Where I stayed: (On a budget & everything was booked so don’t judge haha) Park City Inn
9am: Woke up, showered, had to get OUT of this motel asap! Ate breakfast at Loyal Nine Cafe/Restaurant. Just as hipster and good as I’d read from various sources. Felt like I was outside due to the open windows and doors in the cafe, even with the stormy/rainy weather it was still cozy. Loved the touches of neon lights and huge outdoor patio seating area.
Tip: Even if the restaurant part of Loyal Nine isn’t open, they will still let you enjoy your coffee/work on your computer in the seating area inside!
Ate: Yogurt Bowl
Drank: Cashew Milk Latte ❤
Drove into downtown Boston (the traffic is pretty bad) and stayed most of the day in Beacon Hill. Paid for parking at the Hyatt. Pricey but worth it to know my car was safe. Attempted to go to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum because it looked so beautiful but literally no parking in sight + rain + and only a day to explore = ugh. Walked around Charles Street and Chestnut Street in Beacon Hill. Every corner I turned was something instagrammable if that gives you an idea of the area haha.
3pm: Lunched at Tatte, a cool and pretty famous cafe/bakery in the heart of Beacon Hill.
6pm: After wandering through the cute little streets and dying over everything brick/covered in vines I left for Rhode Island (which will be another post). I really wish I would have had even more time to indulge on the historic aspect of the city.
Boston in a few bullet points:
- Hidden Gems
If I were to do it again I would…
eat: Toro (Spanish Tapas), Flour Bakery (GF options and salads and overall cute vibe), or Clover Food Lab (constantly changing menu, locally sourced food, known for their “fast-food” serving you in under 4 min!)
coffee: Caffe Nero (cozy/family run/high quality coffee shop)
see: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard Natural History Museum