Boston for the Day

This summer I knew I wanted to explore some new places and I spent all of last week doing just that. My trip to the East Coast began in Boston, a place I visited for the first time almost exactly a year ago. This trip was just a quick one, 24 hours in the city before I continued on to Portland, Maine. I fell in love with Boston all over again, revisiting old favorites and discovering great new places as well. Previously I had stayed on the opposite side of town so it was nice to be able to see things from a different perspective. I used AirBnb for the first time and was very pleasantly surprised, though I spent very little time in the room and as much time as possible out exploring the restaurants and boutiques, and paying Primark more than a visit or two (yes, three visits in 24 hours, am I lucky I don’t live near one or what). It was a lovely visit despite the rain that hit before I escaped to Portland. Scroll for many pics and captions for the important ones… that would be the ones with food. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dinner from a B.Good. They locally source their ingredients and the sweet potato fries were delicious!

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Mike’s Pastries is something of a must-see in Boston. If you go around dessert time the line is far out the door, but if you go after breakfast there’s no wait at all! Nothing wrong with a mid-morning chocolate mousse cannoli.

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Second oldest cemetery in Boston… which is to say it’s extremely old.ย 

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Ducked into Restoration Hardware as it looked like rain might come through… and it did. Right as I was trying to leave. Such is life.

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Where to hide when the rain hits? An adorable cafรฉ called Thinking Cup that lets you customize your grilled cheese!ย 

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…And if the rain continues why not another cafรฉ? Cafรฉ Nero has wonderful macchiato and even better zucchini bread.

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Of course good old Pret comes through with the pre-bus ride hot chocolate to fend off the cold from the rain.ย 

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A picture of me! In Boston! Alone so only a mirror selfie, what’s better than that?

~KS