|Shirt: BDG | Jeans: Free People | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Boots: Donald J. Pliner|
I was very happy to return to Boston for a small vacation this weekend. The last time I visited was mostly for social purposes and to catch up with an old friend (check it out here). This time I decided to sightsee a bit more and check out a bit of my country's rich history! The day started out with a train headed towards Boston's South Station. After checking in to the Marriott Long Wharf, there was just enough time to trek through part of the Freedom Trail. The Freedom trail is a 2.5 mile long brick lined road that takes you along some historical sites around Boston. My first site was the Old North Church where Paul Revere's famous lanterns were hung. Next, I walked past Copp's Hill Burying Ground, one of the oldest cemeteries in the country. It gave me the heebee jeebees so I didn't stay long. Finally, I hit up the USS Constitution. I didn't make it in time for the tour, but it was nice to wander the decks and chat up some handsome military men aboard. After peeking in the museum for a bit, I was exhausted and ready to eat dinner.
Since I was staying in the North End, some Italian food had to be eaten as I was so close to Hanover Street! I plunked down at The Daily Catch and everyone in my party gobbled down some seriously good pasta. We had their Lobster Fra Diavolo. How could anybody object to noodles tossed with red sauce and more seafood than you could imagine?! We also had their littleneck clams in white wine sauce and a side of broccoli. The service was friendly, fast, and most importantly the food was delicious! Some key notes though: this establishment is cash only and get there early to avoid a huge line!
After dinner I knew that I had to try a cannoli, so I headed over to Mike's Pastry. It was fresh, and not too sweet (just the way that I like it). There definitely isn't any order to this shop, so get in there and push your way to the front!
Stay tuned for part two of my stay in Boston.