Two days in Boston, Massachusetts

I love Boston. The place oozes history and feels stately and important. And those accents! Love them. We finished our road trip with a few days in the city, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying excellent food. Dad booked us into the Harvard Club of Boston, another private club but slightly less fancy than the New York Athletics Club.

The best way to get a feel for Boston’s history is to take a Freedom Trail Tour. I did it back in 2010 but I was more than happy to do it again as the guides are excellent, entertaining and most importantly, are in costume:

DSCN1147

This satisfies my bizarre wish that anyone in an historical town should be adorned in period dress.

DSCN1140

This old cemetery in the centre of town is part of the tour. Some very important revolutionary figures are buried here.

DSCN1142

After the tour my dad and stepmother made a beeline for the JFK Presidential Library & Museum while Andrew and I chose to head to back to Boston Common and explore the Public Gardens.

DSCN1148

DSCN1153

We stopped for lunch along the way and I grabbed my very first lobster roll. It was warm and buttery and delicious! Totally decadent and an eyewatering $22.50.

DSCN1155

When in Boston!

DSCN1163

Boston Common. This photo is completely unedited! How is that blossom?!

DSCN1213

Everything in the Public Garden was bursting with life. From the flowers:

DSCN1176

To the tiny ducklings!

DSCN1188

This is so cute I’m dying

DSCN1200

George Washington statue

DSCN1202

Tulips ❤

DSCN1215

Massachusetts State House

The Harvard Club of Boston is perfectly located on Commonwealth Avenue, a beautiful old wide street just a few over from Newbury Street which is bustling with restaurants, shops and bars. On our second last night we wandered down Commonwealth Ave to dinner as the sun was setting.

 

IMG_0682

It was starting to get chilly but the tops of the buildings above the blossom trees were lit up in the fading light. It was so beautiful!

IMG_0677

We made the silly mistake of not booking ahead, which meant waiting and then sitting outside. Luckily we were rugged up!

dinner with the fam bam

Puffer jackets all round

We dined at the Atlantic Fish Company and it wasn’t impressive. The food was ok but the way it came out, slopped into a bowl, was hideous. I didn’t even take a photo. The clam chowder wasn’t anything to write home about.

The next day Andrew and I took a tour at the Harpoon Brewery, which was excellent. They have an amazing collection of beers. Look at those colours!

DSCN1222

DSCN1247

The tour was really fun and informative, with all you can drink testers!

DSCN1217

That evening was our final night all together and we ate in the Harvard Club dining room. The decor was pretty schmanzy!

IMG_0694 IMG_0693

IMG_5569

I had the scallops, they were delicious but when I saw dad’s steak I had food envy.

IMG_0697

Looks like a bit of a mess… Blame my iPhone camera

IMG_0698

Dessert was a lemon meringue thingy, delish

The next morning we packed up our car hugged my dad and step-mum goodbye and drove an epic 10 hours from Boston to Hamilton, Ontario (in Canada!).

Thanks for a top-notch time New England.

This entry was posted in Travel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Two days in Boston, Massachusetts

  1. LaurenFitz says:

    I cannot believe that lobster roll cost $22.50!! Though it does look incredibly delicious and I definitely would have bought one too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s