East Coast Revival // Beantown!

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I guess it’s about time I filled you in on my trip.  I mean, I’ve only been back for a week. 😉

Amy and I were taking a red eye from LAX to Boston.  We knew we wouldn’t get the greatest sleep but we definitely didn’t expect the loud snoring man at the end of our row to keep us up all night.

After dropping off our stuff at the hotel, we made our way for a cup of coffee at my old stomping grounds until we could grab breakfast.

The rest of the morning was spent walking around, showing Amy my old apartments, dorms, Fenway Park and Berklee, where I went to college.  I definitely had a few moments of nostalgia.  Our first day was relatively easy as we were completely exhausted.

We weren’t planning to do too many touristy things but if you’re going to do one toursity thing in Boston, you do the Duck Tours.  So we did.  We woke up early to get on the first tour of the morning and Amy was pretty bummed to find out we were going to ride on a hot pink duck (she does not like pink).

Regardless of the color of our boat, the Duck Tours really are the best way to get a lot of information and history about Boston in a little time.  I’m not one for history but they make it fun and you still get to see a lot and get some great views.  Besides, it’s land and water tours!

After we finished the tour, we made our way to the grocery store to get supplies for our picnic lunch and then onward to Mike’s Pastry.  Yum.

I told Amy a story about my sister visiting me in Boston and wandering around trying to find Paul Revere’s house.  Well I was put to the challenge and this time I succeeded so we took a tour.

We continued our walk by the water and then made our way to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall.  We may have had a bit too much fun in the gift shops too!

I was crazy in college and completed my 4 year degree in 2.5 years so the whole time I was in Boston, I was super young.  So young I could never take advantage of the Sam Adam’s Brewery tour.  This was a must for both of us on this trip!

We had a great time learning and sampling Sam Adam’s beer and then made our way to Doyle’s for lunch, another Sam Adam’s and a token glass to take home!  (We also learned why we’re both single on this trip, but that’s a story for another day. 😉 )

After our tour, we made our way back to the hotel for a nap and then walked to Harvard Square in Cambridge for dinner and ice cream.

The next morning we made our way in the rain to the car rental, got some coffee and drove to New York City! ROAD TRIP!

More on my trip?

Where We Stayed – The Lenox Hotel

What We Ate – Vacay Eats