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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hello Beantown!

First weekend in Hartford proved to be less exciting than we hoped so next weekend, roadtrip to Boston! Its not too far, little less than a 2 hour drive plus we're lucky that one of our pals is living in a small studio in a great location :)

Boston is a great city - its clean, lots of good places to eat, its a big city with a small city feel, u can walk everywhere or take the T (subway) anywhere you pretty much, theres a whole bunch of colleges around, lots of museum and history, and plenty of places to shop. I really like the atmosphere there. We went on a perfect weekend, it was 75 degrees and gorgeous!!

We walked to the Science Museum, which btw was SUPER fun, tons of little kids there running aroud but we enjoyed ourselves tons. We took a nice scenic trail by the water to get there. I would love to go on a sailboat! There were people kayaking on this river as well. We would have it we had more time!

A picture of me being a nerd at the Science Museum.. as you can see, I love eyes! haha

This is the heart of Boston for me, the Prudential center with nearby Newbury St. The first time I came to Boston, we were at the Hynes Convention Center for an Optometry conference so we spent a lot of time around here so this is how I always remember Boston for some reason. We had drinks at the Sky Walk in the Prudential Center one night and you can see a great view of the city, enjoy a drink instead of going to the Observatory. Also hit up J.P. Licks, homemade ice cream on Newbury St. .. I loved the flavors Cow tracks and Coffee crunch. They have some unusual ones you can ask to sample before buying too!

Breakfast at Trident Booksellers & Cafe. Simple yet delicious.

Sushi at Fin's... We had the sushi pizza, which was interesting, different from another sushi pizza I had at Gochi in Cupertino CA. Both sushi pizzas I wasn't a HUGE fan of, not bad, but not in love with it. This place had pretty decent sushi though!

Quincy Market/Fanueil Hall
This place is great because there are a whole bunch of food places congregated into one. Clam chowder, super creamy, I love it and I love SF clam chowder as well but Boston clam chowder is just a little different, a little creamier I think, but I won't say if I like one over the other! We ate outside and watched some outside comedy act, before we hit up the famous Modern Pastry. We opted for Modern Pastry over Mike's Pastry. There was a line up outside, which we had to wait through. I got a nougat (pretty tasty) and some creme brule!

You can't go to Boston without going to Harvard.. gotta rub the man's shoe for some good luck! Something similar we do at the University of MD, during finals week, everyone rubs the Terrapin's (its a turtle!) nose for good luck and leaves offerings around him to help them pass their finals!


Fashion Court said...

i've NEVER been to boston - and i only live like 2 hours away! looks like you had a great time! xo

Ela said...

I definitely want to go to Boston and soon! Oh that food looks so delish!

issa said...

great photos!

hannah said...

beautiful city. hope you had fun!

Hanako66 said...

how fun, the food looks delicious!