Boston Bound

From Right to Left:Boston Common Park, Harvard CAmppus, Swan Boat in Boston Common

[From left to right: Boston Common Park, Harvard Campus, Swan boat on the Boston Common Lagoon]

I have always attempted to use the long Memorial Day weekend as a chance to explore other cities and after stumbling upon $79 round trip tickets to Boston late one night, I knew Bean Town must be my next excursion!  Lucky enough to have perfect weather and a friend to stay with, I was on my way! The first day in Boston, we explored Cambridge.  Harvard’s  Campus,  Twisted Village Records, and a late night showing of  400 Blows (Tommy Lee Jones was in attendance) at The Brattle Theater were a few of the things on the itinerary for day one.

Keep reading for more of my Boston adventure..

Friendly Toast in Kendall Sqaure

Another vew of Friendly Toast. The decor is amazing!

[Friendly Toast- The decor is amazing!]

The next few days were spent exploring the rest of the city.  We spent an afternoon in Boston Common Park, where we took a cute swan boat ride in the lagoon.  We had tasty brunch at Friendly Toast, which is the cutest restaurant I  have ever seen!   We walked Newbury Street and had awesome beer and vegetarian food at the Other Side Cafe, and we capped off the weekend with a Labyrinth Sing and Quote Along in Coolidge  Corner.  All and all, I give Boston a big thumbs up, and I would definitely go again (the next time $79  plane tickets come my way that is)!


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    Caroline 06/09/2009 at 7:51 am #

    Boston’s my favorite city in the world! Glad you had a good time!

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    Kristin 06/09/2009 at 9:34 am #

    They have a Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH! I didn’t know there was one in Boston. That’s awesome!

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    Sarah 06/09/2009 at 9:41 am #

    So glad you loved Boston! I’m a Mass native, but only lived in Boston for 2 years while at Boston University. 2 of the best years of my life – second only to Montreal, where I spent the next 2 years at McGill – maybe you’d consider Montreal for next year’s Memorial Day excursion? Cheers!

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    Kathryn 06/09/2009 at 10:10 am #

    I’m happy you had a good time in Boston! I’ve lived in Boston my whole life, and I wish everyone knew how amazing it is!

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    maria 06/09/2009 at 10:56 am #

    Love Boston!! I’ve lived in the city and the north shore for six years and now I’m moving back to the Midwest this fall. 🙁

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    Erin 06/09/2009 at 11:41 am #

    Aw yeah my home city! I looove The Other Side Cafe. They do have an extremely amazing beer and vegetarian food selection. 2 of my favorite things.

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    Liza 06/09/2009 at 2:50 pm #

    I LOVE Boston! Personally love Bodega’s, you should check it out next time you’re there. 🙂

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    Annalisa 06/09/2009 at 5:47 pm #

    I love Boston! I’m glad you could come to visit us!
    And reading the comments, my boyfriend took me to Bodega for the first time this weekend, it was really cool.

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    Tammy 06/10/2009 at 8:56 am #

    I believe The Friendly Toast is brand spankin’ new. 🙂 I haven’t been yet, but now I know what it looks like on the inside …

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    Rebecca 06/10/2009 at 12:55 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to Boston, I’m jealous! Sounds like a fun time.

    (And 400 Blows is a great movie!)

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    Tori Bissell 06/12/2009 at 4:01 pm #

    I love the sign that is in the back of the wall…the one that says “Think….Don’t Drink.

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