When we arrived in Boston, after our drive from North Vermont we were in need of a good stretch and relax – what we didn’t know we were arriving to was a rooftop pool and bar!!
Needless to say, this was the point at which I wondered if I would leave the hotel at all for the 2 days in Boston, or whether I would just find a sunbed by the pool and not move until we had to move on to the next location! I ended up lying there for about 3 hours without moving an inch, raspberry mojito in hand – complete bliss!
We had some amazing food on the first night in Boston – we went to a gorgeous restaurant called “The Chart House”, right on the harbour side. We all had really really yummy seafood for dinner – lobster, crab, haddock, cod – fresh and so well cooked! We even had a fantastic coffee ice cream pudding to share – YUM!
|How gorgeous is this – an art installation right in the middle of the city – a coloured fishing net that looks like it is blowing in the wind over the square!|
|This was once the tallest building in Boston….now it sits in the shadows of it’s younger siblings!|
On our first full day in Boston, we hopped onto the hop-on-hop-off trolley bus. It is meant to be the best way to see the city, and we were really really impressed. Boston is a city with so much history and I really wanted to make sure I saw all I should see in such a short time and absorb as much of the incredible history as I could – the trolley showed us the highlights of the city and told us a bit more about each of the places.
We got off the trolley bus on the harbour side and walked around for a bit, popping into a few of the really old buildings in the city, where the american revolution was kickstarted.
For me, a major highlight was going to the Boston Tea Party – with actors who reenact the event itself, including you in it as set characters whilst telling you all the facts of the evening where the Bostonians tipped all the British tea into the harbour (as a tea lover I am, of course, horrified at the idea!) It was fantastic and the cast that we had were brilliant and made it really fun!
As we only had 2 nights in Boston, we decided on a little treat for our last night – we headed out on a sunset dinner cruise. It was absolutely perfect. We got on board, had our buffet dinner and cocktails and then headed out to the top deck of the boat with a bottle of red wine to watch the sun set behind the city skyline – after such a lovely day getting to know the city, it was the perfect way to finish our time there, to see it in this gorgeous setting, from the water.
On our last morning, we went for a walk to grab some breakfast, and then drove to have a quick look at Harvard University – well, we couldn’t just see Yale, could we!?
Boston is a gorgeous city. I loved the history, and learning a bit more about the american revolution whilst exploring the city itself. And the rooftop pool at the Colonnade hotel was just such an unexpected bonus! Can’t wait to go back! 🙂
|The largest metal teapot in the world – well, I had to!|
|Photo from my instagram after the sun set on the dinner cruise!|
Part 1 – New Haven, Connecticut – click here
Part 2 – Stowe, Vermont – click here