Part 2 – Our Boston Weekend Getaway- What We Saw

Part 2 – Our Boston Weekend Getaway- What We Saw

My husband and I have wanted to visit Boston for a long time now – he found a deal on a hotel so we decided to go. We love to jam pack our vacations and see as much as we can in such little time, after all we were only visiting for a couple of days.

Did you read where we stayed? Read about it here

If you love architecture, you will love Boston.  I fell in love with this city – we are already planning on going back in the spring when it’s a bit warmer so we can enjoy everything this city has to offer.

What We Saw:

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM) or Fenway Court, as the museum was known during Isabella Stewart Gardner‘s lifetime, is a museum in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum houses an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts. In 1990, thirteen of the museum’s works were stolen; the high-profile crime remains unsolved and the artwork’s location is still unknown.

The museum is amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

The North End – Little Italy

The North End, often called Boston’s “Little Italy,” is a one-square-mile waterfront community, bordered by Commercial and Causeway Streets and Atlantic Avenue, located within walking distance of Boston’s financial district and Government Center.  Hanover and Salem Streets, the two main streets of this bustling historic neighborhood, are lined with wonderful restaurants, cafes and shops, selling a variety of delectable edible goods. I am so glad we didn’t miss this gem of a neighborhood.

It was recommended that we check out Modern Pastry – so glad we did.  I think we gained 5 pounds 🙂


The Wharf

Long Wharf (built 1710-1721) is a historic pier in Boston, Massachusetts which once extended from State Street nearly a half-mile into Boston Harbor.

Although it was too cold to do much at the Wharf there are many activities offered such as cruises, trollies, whale watching, etc.  Sorry, no pictures 🙁

Newbury Street (AKA shopping!!)

Newbury Street is located in the Back Bay area of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. It runs roughly east-to-west, from the Boston Public Garden to Brookline Ave.  The streets are lined with restaurants, stores, and little shops.

The shops along this strip are amazing – everything from high end to lower end and everything in between.  There is something for everyone. It is nice to just walk the strip.


The Boston Public Library

The Library is amazing – I have not seen anything like it.

Established in 1848, by the act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States.


 

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is a historic neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood is 9,023.[2]

It is a neighborhood of Federal-style rowhouses and is known for its narrow, gaslit streets and brick sidewalks. Today, Beacon Hill is regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston.

How amazing is this neighbourhood – love, love!


Copley Place

Copley Place is an upscale shopping mall in the Back Bay section of Boston, Massachusetts.

Copley Place is Boston’s most distinctive shopping destination with 75 fabulous stores including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Rigby & Peller, Legal Sea Foods, Tourneau, Salvatore Ferragamo, David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Burberry, and BCBGMAXAZRIA. A lot of great shopping – this was just a pit stop for us so I didn’t take any pictures.

Fanueil Hall Marketplace

Over 70 retailers and 40 office tenants occupy the 200,000 square feet of retail and 160,000 square feet of space on Boston’s iconic mixed use festival marketplace.

Customers enjoy unique, locally loved, and nationally recognized shops while indulging at their restaurants, pubs, and in the world-famous Quincy Market Colonnade.

Harvard – in Cambridge 

Harvard University is a private, Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Great architecture.  The campus feels like a small little village (it is actually pretty big) . I think you actually need a full day to see everything.

I really enjoyed all Boston had to offer – I just wished it was a bit warmer to be able to enjoy the outdoors more……there is always next time.

Have you visited Boston?  What should I see the next time we go?

Diana

XO

 

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4 Comments

  1. November 29, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    I love Boston! I definitely want to go back. We visited a lot of where you went but some places we didn’t – like the Boston Public Library, we’ll have to go to next time!
    Did you go to the aquarium? It’s amazing! We also visited MIT which was neat.

    • November 30, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      we didn’t get to the aquarium, we were only there for 3 days so crammed as much as we could and it was pretty cold out. Definitely the next time we will check it out. The Boston Public Library is amazing.

  2. November 30, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I have heart eyes ALL OVER this post!!! YAY! You did such a good job covering a lot! Luckily Boston is a walking city so getting from one end to the other is pretty quick! The only other things I would add to the list is The Prudential (although you may have seen it since you were in Coply), The Seaport District, and walking down Charles Street to the Charles River! You did so good covering all the best spots!!! The cannolis at Modern are my favorite- people obsess over Mikes Pastries too but its chaos in there! YAY so excited about your visit here! Come back soon!

    xo, JJ

    • November 30, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Iknow there is so much more to see and do – we walked a lot but it was so windy and cold-that’s why we plan on coming back!!

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