If you follow me on Instagram & Snapchat (jackiegiardina) you know that I spent the weekend with Tracy visiting Katherine in Boston! I’ve been to Boston before, but I knew there was so much more to see and with Katherine officially being a Beantown local paying her a visit for a different perspective of the city was in order. 2 1/2 days and 20+ miles (according to Fitbit) of walking later I feel like I’ve finally seen almost everything Boston has to offer. The way that the city has managed to preserve all of the older buildings and all of it’s distinctive neighborhoods are what made me fall more in love with it than I ever was. New York winters are brutal enough, so I don’t know if I could ever move to Boston, but I should take advantage of it being so close and visit more often.
Here are a few snaps from both my camera and iPhone throughout the trip including my 5 must-do things if you’re planning a trip. Check back next week for a better look at all the outfits I wore!
I’m by no means a Boston expert, but I thought I’d leave you with my 5 Boston Must-Dos if you’re planning a trip in the future!
Get lost in Beacon Hill. This is the most picturesque part of Boston and strolling up and down the streets is guaranteed to make you wish you lived there. While you’re in the area make sure snap a photo of yourself on Acorn St. like we did (#selfie), it’s the most frequently photographed street in America, and once you see it for yourself you’ll understand why.
Brunch at The Met Back Back and choose from their Crafty Mary checklist to create your own Bloody Mary! While I’m pretty new to the whole Bloody Mary scene this is hands down the most amazing one I’ve EVER had, and probably ever will! You get to choose the alcohol, rim, mixer and heat level along with whatever fix-ins and garnishes you’d like…I got a Belvedere Bloody Mary with bacon salt, Tabasco, Worcestershire and Horseradish topped with celery, lemon, lime, olives, pepperocini and shrimp! Not going to lie you probably don’t even need to order a meal with all the options you can get added to your drink…see our monstrous drinks here!
Explore the Waterfront, Boston Common/Public Garden and all the historical buildings nearby. When you think of Boston, these are the areas that immediately pop into your head. Pop into Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market while you’re in the area.
Visit Fenway Park (even if you’re not a Red Sox fan!). It’s not only the oldest baseball stadium in America, but it’s also one of the smallest which makes pretty much any seat amazing. Even if it’s not baseball season I still suggest taking a trip to the area and heading to The Bleacher Bar which is located literally under the bleachers in the stadium with a giant garage door that leads right onto the outfield.
Walk down Newbury Street. I was most excited about exploring Back Bay, where Katherine lives, while I was in Boston because I’ve never really been to that area before. Newbury Street is where you want to be. It’s filled with beautiful historic brownstones, along with tons of shops and restaurants, definitely not an area you want to miss!