Thanks to one of you wonderful local experts, we arrived at Back Bay and knew exactly how to ride the T to our hotel in Cambridge. (We bought the 7-day pass--what a deal! For a total of $30, the both of us went anywhere we needed on the T and took the ferry over to Charlestown.) The T was fairly easy to navigate and worked beautifully for us. It was well used--many times the trains were standing room only.
Once in Cambridge, we checked into the wonderful Hotel Marlowe. We were given an upgrade to a room that had an amazing view of Boston. The entire exterior wall was a window that looked out at the river and the skyline--just beautiful. That made the tiny inconvenience of staying in Cambridge well worth it. The hotel is very, very nice--a great Kimpton property, in case you are familiar with them.
Our first night in Boston! I decided, as we had just arrived, we would stay in Cambridge and visit Harvard Square. I knew my husband would find Mr. Bartley's amusing so I chose that as our first meal in Boston. Imagine my disappointment when we (and about 50 other folks) arrived to find it closed for the week. Oh well. We ended up at John Harvard's where we shared a burger and onion rings. It was quite good. We walked around Harvard after that, then went to Finale for dessert. We shared the Chocolate Infatuation--wow, is that a lot of chocolate. We can eat with the best of them, but we could not finish this. Finale is a fun, relaxing way to end an evening. Service here was especially good. After that, it was back to the hotel for some sleep.
Boston in a day--part three...