Exploring Boston: Part 1

DAY ONE

This was my first time visiting Boston and I loved it! I needed a little post busy season getaway to look forward to and this was perfect! It’s out of the city, but not too far, so it was great for a long weekend. We took the Amtrak train because we figured it took overall the same amount of time as flying, and it was reasonably priced. We got on the train at Penn Station and had no issues. The seats were very comfy and the wifi worked pretty well. I was happy to have the wifi so I could do some research before we got there. I had a list of things to do from other blogs I’ve read, but I found some other fun things to do on the way. It took us about 4.5 hours to get there on the Amtrak.

It was very cold when we got off the train!!! We ubered to our hotel and got settled. The room was nice and very comfortable.

We were pretty hungry and wanted somewhere pretty casual for dinner. We found Regina’s Pizza on the list as the BEST pizza in Boston. We walked there from our hotel, and it was about half a mile. There was a little bit of a line, but it moved fast. When we walked by Saturday night the line was five times longer. The only thing on the menu is pizza, no salads or appetizers. We ordered two small pizzas to try and share.

“The Giambotta”  finest creation – Pepperoni, Regina sausage, salami, mushrooms, peppers, onions, fresh basil and Mozzarella cheese

“The St.Anthony’s (White Pizza)” –  Regina’s Sausage, roasted onions and peppers, sausage links, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and garlic sauce

They were both really good, I liked the Giambotta best because of the sauce.

The restaurant had a whole wall filled with signed pictures of famous people that had dined there such as Leo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jay Leno. After dinner we were so exhausted that we called it a night!

Day Two

In my What’s Up October post I mentioned that I was excited to go to Boston, and my best friend since I was three, Beth, told me that she was going to be there too. What are the odds that we would both be in Boston on the same day? I was really excited to see her and Matt because I hadn’t seen them since maybe Christmas.

Jon and I headed towards brunch where we were meeting Beth and Matt, and found a coffee place called Flour. This happened to be next to the brunch spot, we didn’t know that it was actually one of Boston’s most popular cafés. We both got cold brews that were delicious! We are obsessed with cold brews. 

Flour is famous for their sticky buns. I would have tried one if I knew they were famous and we weren’t about to eat a huge brunch.

For brunch we went to The Friendly Toast and it was delicious!! We were all so stuffed afterwards.DSC_0838.JPG

I ordered the Monster Breakfast with two pancakes, two scrambled eggs, potatoes, and bacon.

Jon ordered the Sklarmageddon which is an omelet with sausage, bacon, ham, red-chili pecans, jalapeno jack & swiss cheese.

Here we all are, it’s hard to see but we are there 😀

After we walked around Boston Common together and got some nice pictures.DSC_0848DSC_0853DSC_0860DSC_0862DSC_0865

I was so happy to see them, even if it was only for a few hours! Come back tomorrow to see part 1 of the Freedom Trail 🙂

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