Hello blog world, it’s me again!! Yes, I’ve been gone for about a week but am glad to be back & share my traveling adventures with you. I had an amazing time in this city- it’s so beautiful & historic. We packed so many fun activities in our five day stay so for today’s 5, I’ll be talking about some of my highlights from Boston. If you’re planning a trip to Beantown, these places are a must in my book!
It’s a bus. It’s a boat. It’s a duck boat! Yes they’re touristy but seriously a must-do if you’re checking out the city for the first time. I’ve never really done a “tour” when I’ve visited big cities, but this one was so fun & our tour guide was hilarious. Tix are around $30 and it’s worth it. You start out riding around the city, then make your way into the Charles River. The weather was absolutely beautiful and we all loved getting to know a little more about the city.
If you like good food, this place is a must! North End is the “Little Italy” of Boston and the charming streets are lined with some of the best restaurants in the city. We had dinner at Carmelina’s, a recommendation by our friends Nate & Beth. This was our open air view… can’t beat it! I had the Ahi Tuna with pasta for dinner. I feel like this is a unique combination, but it was delicious! We also had some limoncello and a cannoli from Mike’s Pastry, hand delivered by my roommate Jeff from across the street.
If you’re looking for a fun & unique place to go out, check out this spot. The Liberty Hotel used to be a jail and has been converted to a hotel with two restaurants, Clink and Scampo, and the Alibi bar. We went out here the first night and had a little too much fun!
This one’s for the chocolate lover. This was a last-minute decision for us and a recommendation by Biana at B Loved Boston. When we walked in, the whole place smelled like chocolate. Sold. We had brunch fare, but they also have lots of yummy sweet treats like crepes & milkshakes. I did order a salted caramel hot chocolate & it was seriously the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had!! The visit isn’t complete until you stop by the chocolate shop to pick up some goodies to take home.
This one is a given. The oldest baseball stadium in America is an attraction that you don’t want to miss. For the AAPA conference, we had a “PAs in the park” event where we got a private tour of the stadium. Let me first say that I wasn’t super excited about this, but decided to go because most of our class was going (I’m not that into baseball). Despite the cold & misty weather, I actually had so much fun. It was cool to experience different views of the stadium, sit on the Green Monster & in the press box, and hear some history of how the stadium came about. The Red Sox played at Fenway on the night we flew out, but hopefully I can make it to a game next time I visit!
Stay tuned next week for a Boston recap part two because this girl got a little picture happy, per usual. I was seriously exhausted after the trip because we did so much. I will be enjoying the rest of my week-long break in Charlotte and it’s back to school on Monday.