Aaron and I had a free night to spend at any IHG hotel, so we got the most bang for our buck at the Boston Intercontinental. We drove in that evening, then walked over to Central Wharf to find a bite to eat. Aaron had a delicious pulled pork sandwich, and I had the Cast Iron Statler Chicken which was honestly some of the best, most moist chicken I've ever had. The server was so friendly I felt like we were in the Midwest. He even gave us a free cheesecake dessert (which means the world to this sweet-lovin' lady). Plus they had this sweet "salty" sign (see what I did there) on the wall. Had to snap a photo for all my high schoolers who overuse the word on a consistent basis. (You High School teachers know what I'm talkin' about!)
|The Boston Intercontinental|
We rode all around the entire city, taking in areas like Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Cambridge, the Back Bay, Fenway Park, the Inner Harbor, and the North, South, and West ends. Check out this great tourist map for an overview of the city. I loved the historical feel of Boston Common and Beacon Hill, and we had to stop for lunch at Cheers (yes, like the show). We also made our way back later in the evening to see the gaslit lamps and to enjoy a little Boston Creme Pie!
If you don't have the money to splurge on the Bus Tour, or if you're there in the warmer summer months and prefer to, you can totally walk all over the city! One super cool thing about Boston is the Freedom Trail! They actually have a red-bricked stripe that runs throughout the city. It's two and a half miles long, and will walk you right by/through 16 historical sites! The trail starts right from the Visitor's Center in the Boston Common area, and then concludes in the Visitor's Center near the USS Constitution! Most of the historical buildings are free of charge, other than Paul Revere's House (yes, THE Paul Revere!). We enjoyed walking the main chunk of it from Boston Common to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which is a great place to shop and eat!
|The spot of the Boston Massacre!|
Four years ago today, this guy asked me to be his girl. We celebrated with a tea party, Boston Cream Pie, and Freedom Trail walkin'. Thankful for every second I get to spend with my hubby, and excited for all the seconds (and minutes and years) of adventure to come. 😍🎉 #boston #springbreak #picoftheday #4years
All in all, Boston was a great city full of yummy seafood, friendly people, and amazing history. There is so much to see and do for families, couples, and people of all ages. If you're looking for the perfect Northeastern City with the right mix of history, fun, shopping, and affordable things to do, you've got to check out Boston. We will definitely be back someday!
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