I visited Boston for the first time six years ago and I remember falling it love with her hard. All the beautiful buildings, the Freedom Trail, the squirrels and the buskers and the food and the history – it felt like I’d found my North American home. It reminded me so much of Melbourne that I wasn’t surprised when I discovered we were sister cities.
Our visit to Boston last September was a bit different to the last, mostly because we had so much to do in a short space of time. We rented an apartment in the city through AirBnB (which, as it turned out, belonged to a reality TV contestant and E-grade celebrity) and we stayed there for 2 nights with one set of Tim’s parents. We were so lucky to have them as our tour guides, plus they spoiled us with seats to a game at Fenway Park. I have now been officially initiated into the cult of the Red Sox.
We ate really, really well in Boston. We found a beautiful Italian restaurant in the North End, seafood on the waterfront (I miss you, Legal Seafood!) and the finest hot dogs and crackerjacks that Fenway provides.
My Fenway Park photos deserve a post of their own, but these are some of the other beautiful sights that we saw during our whirlwind stay. I can’t wait to be back in this beautiful city.
Tim’s Dad made me practice the pronunciation of Concord until I got it right. Pro tip: Just say “conquered”.