Ok so after a long road trip with plenty of trials and tribulations we make it to Boston. Boston is charming! The streets are lined with quaint little homes with flower boxes and gardens everywhere. The roads are crazy and everyone walks, I can see why as I would rather walk than drive here! You can take more in by walking, driving is a learned skill here. They say the roads follow the old cattle trails and I believe it! We were hungry from our travels so we stopped at a little place right by our hotel called Florentinos. Very good Italian food and seafood, delicious New England Clam Chowder! The menu is large but everything we tried was pretty good.
Some of our adventures included The Boston Museum of Fine Art, simply amazing! The Constitution, a beautiful ship which was first launched in 1797, docked in the Charleston Navy Yard. We saw the Bunker Hill Monument, Fenway Park, Cheers. We walked around the Boston Commons and watched a crazy one man band playing some great music, we strolled through Boston Gardens, beautiful. We went to Bobby From Boston, a wonderful vintage clothing store. The old floors even creaked as we walked around! So much to see.
Boston has a strong local food scene and a tradition of holding weekly open-air farmers markets, http://www.BostonFarmersMarkets.org There are plenty of foodie options in Boston. Chinatown has variety of Asian inspired cuisine and medicinal herb and spice vendors. Little Italy, as it sounds, has all the italian food and bakeries you could think of, try Mikes. And the influence of my mothers favorite, Julia Childs a longtime resident of Cambridge, lives on in many of the eateries. The Union Oyster House is the oldest operating restaurant in the United States. Quincy Market, part of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has a variety of restaurants and food shops. We ate at Dicks just for the fun of it, insulting waitresses, goofy hats and all!
We love hockey and went to a Bruins game at the TD Garden, we had a blast! Also stopped for lunch across the street at Halftime Pizza, a game day must! The town was humming because their beloved Red Sox had just won the world series. Statues throughout the town wore Red Sox jerseys!
One last place I must mention was in Salem Ma, a little place on the corner of Derby called Scratch Kitchen, it is a wonderful little place with a focus on regional and local farm fresh ingredients, right up my ally! Handcrafted sandwiches, soups and salads. I enjoyed it so much we ate there twice!
As for Boston, we loved it, a vibrant fun city. With so much to see and do. I am sure we will be back!