My first trip of 2018, and it was certainly one for the books.
I originally was going to make this more of a recap, but it turned into a mini city guide. Boston definitely has so much more to offer and I can’t wait to go back. This is what I compiled from round 1. Enjoy!
Walk around Cambridge – Home to Harvard and MIT, lots of history and iconic scenery. Longfellow Bridge right next door to MIT is a great spot for the classic skyline view (of course the lake was more ice than water this time of year).
Boston Common + Public Garden – Pair of parks in Downtown Boston that make the perfect spot for a morning walk. Also, fun fact: the Boston Common is America’s oldest park.
Boston Public Library – Weather you’re a bookworm or not, the art and architecture is beautiful and definitely worth seeing. They also have guided tours if you prefer that.
Ice Skating at Frog Pond – My first time ice skating outdoors! Right in the middle of the Boston Common, the perfect daytime or early night activity.
Snowboarding/Skiing at Wachusett Mountain – Access to a car is necessary for this one, but its only a 1.5 hour drive away and the picturesque scenery alone makes it worth it. As you probably already know,this trip was my first time seeing snow. Hence, my first time snowboarding! I certainly fell on my butt countless times (which actually really hurt), nevertheless it was the highlight of the trip.
COFFEE & TEA:
Jaho – Cutest little coffee shop. Quiet enough to make it a great place to read or study, and stay warm.
Flour – Best Green Tea (Japanese Genmai Cha) I’ve ever had!
Toro – Spanish tapas, but done in the most exquisite way. My favorites were the Maíz Asado con Alioli y Queso Cotija and Patatas Bravas. If you haven’t gone please do yourself the favor.
Felipe’s – $6 margs anyone? Also, the quesadilla was so delicious and basically a giant burrito so if you’re into great Mexican food at a good price…you’re welcome.
Luke’s Lobster – Where you can never order too much lobster anything because it is just too darn good. The best Lobster Roll I’ve ever had and the Lobster Mac & Cheese was a close second. Towards the end I was taking the smallest bites known to mankind because I just didn’t want it to end. True story.
Ristorante Saraceno – If you love Italian as much as I do, this place will not disappoint. The most delicious tortellini (and if you know me you know how I am about my pasta, especially tortellini)!
Harpoon Brewery – *21+ only for this one* The most amazing soft pretzels, with the best dipping sauces, made with the same wheat as their brews. Also, highly recommend doing the tour as it’s only $5 and actually really fun. Last, but not least, you get to sample all the beer you can drink. It’s really a win-win-win.
El Centro Boston – Delicious guacamole and they actually give you a decent amount! We ordered quesadillas and tacos. Which at first seemed really small, but ended up being the perfect portion and so yummy.
Tremont 647 – Have to give them props because they made us a pitcher of sangria even though it wasn’t on the menu. My favorite tacos were the chicken and steak, but I honestly would go back just for the yuca fries. No joke, the best yuca fries you will ever have. Plus, delicious churros that came with the perfect temperature chocolate sauce.
A big shoutout to Sof (and her awesome friends) for taking me in with open arms and showing me around the city.
See you soon, Boston!
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