Fall Weekend in Boston

A few weeks ago, I headed up to Boston for a quick weekend trip before TJ started a week of work up there. I had been there once before, but I was a little too young to remember much of it. So it was basically my first trip up there, and we had the best time! We try to see as much as we can when we travel, and we covered a lot of ground in 48 hours. However, it seems like there was still so much left to see. We lucked out with some pretty great weather as well! Anyway, I thought I would take this post to share some of the details.

We started Saturday by trying some lattes from La Colombe Coffee near South Station. I have been buying their packaged lattes and cold brew from grocery stores for awhile now, so it was fun to see their physical location. We spent the next few hours just strolling around, stopping through a pop-up market on the greenway, spent a little time at the Boston Harbor, and stopped for a quick lunch in Faneuil Hall. I wasn't going to leave Boston without getting a lobster roll, and I made sure to get one the first chance I had!

We also walked around Boston Public Market and the outdoor farmer's market, with a stop for some mini apple cider donuts! We saw a bit of the Freedom Trail and then headed into the Seaport District on our way to Harpoon Brewery. We did a lot of walking this day, it totaled over 11 miles by the time we got back to the hotel!

We took a tour of Harpoon Brewery and stuck around awhile for some of their local beers and pretzels, that are made with a byproduct of the brewing process. I loved their Dunkin Donuts Coffee Porter, and their Raspberry Wheat has always been one of TJ's favorite beers. We then headed into Little Italy for dinner at Benevento's. Their "Chicken Benevento" was delicious (and a huge portion!), and a great ending to all of the walking we did during the day. We ended the day out with picking up some pastries from the nearby Bova's Bakery, and enjoyed the best Nutella cannoli.

We started our second day with finding a church, and went to Shrine of St. Anthony. The church just so happened to be located by a Tatte coffeeshop. I have seen so many photos posted from there on Instagram over the last few months, so I convinced TJ to stop in for a latte. I think it lived up to the hype, I could have spent hours just hanging out there. After that, we walked around Boston Common and another bit of the Freedom Trail, before hopping on the train to the Museum of Fine Arts.

We definitely could have spent the entire day at this museum, it was amazing! There was Degas, Monet, an incredible Egyptian exhibit, a room full of unique musical instruments, and so much more. We spent about 3 hours there and we still didn't get to each room, I would definitely have gone back if we were there for a longer trip. Visiting museums is always one of my favorite things to do while traveling, and the Museum of Fine Arts did not disappoint!

After a little more walking around, we headed back to Little Italy for dinner again at Ristorante Euno. They had great service and even better food, and I loved their peach prosecco! It was a great way to end the trip, and the day of walking 9 miles. Overall, Boston was a really great time for a quick trip away in the fall!

Thanks for reading!

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