WOW! It’s mid-August and I am just now sharing my Boston Massachusetts travel guide for the trip that I took there at the end of June. I’m doing a quick recap of this fun trip and giving you details on where to stay, what to do and of course… where to eat! Because I feel like that’s all we did. Oh, and of course I’ll link everything I wore.
Boston Massachusetts Travel Guide
I traveled to Boston in late June to attend TravelCon. It’s a travel conference for travel bloggers/influencers. I met up with Brooke Burnett of One Small Blonde there and we had such a great time doing the doing the items I have listed in this Boston Massachusetts travel guide! She’s like my blog “daughter” and you might remember her from this blog post or this one. I absolutely adore her, and she comes at the blogging industry with a marketing background that brings such a different perspective. Let me tell you what, these young bloggers are conquering the world!
Brooke is much more of a foodie than I am. I’ll basically eat anything and I’m happy to check out new restaurants. Food allergies or aversions are not in my vocabulary so I’m always up for trying new places. I quickly learned that she has a passion for moving around a lot and sampling things at various locations. I’ve never been in an Uber or Lyft as much as I was on this trip. Not complaining at all, it’s just a different approach. While on a mission to find the best spots to shoot content and sample drinks and food, we really got a lot more done than I would on my own. I guess I operate at a slower pace. I was super grateful that she took the lead and basically planned out our entire itinerary. She wrote a wonderful Boston City Guide with much more information, so be sure to check it out.
During the day we would attend various sessions at TravelCon and then leave to do some sightseeing, have lunch and head back to our hotel to freshen up. We decided to stay at the The Row Hotel in Sommerville. The rooms are very spacious with bright lighting in the bathroom. It’s located at The Assembly Row, which was the former location of a Ford Assembly Plant (hence the pink Ford outside the hotel).
There is so much great food in Boston that I would weigh 400 lbs if I lived there. Between the Italian and Irish influence, not to mention incredibly fresh seafood, we never had a bad meal. Never. No matter what, be sure to have a cup of New England Clam Chowder. I highly recommend Neptune’s, Union Oyster House (this was our first meal in Boston), Mike’s Pastry, Coppa (I would eat here every night if I could – to die for Italian cuisine), Stephanie’s on Newbury, Carmelina’s and Drink (its a speakeasy but you don’t need a secret word to enter). There was a line at Drink so Brooke and I wondered if it was worth the wait. It was! Great vibe, cool drinks and they have an incredible bar menu. Two local guys that sat next to us at the bar were incredibly helpful with telling us what we should explore next in Boston. Everyone was super friendly, although the city has a lot of traffic congestion. It took forever to get anywhere.
Do you have a Boston Massachusetts travel guide that you loved using? Here’s a few suggestions that we really liked. If you have time, do the entire Freedom Trail. What a historic adventure! Visit the North End, the Boston Public Library (such a great place for a photo shoot), walk around Newbury Street, visit the beautiful churches, go to a roof top bar and have drinks while watching the sunset. We didn’t have enough time but I would love to explore Boston Harbor.
We noticed that people are really fit in Boston. They like the outdoors and they dress super casual. Everyone was walking or riding their bikes. While crossing the river going to and from our hotel, there were always lots of people on the water. The weather was beautiful so I’m sure they were soaking up the beautiful sunshine in June. I wouldn’t want to visit in the winter. Brrr!
I loved this trip and certainly want to go back. Now that I look back on these pictures, I see where my summer 10 lbs came from. It was well worth it because we got to try so many Lobster Rolls! Do you prefer yours cold or hot?
Have you been to Boston? What are your favorite places? Share in a comment below!
xoxo – Tanya
P.S. Please excuse the horrible hair. Boston is on the water. Which means humidity and bad hair days.
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photo: Brooke Burnett