Boston has been one of the cities in the US that has always intrigued me. I have heard so much about how I would love it and it’s amazing and all of that. Turns out they were not wrong. I visited last week for a day and absolutely loved it. Here I share with you all the things I did during that one day and how to make the best of the city with only so little time.
Harvard in Cambridge
One of the most famous universities in the world is located just on the outskirts of Boston and worth the visit. It was started in the 17th century, so there are many stories to be told about the building and the area. A great place to spend the morning wandering around. We took a free walking tour here which was informative. I will post a separate post about the tours we did while there, so be on the lookout for that. Also, Cambridge is a great place to start out your day, since parking out here is cheaper than in the city and you can always grab the metro.
The Boston Freedom Trial is a great way to see as much of the city’s sites as possible. You can walk around the whole 2.5 mile (4 km) long trail through the city to see 16 of the famous monuments. Some will be bigger and some smaller, but all are worth seeing. We took another walking tour here, which you can read all about soon, to get some more in depth information about the sites. Definitely a not-to-miss while in the city.
Have lunch at Quincy market
Quincy Market is one of the famous food halls in Boston. Here you can have everything from traditional seafood from Boston to Asian or Latin American food. The prices are a bit high but not over the top. If you want to sit inside, it is a great idea to have someone sit down at a table and have everyone else get the food to guarantee that there will be a table to eat at. My friend and I got the Mac & Cheese and were very happy with it. Even the small portion is huge and you get very full.
Cannolis at Mike’s Pastry
Make sure you are not too full from lunch, because we still need to get some dessert. The little Italy in Boston is famous for cannolis and the best place to get them is Mike’s Pastry. Do not be scared away by the line. It moves fast and the wait is worth it. The bakery is located only a few minutes walk from Quincy Market so you can digest a bit.
The Boston Harbor
Now that you have your cannolis, you have to find a place to eat them. My suggestion is the Boston Harbor located only nearby back in the direction of Quincy Market. The view over the small bay is cute and offers a place to sit down. You can also take a boat tour from here if you would like to.
Walking around in Backwater Bay
The last stop for the day would be Backwater Bay. A great place to go shopping or find a cute café or restaurant for dinner. You will find most of the famous brands here as well as some smaller local places. The neighborhood has a lovely vibe and is a place you can just stroll around if you want to. To get here you will need to take the metro, but the system is easy to navigate so you should be just fine.