Weekend in Boston

M and I had been talking about taking a weekend away – just the 2 of us – for a few months now.  We decided on Boston and had a great few days in the city.

Of course L got sick the night before we were due to leave but thankfully my awesome parents didn’t have an issue with keeping a constant supply of popsicles and cleaning up vomit.

We spent a jam-packed 2 nights and 2.5 days taking in the wonders of the city.

Here were some of my fave activities:

1. Going to a baseball game

We had tickets to see the Blue Jays play the Red Sox and after a thunderstorm delay, the game finally started.  While Toronto didn’t come out victorious, it was still a great experience and I loved the energy with all the fans!

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2. Walking the Freedom Trail

For anyone not familiar with Boston, the Freedom Trail is a 4km (2.5 mile) red path through the city which passes by 16 locations significant to US history.  We went with a tour which I would highly recommend because it gave us all the background info which we wouldn’t have known by just visiting the sites and reading the plaques.  We used Free Tours by Foot which was a pay-what-you-want walking tour.  Our guide, Brian was awesome so we paid him $30 for his services.

3. Eating some seafood

After reading some great reviews, I dragged M to James Hook & Company (he’s not one for under-the-sea yummies in the tummies although he did attempt a crab cake).  I went with a lobster roll and some clam chowder.  It was a very filling and very delicious lunch.

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4. Having drinks at the Top of the Hub

The Top of the Hub is a lounge/restaurant on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower.  The drinks were good (although a little expensive) and the views were spectacular.

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5. Visiting Cheers (courtesy of M)

M was excited to visit the Cheers on Beacon Hill (formerly the Bull & Finch), which served for the inspiration for the tv show Cheers.  We stopped in for the quick drink and some apps before heading to dinner.  The potato skins were sooo good 🙂

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Has anyone else been to Boston and have a recommendation of something to do?

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