One of our favorite cities to visit in the United States is Boston. It was our first trip together and also where we got engaged. We have been back many times since then and will continue to revisit throughout our lifetime. It was in the running for our long time home for a while. I still dream about retiring to a beach house on Cape Cod. Here are some ideas for you if you're planning a weekend vacation to Boston.
Getting around: Boston has great public transportation. The "T" will get you all over town and you can get a 7 day pass for $21.25 which is a great deal if you are visiting for a few days. This is also a very walkable city with lots to see if every neighborhood.
Places to stay: We have a few favorite hotels in the Boston area. The Kimpton hotels are always our favorites when traveling because they have a great rewards program and are always super comfortable. All three in the Boston area are located in great areas. Book your Kimpton stay here. If you have your heart set on the back Bay Area, I would recommend the Charlesmark hotel. It's a smaller boutique hotel, but very comfortable.
Our Favorite Places:
Fenway Park - We have seen multiple baseball games here, plus we did the stadium tour. It's amazing. The tour is definitely worth it if you like baseball at all. There is so much history here and so much of the ballpark is still original.
Quincy Market - This is a great place to visit when you're hungry. There are so many different food vendors and great shopping spots.
Sam Adams Brewery - This was so much better than we thought it would be. They take you through a pretty quick brewery tour with some cool history and facts about beer. After the tour, you visit the tasting room where you get to try 3 different beers - one of which will probably never hit shelves because it's a rare test. Once you are done at the brewery, you board a party bus and they drop you off at a bar in the neighborhood for another round of Sam Adams with souvenir pint glasses. The same party bus will bring you right back to the subway.
North End - This part of Boston as so much history. Plus, you can eat some of the best Italian food in the whole Northeast region of the country. Save a little room for desserts at Modern Pastry. Also, see if you can find the narrowest house in Boston.
Freedom Trail - If you are visiting the North End, you will find the Freedom Trail walks right through that neighborhood. This is a free easy walkway through the city that highlights so many important places in our country's history. The full trail is 2.5 miles, so it makes for a perfect activity for a day of historical sightseeing.
Boston Public Market - This is my other favorite place to eat so much food. There are tons of stands that serve up local amazing treats.
I've included the rest of our favorites below. Let me know what your favorites are in the Boston area. Have you ever made the trip out to Cape Cod?