Another cheap flight, another Weekend Warrior trip! This time, we’re off to Boston, Massachusetts.
The only thing I’ve heard from friends since I booked this trip was, “Boston? In March? That’s a good idea.” I didn’t pay it any mind, but once I got there, I saw what they meant.
It was cold.
After arriving on a Friday evening,
and setting up shop in the Crowne Plaza hotel, Chris (my travel-bud) and I immediately booked an Uber to downtown Boston with the intention of doing the Freedom Trail (having no idea what it was). Thankfully for us, our driver had other ideas and dropped us off at the wrong location, Faneuil Hall.
After roaming around and getting semi-lost, we ended up in the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. It being in the mid-20’s before windchill, this is when I started thinking about everything my friends said about the timing of the trip. My South Floridan blood was already frozen solid.
Luckily, Chris’ friend, Kaitlyn, met up with us to show us a few great spots to eat and imbibe. It started at Granary Tavern.
Following that, we made our way to Legal Test Kitchen, a fantastic seafood restaurant at Seaport. We tested several of their fish dishes they were known for (I ordered the salmon) as well as a good amount of their wine.
That lead to a headache Saturday morning.
So, to alleviate the pain, we met up with another of Chris’ friends, Lee, at the Boston Burger Company in Boylston. One burger in particular stood out, “The King.” Topped with peanut butter, fried bananas, and bacon, it definitely lifted my spirits.
Satisfied and significantly less uncomfortable, we set out on the Freedom Trail. Once we started, I was hugely glad our Uber driver didn’t drop us off at the beginning of the Trail in the middle of a snow storm. It was a beautiful day and the trek made for a great way to experience the city. We made sure to take a detour and snag a proper cannoli at Mike’s Pastry along the way.
Post-Freedom trail, we snagged a pizza from Max and Leo’s, an artisan pizza shop next to our hotel. Then we were off to the Prudential building to check out the Top of the Hub. While the old fashioned was rather weak, the entertainment and the view was top notch. After that, a failed attempt at finding the McGregor fight ended the night.
Sunday we hit Fenway for a tour.
And made our way to the Cask n’ Flagon for refreshments after.
Following Fenway, we attempted to get a tour of the Harpoon Brewery, but they decided to close early on us. That inspired a walk around downtown Boston, where we ended up at Christopher Columbus park again.
Following that, we took a stroll around Harvard and made our way to the Saloon speakeasy.
we made our way back home to the South Floridian warmth. Regardless of how much I enjoyed Boston, I miss it.
If you liked this post,
Sign up for my exclusive email below! I’ll be sending out emails with goodies you won’t see anywhere else! It could be anything from behind-the-scenes photos, a photography tip, or a link to a great piece of gear I found. See? I just knew we’d become best friends today.