Best of East Coast – Boston.

Quincy Market, Boston.

Okay, so it’s a bit like picking your favourite niece or nephew, it’s really not done and completely unadvisable, but out of the three cities on our East Coast tour Boston might be my favourite. It might be. I’m loathe to commit to such a big statement, but I can pronounce… Oh Boston, I love youuuuu!

Boston was walkable, interesting, chock full of history and…easy. I don’t know how to explain it other than that. Some cities are hard and some cities are easy. Boston was easy. It helped that we stayed within a few minutes walk to Faneuil Hall marketplace and North End (Great restaurants!) Our convenient CBD / Milk St location was even better when we were dashing about in the unseasonal snow storm and clawing, sideways hail!

My recommendations: To eat: hot lobster rolls at Neptune Oyster on Salem St, more lobster (who can get enough?) at one of the oldest restaurants in the United States – the Union Oyster House, clam chowder at Quincy food market, cupcakes from Sweet by Harvard Square. To write: a quiet bench in Boston Common amongst frolicking squirrels and falling leaves, or a warm pub / cafe in pretty Beacon Hill. To do: with a toddler the Boston children’s museum is a must, I also really enjoyed the Paul Revere house and walking the historic Freedom Trail.

Thanks Boston, you are the best! I mean…not that I am picking favourites or anything….

Lobster roll at Neptune Oyster.

Sweet Cupcakes. S'more with graham cracker base was the fave, dark chocolate and sea salt a close second.

Imagine a top floor writing studio in Beacon Hill….sigh…

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