our AirBNB, we headed into the city in search of some good food. Luke’s Lobster came through for us – so much so that we ended up eating there the next day as well! Fresh lobster rolls and the most perfect blueberry lemonade gave us the best welcome to Boston we could have asked for.
The next morning we woke early to get jump start on exploring Boston and the Freedom Trail, which is seriously the greatest tourist asset. You basically follow a brick path two miles throughout the city and, by doing so, get to see a majority of the historical sites including Paul Revere’s house, the cemetery where Samuel Adams is buried, the church where Paul Revere lit the lamp, and the Bunker Hill Monument.
We found the greatest tea shop in Boston – David’s Tea. We bought a couple different loose leaf tea options and absolutely loved it, delicious and perfectly cozy!
After two miles of walking, though, our feet were done so we took an Uber back to our car and then did a tour + tasting at Samuel Adams Brewery (thus crossing one other thing off of my “27 Things While I’m 27” List!)
The next say (Saturday) was our final day on vacation (insert sad eyes) so we just had some time to do final exploring, eat New England clam chowder (another thing off of my “27 Things While I’m 27” list!), and buy some cannolis from Mike’s Pastry to take home with us (can you tell we make plans around our food?)
One final place we visited before we headed to the airport which I HAVE to recommend (even though I don’t have pictures of) is Downeast Cider – a hard cider place in east Boston. We did a tour, had some tastings, and ended up buying some cans to bring home with us. They are a small company that is slowly expanding, but they are all natural, non-processed, and super fresh. If you’re on the east coast and can visit their shop or can find their drinks in a local shop, definitely check them out!
// Have you ever been to Boston? What were some of your most favorite vacation memories?
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