As always, thank you to EVERYONE for all of your help in planning my trip. We had such a wonderful time and I fell in love with Boston. Let me say that I loved our hotel- Westin @ Copley Square. I loved the hotel itself, the location, the architecture around it- everything. I will definitely stay there again in the future. Even though we had already gotten a fabulous deal on Priceline- the sweet guy at the front desk- Masai- gave us a complimentary upgrade to a junior suite overlooking the water and the city just because he said we were nice. How sweet is that? We appreciated it so much- it was gorgeous on the 28th floor.
Friday: We got in around lunch time- found the public transportation system to be very easy to use and so much cleaner than other public transportation we’ve used (Ie NYC and Marta in Atl.) We walked around the Copley Square area admiring the churches, the library, etc and then wandered down Newbury Street to find something for lunch. We made a mistake (because we were getting so hungry) and ended up eating at The Other Side. Eww- we did not like it at all. Won’t go back here. We spent the rest of the day walking around MIT and Harvard Square. So neat- loved every minute of it. We also stopped by to have a cupcake at Sweet and it was delicious- the best cupcake I’ve ever eaten- I had the cheesecake and husband had red velvet. Yum! We were both a little surprised by the city- I think we were thinking it would be more like NYC but it wasn’t-MUCH cleaner and MUCH less crowded- felt safer overall. It was chilly while we were there but we didn’t mind coming from Atlanta- it was a break from the humidity. After Harvard and MIT, we went and got some champagne to take to the room and we went back to the room to freshen up for dinner later. We made reservations for Atlantic Fish Company- 900PM. It was DELICIOUS. Everything about this place was awesome. My husband can be a food snob, but he loved everything. We got the shrimp cocktail for an appetizer- delicious. Four huge shrimp. He had the scallops over pesto pasta and I had an appetizer because I wasn’t that hungry. The scallops were SO delicious. I also had a blueberry beer that was too die for. Totally worth the price, we even considered going the next night but didn’t. Afterwards, we went across the street to an irish pub that was connected to the Lenox hotel- nothing irish about the bar but it was a nice enough place to have drinks. After that, went back to the room and crashed. A great day overall, for sure!
Saturday: We woke up late Saturday morning and headed over to Fenway to take a tour. We had about an hour until the next tour so we went across the street to Boston Beer Works for lunch. This place is just bar food so nothing to write home about but it was a nice lunch. I had a blueberry beer here as well and was disappointed compared to the beer I had the night before at Atlantic Fish Company. Went back to Fenway and took the tour. Let me say this, Fenway tour was by far the best part of our trip. I loved every second of it. Baseball is a huge part of my life- my dad played college ball and semi pro before he got hurt and now he trains players so it’s in my blood. It was a great tour- very informative, funny, great. And of course I loved taking pictures in front of the Green Monster. My husband and I talked about how we hope that Atlanta can have that kind of history one day. (Not knocking on Atl because I am an Atlanta girl at heart- just an observation.) After the tour, we headed to Sam Adams to take the tour. I feel like I shouldn’t say anything negative because it was free… but… we have toured a lot of different breweries from Atlanta to Hawaii, etc and this was our least favorite tour. It wasn’t very informative- very short. I didn’t love it but we still had a great time. After the tour, we were getting hungry so we headed towards he North End for dinner. We ate at Pizzeria Regina. I know some sites listed it as the best restaurant in Boston- it was good pizza, but I didn’t think it was all that great. Went back to the hotel exhausted.
Sunday: (Sorry this is ending up longer than I thought for just a weekend trip ) Wanted to do brunch before our 130PM flight so we had heard about Aquitaine and walked by- they were booked solid for the next hour so we walked down the street to the Beehive. This place was pretty good. After laughing hysterically and making fun of my husband for the first 20 minutes because he ordered a “Persian Kitty” for his beverage, I enjoyed French toast and he had some sort of fries-gravy-eggs combo that he loved. Then we were off to the airport and back to Atlanta
We loved Boston and definitely want to go back to visit the Cape when it’s warmer. Thanks so much for everyone’s wonderful suggestions