Boston was so freaking awesome! I couldn’t help but marvel over all of the picture-perfect tree-lined streets with the endless brick homes...it was so cute!
I lovvvveed exploring the Central Library nestled in Back Bay, and I was so impressed by its extensive collection of books and beautiful architecture. Bates Hall was my favourite room we visited in the library, decorated with rows upon rows of wooden desks adorned with little vintage laps and many studious workers. It made me instantly want to sit down and start studying a while shoving baked goods into my mouth. There was something magical about it all, (very Harry Potter kinda vibe) the vaulted ceiling, large windows and all the wooden finishes made it a very welcoming and warm space that oozed charm and a lot of inspiration.
In true Bostonian style, we also visited the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in the heart of downtown. We saw a hilarious sign warning us not to give money to the monks when we got there, and sadly didn't happen to see any of them either....but I was on the lookout. The market was overflowing with an endless selection of vendors offering up an extensive array of options to devour. It was almost impossible to make a choice with all of the tasty looking dishes available, but we finally made our decisions and enjoyed a great lunch before heading back out to do some more sightseeing.
We filled one of the evenings with a visit to the Institute of Contemporary Art, a stunning building located on the waterfront with panoramic views of the harbour. Lucky enough to arrive on a Thursday night, the one night a week they happened to offer free admission to the public (score!). They had many rad exhibits on display, and I couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend my evening in such an incredible city. Finding pieces of art which transport you to a place where you can connect with the artist is an incredible feeling, especially when it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside... and this is why I love art galleries so much, plus I also like watching peoples expressions when they are looking at art.
The most memorable meal we had while touring around the city was definitely at Neptune Oyster, a sweet little restaurant located in the historic Italian neighbourhood on the East Side of town. It was such a cool spot and a seafood lovers dream, serving up mouthwatering oysters and the most delicious fried clams I’ve ever tasted.
I’m happy to know that Boston is only a half days drive away from Nova Scotia because it is undoubtedly a place that I can see myself coming back to many times again. The many diverse neighbourhoods, dining experiences and endless areas to explore all make Boston (to me) and must-see destination in America, and one that I enjoyed ohhhh soooooo much. I love America :)