Remember my post about Nantucket from a while back? Well as promised- here is my post on Boston that my sister and I went to with my Mom for her birthday! Which by the way- I absolutely LOVED Boston and ranked it as my #3 place to live in in the country… well only if I could live in Beacon Hill (above)- I wish! We stayed at the Westin Copley Place Hotel and walked around the square and library the first day and had dinner at this amazing Mexican place called Lolita Cocina (best tacos). Stephanie’s on Newbury St is delicious as well! We walked up and down Newbury street going to various shops and visiting the fashion design school.
As you know, the next day- we went to Nantucket! Our last day in Boston, we went to L.A. Burdick for their amazing hot chocolate and then went straight to Harvard- I couldn’t wait to tour the campus! We took the Hahvahd Tour and ate lunch at Crema Cafe which had the most amazing sandwiches!
After that, we headed over to explore Beacon Hill and used this self-guided tour to find things like Emerson’s house and where Sylvia Plath lived. And in Beacon Hill is one of the most expensive places to live in the country- Louisburg Square along with Acorn Street- the most photographed street in Boston!
And of course we did the self-guided tour of the Freedom Trail where we go to see the site of the Boston massacre, where Charles Dickens and Emerson would meet to discuss poetry (Old Corner Bookstore), the Paul Revere site/statue (Old North Church) and of course this led us into Little Italy!
On our long walk on the Freedom Trail, we stopped at quite a few places. J.P Lick’s has amazing ice cream and lines are out the door! Of course, you must stop at the Omni for a famous Boston Creme Pie. The cutest little cupcake place had frosting shots- Sweet Bakery! And the location of the famous scene in the older show Cheers (where everybody knows your name…)! In the evening we had dinner at Panza Italian Restaurant in Little Italy and boy am I glad we had reservations! Some have lines out the door! The pasta was amazing and reminded me exactly of the Italian atmosphere. And of course, you must visit the ever famous- Mike’s Pastry!
We ended the evening with a sunset cruise from the Boston Harbor to learn more about this amazing, historical city.
Until we meet again, Bahston! Oh and of course- we walked EVERYWHERE. Yes, even my amazingly fit Mom can keep up by foot. Boston has it all- history, architecture, fashion, mansions, Cambridge and the city!