Boston: A Brief Tour Guide
Recently, Reetu and I just took a vacation trip to the city of Boston (Massachusetts, USA).
It was awesome.
We caught up with friends, walked an average of 10 miles a day, tried out Airbnb for the first time, ate some mouth-watering food, and discovered a beautiful city together.
Here were my favorite parts:
- The Thinking Cup: Amazing coffee. We tried several different local coffee shops in Boston but, hands down, The Thinking Cup provided us with the best cups of coffee we had in Boston. They have several locations throughout the city. Make sure you find one of them.
- Mike's Pastry: A canolli is a small piece of heaven. And Mike's Pastry has some of the best. So we got canollis from Mike's and then got some awesome coffee down the street at The Thinking Cup. Paired together, they look like this.
- The Freedom Trail: This is a 2.5 mile walking trail that takes you around Boston to some of the most historically important sites throughout the city from the 18th century (i.e. around the time of the War for Independence). Along the trail is the Old South Meeting House (where the Boston Tea Party started), the site of the Boston Massacre, some really really old cemeteries, and plenty of other sites (including the Bunker Hill Monument - see below).
- New England Holocaust Memorial: This outdoor memorial is a beautiful and difficult tribute to the memory of those lives stolen during the Holocaust in WWII. Here's a photo gallery of the memorial and here is a photo I took of one quote that really stuck with me from our walk through it.
- Harvard: It's Harvard. There's the history of the university. The beautiful architecture. Statues of old guys. Great restaurants. Hipster coffee shops. And this awesome quote.
- Bunker Hill Monument: Remember the quote: "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"? Yeah, that happened here. It's an obelisk monument that you can walk to the top of (all 294 steps of it). It provides a beautiful view, but also leaves your legs feeling like jello.
- Tatte Bakery: They have amazing pastries and great coffee. We ate there ourselves and got packages of pastries as gifts for friends and family. It's the epitome of a hipster cafe. Check it out.
- Sweet Cheeks Q: We randomly found this restaurant because we were craving barbecue one night. Not too far from Fenway, it had some phenomenal food (I got the pork belly) and beverages served in Mason jars.
- The T: One of the reasons I loved touring Boston was their train system "The T" and how simple it is to navigate as a tourist. If you're there for several days, I suggest getting the Week LinkPass.
So, basically, I love Boston. It was a wonderful adventure with my bride and best friend.
And we're already planning our next city to discover.
Where do you want to go next in the world?