Happy Hump Day ya’ll! As you know Griffin and I took a quick trip to Boston to celebrate my birthday and we had so much fun, even if it was freezing! Griffin and I are undercover history buffs so we love going to cities with rich history, which Boston has a ton of! The first day we got there was my actual birthday so we checked in to our hotel, The Liberty Hotel, and relaxed a bit after our flight and enjoyed some champagne. The Liberty Hotel is so beautiful and actually use to be an old jail! They even have some of the original cells and iron balconies! If that creeps you out don’t worry they actually had monks come and bless the place to get any evil spirits out! After some relaxing we headed out for drinks and $1 oysters at State Street Provisions. We bar hopped a bit and then headed out for a nice dinner at Mare where I had the yummiest lobster ravioli! After dinner we hopped over to Yvonne’s for an after dinner fancy cocktail, which is probably one of the coolest/prettiest bars ever! Sorry for the lack of pictures of the first day but you will have plenty to come! ;)
The second day we hopped on the train and took a day trip to Salem to get our witchyness on! Not only is Salem rich in history it such a beautiful town with the most gorgeous historic homes! We hit up the Salem Witch Museum (which to be honest I wasn’t super impressed with but it was nice learning a bit about the Salem Witch Trials) and then explored the city! It was so fun going downtown and checking out all of the witch themed shops! There were some that were pretty serious and they also had a wand shop! It made you feel like you were in Hogwarts!
We couldn’t get enough of all the colorful trees!
The Salem Witch Trials Memorial honoring all of the 20 innocent victims. One of them even had cards on the their stone from the 8 times and 9 times great grandaughter.
Right before we left Salem we headed down Chestnut St to check out all of the beautiful historic mansions. It was definitely a street out of the movies! After heading back into the city was stopped in for dinner at Figs for the best salad and pizza!
The third day was our first full day in the city (and the coldest!) so we decided to check out some of the stops on the Freedom Trail and the first stop was Paul Revere’s house. It is only $5 to get in and super interesting to see how they lived in the early 1700’s and learn more about his midnight ride! After that we needed to warm up so we headed down to Boston Sail Loft for some amazing chowder overlooking the harbor.
After warming up we walked through Christoper Columbus Park and then headed over to Quincy Market for some shopping and to check out Faneuil Hall which is another stop on the Freedom Trail. Be sure to check out their amazing Christmas store!
After some shopping we Ubered over to the Seaport District to check out Harpoon Brewery and then headed to Legal Harborside for some amazing lobster! You definitely can’t leave Boston without getting lobster!
The fourth day we set out to check out all the beautiful parks. Boston Public Park is such a dream!
After walking through the parks we headed to Back Bay to hit up some awesome shopping on Newbury Street. It seriously has every store you can think of! After lots of shopping we hit up this super cool bar and restaurant called Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar. Such a fun and cool atmosphere and their drinks were amazing! After grabbing a mid day drink we swung over the Fenway to check it out and even got a table at one of the restaurants under the stadium and watched the college football teams warm up who had a game later that night. After being out most of the day we Uber backed to the hotel and had a quick italian dinner before meeting up with Biana and her husband at Alibi, one of the jail themed bars in our hotel. Such a fun time and they were playing some awesome throw back jams!
The Last day we headed out to check out a few more places on the Freedom Trail like the Old North Church, where Paul Revere put the lanterns to signal the British were coming, the Copp’s Hill Cemetery and then Ubered over the Charlestown to check out Bunker Hill.
Tombstone said to be used as target practice by some British solders.
After Bunker Hill we explored Charlestown and ate at Warren’s Tavern one of the first buildings to be rebuilt after the fires during the Revolutionary War in 1780. Even George Washington visited the tavern! After lunch we got our luggage and headed to the airport. The worst part of a trip always but we had such a great time! I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! <3