A Weekend in Boston

Back in the summer, my parents, Derek & I thought it would be an awesome idea to plan a fall trip to Boston. None of us had ever been to this city, and I’d always wanted to see it this time of the year. So, we plotted and planned, and all flew in Thursday night to have a long weekend full of relaxing and catching up. And just like any other weekend or trip, I cannot believe this one has come and gone.

As I had imagined, Boston was absolutely beautiful. The harbor. Beacon Hill. The North End, South End, you name the neighborhood, and I bet we explored it! With only two and a half days, we maximized our time to the fullest, and pretty much stayed on foot the entire weekend.

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Boston sure does know how to make navigation easy for tourists! Forget maps. We followed The Freedom Trail pretty much the entire time and saw everything imaginable.

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We hit up all the historic landmarks on day one. From the State House, to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, there was so much to see and take in! Fortunately, we had clear skies and quite an afternoon of sunshine to make this fall day even more beautiful.

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We even ran into an awesome Farmer’s Market. This run-in made Derek and I realize just how inflated NYC’s prices are. Talk about a smack in the face!

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Just like I like it, there were bakeries on every corner. But how could you not stop when you see apple turnovers like these in the window!?

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One of my favorite moments of the entire trip was walking through The Public Garden, and then strolling the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill. So gorgeous! These houses were insanely beautiful. My eyes fell in love over and over with every entrance we passed.

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And then there was this backyard! Ah, for the love of ivy! It was so hard to keep walking after being captivated by this masterpiece! Thanks to Derek’s find on AirBnB, we were able to stay in a house [rather a basement studio!] just as charming. Twas just another reason why I love that way of traveling! The studio was so warm and cozy!

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Boston’s harbor was the true essence of peace. I don’t know if it was the stillness of the water, or the sun setting just as we walked the bridge over to Charlestown, but there was something so soothing about this moment.

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Then there was the Samuel Adam’s Brewery! This tasting tour was the perfect fix for a rainy, cold morning. So happy Derek remembered about this.

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Of course the trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Harvard Yard in Cambridge.

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Yes, this weekend in Boston was just so much fun. With great weather (for the most part!) and amazing company, I don’t think I could have asked for a better trip.

Miss you already, mom & dad.

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