I want to start off by saying I WISH we had more time in Boston because – I mean, it’s Boston! Unfortunately we were just passing through, so we had to get creative with our few hours there. To make things a little more interesting, we didn’t have a car or a place to leave our luggage, which meant we needed to find places either within walking distance or accessible from the subway.
So I did my research, came up with a game plan and off we went!
Side note: these pictures are fresh off a red-eye so if I look a bit tired, that’s why 😉
WHAT WE TOURED
Practically every blog and review site I read listed Beacon Hill as a must-see so that’s where we kicked things off! It’s truly the quintessential New England neighborhood – narrow streets, brick everywhere you look, gas lamps, etc. Plus, the trees were raining beautiful white flowers on a brisk, overcast morning so it made for the most picturesque day imaginable.
Cue the photoshoot 😉
Boston Public Garden
From Beacon Hill, we walked over to the Boston Public Garden. Honestly pictures don’t do this place justice. From the Make Way for Ducklings statue to the foot bridge to all the historical monuments, everything about this Victorian-era garden is incredible!
We soaked in this view and took our time here. It was peaceful and made for the perfect people-watching location. Not a bad way to spend the morning 🙂
WHERE WE ATE
The Barking Crab
Next up was food! We hopped on the red line from the garden to make our way back in the direction of the airport and landed at The Barking Crab.
This casual, lively waterfront seafood restaurant was exactly what we needed. Not only was the staff super friendly, but everything we tried (clam chowder, lobster roll, crab cakes and oysters) was PERFECT!
My husband and I were in seafood heaven – our happy place 🙂
Lookout Rooftop and Bar
Our last stop in Boston was right next door at the Envoy Hotel’s beautiful rooftop bar, Lookout Rooftop and Bar.
We enjoyed panoramic views of the city’s skyline as we sipped our drinks and reminisced on the day. The drinks were just what we needed to snap us out of our food coma and go on with our day.
We were sad to leave but happy with our Boston experience. We packed in as much as we could with the time we had there. PLUS we got our steps in 🙂
Boston gets a 10/10 in my book!