Travel: Boston, Massachusetts

A few weeks ago, I went to visit my best friend that I have known since the 7th grade in Boston. He moved there a few months ago, so he was able to give me and our other childhood friend a great tour of the city. #GoShamrocks!Processed with VSCO with c1 presetWe started off by taking a water taxi that took us from one side of the city to the other. The view of the city from the boat was amazing!

Once we were in the heart of the city, we walked around the Boston Public Market, which is in the historic Blackstone Block, and sits on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Freedom Trail.

Then, we put our name on the list at the “MUST” eat restaurant in Boston, Neptune Oyster! They have the freshest and most delicious oysters I’ve ever had. Neptune also has a super yummy clam chowder, or as Bostonians say “chowda”, grilled fish and the BEST lobster rolls in the history of life! ❤ The 2-hour wait was definitely worth it! 😉 Note: They don’t take reservations.

IMG_6005While we waited for out table, we visited the oldest restaurant in Boston and in continuous service in the US, Union Oyster House. Their doors have been open since 1826!

Right across the street, we checked out the America’s Oldest Tavern, Bell in Hand! Fun Fact: They poured their first drink in 1795!

IMG_6147To end the food fest, we walked a few blocks to grab some Cannolis from Mike’s Pastry. This place is a MUST!f190f2df-56b8-4454-8d2e-1337cb5d5636.jpgThat night we hit up the bars at the Liberty Hotel. It was lit! 😉
liboutThey have 2 bars, one downstairs called Alibi which is set in the old “drunk tank” of what was Boston’s historic Charles Street Jail. What’s funny is that they have mug shots of different celebrities, including Biebs!
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The other bar is upstairs in the hotel lobby, and its called the Liberty Bar. This bar is very chic and a bit more chill than the one downstairs. The view is amazing!
Liberty Hotel
I stayed the night at the Liberty Hotel and view from the room was just AMAZING!
lib2IMG_6134Fun Fact: The Liberty Hotel used to be the Charles Street Jail, a national historic landmark and architectural gem built in 1851. In the lobby you can still see some of the cells.

libcellOne our second day, we did a little more exploring of the city. Since there is so much history in Boston we walked around a few of the historical stops of the Freedom Trail.IMG_6059The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, which passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States
Fun Fact: Boston was founded in 1630, it’s one of the oldest cities in the U.S.

We walked around the Fanevil Hall and Quincy Market where you can find unique retail shops, delicious food and entertainment.IMG_6058

Took some pics in the Boston Common and walked around the Boston Garden.

We also took the Duck Tour, it’s really fun and I highly recommend it! You get to see this historic city on land and on water! The bus turns into a boat 😉

On our last day we had lunch in Chinatown, which is the 3rd largest in the US! We had some yummy Dim Sum at Taiwan Cafe.

Last but not least, we hit up the Boston Library and enjoyed some High Tea at the Courtyard Restaurant inside the library, very British of us! The Boston Library was very beautiful!IMG_6018

IMG_6028Fun Fact: The menus are in books!!! Note: You must make a reservation for high tea.

Unfortunately, there were no Red Sox games the weekend that we went but if you decide to go to Boston make sure to catch the Red Soxs playing at Fenway Park.

I hope you learned something new about the historic Boston and  fun tips for your next Boston trip! 😉

#Adios
-Dorina

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