You know that moment when you're on a plane, not quite sure what to expect from your next destination? That was not me in the fall of 2017. I thought I had Boston pinned as a smaller, less exciting version of New York City. Was I ever left pleasantly surprised. When your start planning your next getaway to the US, I highly recommend putting Boston at the top of the list.
Boston, the big city with a small town feel. I flew out originally for the Inbound conference with my eagerness to learn and love for Brene Brown driving me forward.
The day I arrived I finished my work for the day and headed out for an evening stroll. Boston is a busy big city, but with quaint cobble stone streets and little shops on the way, it has a small town charm to it. Speaking of cobblestone streets, don't miss visiting Beacon Hill during your next visit More on that below.
I spent three nights in the city and made the most of the it when I wasn't at the conference. Highlights started with hitting a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. You'd never know the difference between a Wednesday and Saturday night as the park is packed with fans cheering on their hometown team. I'd definitely add The Boston Common to your Boston bucket list too. It's the oldest city park in the US and consists of 50 acres of land! The Common also marks the beginning of The Freedom Trail, and is a good starting point if you’re heading towards Beacon Hill.
My completely random but hilariously awesome adventure was after the Red Sox game. We stopped at a country bar on the way home. In the middle of pubs and sports fans there were 50 people line dancing together, having the time of their lives. So my post-baseball suggestions? Line dancing of course!
Once the conference ended, I had 2 hours to cram in as much as possible before flying home. I went to Cheers to have a beer and reminisce on the show I used to watch with my mom when I was younger. Then I had the best tacos of the life at Tenoch and walked through parts of the Harvard campus as I channeled by inner Elle Woods. Before hopping in a cab and heading for the airport I went through Back Bay for a second time -- a must when you're in Boston. This popular neighbourhood offers delicious food, endless shopping, and nightlife.
Boston was not the city I expected. It was much more. It's one of the few cities I have been to in the US that truly has a little something for anyone. Plus, who doesn't love those Bostonian accents?! The people, culture, sports, food, shopping... I'll be back!