Boston Travel Guide

Hi there! I hope everyone’s week is going well. I still have post weekend blues after the best time in Boston, so today’s post will be a run down of my Boston Travel Guide… It was an extremely last minute idea to make the trip up to Boston, but Conor and I hadn’t gone anywhere just the two of us since last Summer when so it was so nice to do a US style road trip.Boston, Cinnamon Soul, Boston Travel Guide, What to do in bBoston, Where to stay in Boston, Where to eat in Boston, Boston Park Plaza, Primark Boston

Where to stay…

We stayed in the absolutely stunning Boston Park Plaza. It’s perfectly situated right by the Boston Commons. The hotel had vallet parking which suited us down to ground, because it meant I didn’t have to try and parallel park, and we knew that the rental car was in safe hands over night. The thoughts of having to pay for a scratched car in this country gives me shudders, haha! The Boston Park Plaza is a really lively hotel which was so nice for us. We got to enjoy a few drinks in the hotel lobby (which you will know was stunning, if you saw my Snapchat). Also, the bar makes a delicious Moscow Mule, which is now my new favorite drink! As lively and bustling with people as it was, we slept like logs in our gorgeously spacious room. There was a TV that was literally as long as the bed so it was such a treat to have that to watch in morning. I swear it’s the little things like just being super comfy and watching regular TV that I miss the most from home!Boston, Cinnamon Soul, Boston Travel Guide, What to do in bBoston, Where to stay in Boston, Where to eat in Boston, Boston Park Plaza, Primark BostonBoston, Cinnamon Soul, Boston Travel Guide, What to do in bBoston, Where to stay in Boston, Where to eat in Boston, Boston Park Plaza, Primark Boston

Where to eat…

Quincy Market – We wandered through here on Saturday afternoon. We had just eaten in a standard little brunch spot so we weren’t too hungry. We did make room for some ice-cream though, of course. There literally was something for everyone here, I’d say almost 50 stalls, so you definitely should take a wander through if you’re feeling peckish!

Piattini – We enjoyed the most delicious Italian here on Saturday night. It’s located just on Newbury Street where there is a tonne of restaurants to chose from. If you do go here though, I would recommend the “Scampi” -Sautéed shrimp, garlic, olive oil, tomato & white white with linguine. Drooling…

Bagelsaurus – On Sunday morning I was craving a bagel after my friend Ciara snapped me saying she was having one. So I searched on Yelp for the number one bagel spot in Boston, and this is what came up. It’s about a 20 minute drive outside the city, but we wanted to have a look around Harvard so it actually worked out perfectly. Poor Conor had to queue for about 20 minutes while I sat in the car but it was worth every second! I got a sea salt bagel with honey rosemary cream cheese and it was the most unbelievable combination I have tasted in a very long time. The bagels are hand made, and so they were perfectly chewy, they also don’t load it with too much cheese so it was honestly the best experience. I could probably talk about this bagel all day if I wanted to, but I get sad when I think about the fact that it’s most likely going to be a long time before I have another. Okay I’m drooling again…

*I’m realizing now how badly I ate over the weekend but I can safely say that it was overdue and highly enjoyed!*

Where to shop…

PRIMARK! There was no questioning that we had to set about 2 hours aside for a much needed trip to Primark/Penney’s. We both spent ages in here stocking up on all of the essentials. It’s just absolutely necessary after 11 months without cheap socks and underwear, haha!Boston, Cinnamon Soul, Boston Travel Guide, What to do in bBoston, Where to stay in Boston, Where to eat in Boston, Boston Park Plaza, Primark Boston

Pitstops…

If you’re driving from New York to Boston, definitely take the coast route. It’s so much more beautiful than the highway route. We drove through Providence, Rhode Island, and saw some gorgeous countryside. We stopped for some seafood at Shell & Bones In New Haven, it was the cutest place ever. I think it’s a yacht club restaurant, but it was located literally right on the water, such a nice view for a change!Boston, Cinnamon Soul, Boston Travel Guide, What to do in bBoston, Where to stay in Boston, Where to eat in Boston, Boston Park Plaza, Primark BostonBoston, Cinnamon Soul, Boston Travel Guide, What to do in bBoston, Where to stay in Boston, Where to eat in Boston, Boston Park Plaza, Primark Boston

We only had one night in Boston, and spent the majority of Sunday taking our time traveling back to New York, but it was the nicest break away we’ve had. I can not wait to go back later in the year, I just know it will be stunning in Autumn and coming up to Christmas.

Niamh x

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