Looking for a cool weekend trip? Well your in luck. This past weekend I decided to surprise my boyfriend, Nick, with a birthday trip to Boston. We had both been wanting to go there for quite some time so I decided to rip the band-aid off and just book a trip for us.
Boston is such a cool city because it's rich with American history. You're guaranteed to learn new things just by walking around.
Now, I'm no history buff, so don't @ me if I mess anything up, but in this blog I'm just going to be talking about the things we did, the places we ate, and where we stayed.
Where we stayed
Not gonna lie, booking a hotel in Boston can be kinda pricey. With that said, I suggest checking out Airbnb (not sponsored btw). Thats what I did at least, and I found a cute studio space for an affordable price. It was in a great location in downtown Boston just a few streets away from the Boston Commons. However, I'm convinced theres no bad place to stay in Boston. Everywhere has something to do and or soemthing to explore. The first day we walked 11 miles on a quest to see all the sites.
Anyway, back on topic, we stayed with Sonder. For anyone who is unfamiliar with Sonder, they are a company within Airbnb that that has properties and buildings all over the world. They pride themselves on providing you with a very modern looking space that is kept very clean and neat at all times. They do have a professional cleaning crew that comes and cleans the space after each persons stay, so its kind of like being in a hotel. Fun fact: Alex and I actually stayed with them in Miami. I had a great experience with them both times and would recommend staying with them.
Below are some photos of what the space that we stayed in looked like:
What we did
1. Boston Commons
The Boston Commons is basically a huge park. If you've ever been to NYC, the best thing I can compare it to is Central Park. It's just a bunch of large grass areas for people to relax, play games, and hangout on. There's also a walkway throughout for people to walk or run on when navigating through the park.
Aside from just hanging out, there are a tons of fun activities to do as well. You could take a boat ride in the pond, grab a snack from a food truck/vendor, ride the carousel, and much more.
The Boston Commons is also home of the very famous Paul Revere statue, as seen below.
2. Newbury Street
3. Faneuil Hall Market Place
Faneuil Market Place is exactly what it sounds like. It's filed with many mainstream stores such as Victoria's Secret, American Eagle, Gap, Urban Outfitters, and more. There are also many unique vendors and locals with carts selling items such as homemade jewelry, Boston apparel, and other accessories/lifestyle items. This is where Nick and I picked up some sweet Boston sweatshirts.
In the Market you will also find many restaurants. In the center of the Market is a large building, similar to a Food Court, with many quick food options. Nick ordered a crab roll which he ate as we walked around the shopping area.
Another unique thing you'll find in the Market place are street performers. There are dancers, musicians, singers, and then some crazy acts with people flipping around and jumping over audience members.
4. Boston Harbor
5. Freedom Trail
where we ate
Long Oak Bar & Kitchen
Saturday morning we got a later start than we originally planned. We had found a breakfast place that we really wanted to go to but when we showed up there was an hour wait. By this time it was around 10am and we were pretty much starving, so we googled some new breakfast places, and that’s how we found Long Oak Bar & Kitchen. I ordered the red quinoa which was organic baby kale mixed with red quinoa and scrambled eggs and Nick ordered the corned beef hash which had poached eggs and hollandaise sauce on top. Both meals were so delicious. This place was by far our favorite breakfast in Boston.
Union Oyster House
Boston Seasons Patio
That’s when we stumbled upon the Boston Seasons Patio, accidentally. It was so cool though, they had minute golf course throughout the bar and they had giant Jenga game for you to play while drinking with friends. They also had a bunch of egg chairs and swings to sit in. Talk about an instagrammable location.
However, we both ordered one drink and then we found out they closed at 10pm, which seems crazy for a bar in the city on a Saturday night. With that said, I would recommended stopping at this bar earlier or before dinner so that your not there for less than an hour like us.
North Street Grille
So that pretty much sums up our trip. We had a blast and would definetly visit Boston again in the future. We hope you guys get to travel to Boston as well. As always, if you do, be sure to tag us in your insta pics.
Xx Chic Beaches