As promised here is part two from my travel guide on one of my favourite cities, Boston!
The next morning we planned to spend more time wandering through the city and visit Harvard University. Walking is really the best way to see and get to know a city. It also helps to have someone who lives in the city to guide you – that I was very thankful for. I remember when we went to NYC in December and feeling as though we didn’t know where to begin. NYC, being as big as it is, can also be very touristy. I’m not one to typically jump on tour buses. I like to absorb things at my own pace. But sometimes you have no choice especially in a city like NYC. I felt like our trip to Boston was more at my pace and I was really able to take in the city for what it was.
When we woke up that morning it was sunny and fairly mild outside so we knew it was going to be a good day! We started out the day by walking along the harbour area. Chris knew a good spot where we could get a view of the city, so naturally I was game. Me and my love with an awesome view.
We kept walking, taking in the sights and stopping for lunch to re-fuel. *Side note: As I mentioned in part one of this post we went to Boston over Easter weekend. So everyone was off, out and about enjoying the beautiful mild weather. And surprisingly the city didn’t seem busy. Of course there was areas where people were concentrating too but I never once felt like I was walking with crowds of people. This was really nice for us because people who know me well know that I get anxious and stressed when I am in chaotic, busy areas. Anyways, the reason why I say this is because we decided to pick up lunch at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This is a very well known market in Boston, that happened to be very busy. So instead we walked through quickly, I picked up a “Boston” mug from Starbucks (I might have a slight obsession with collecting mugs – Matt knows this well) and we found an hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant with cheap margarita pitchers and awesome tacos.
Now it was time to venture to Harvard. Seeing Harvard has always been on my bucket list. Let me tell you it didn’t disappoint. Beautiful buildings – it felt pretty surreal to see it with my own eyes.
After visiting Harvard we walked quickly past MIT and headed home, it was another long day of walking so we were ready to crash. The view on our walk back….I couldn’t get enough of the cobblestone and brownstone buildings.
Our last day in Boston we planned on touring Fenway Park. Living in Toronto most people are Blue Jays fans, including us. Being a Jays fan you are use to watching games in the Rogers Centre which seats about 50,000 people. That is all we have ever known. I was excited to visit Fenway but I didn’t necessarily have high expectations thinking it was another Rogers Centre. I was definitely wrong. I would say that our visit and tour of Fenway was probably a highlight of our trip for me. There is so much history, my eyes and ears were glued to the tour guide the entire time! Fenway also has such an intimate feel, a feeling we don’t get at home in the Rogers Centre. I can only imagine how cool it would be to see a game there. That’s on my bucket visit for my next visit to Boston.
The view inside Fenway Park…
Sitting in the famous “Green Monster”!
That evening we had to pack up and head home :(. I was sad to leave Boston and can’t wait to go back!