Back to reality today…I am not at all ready for this week or for what it will take to wake my son up for school this morning but since there’s no choice, we aren’t going to whine and complain about it. Instead, let’s take a closer look at what we did (and ate) in Boston last week.
Where We Stayed:
I highly recommend staying at one of the Copley Place hotels in the Back Bay area of Boston. We stayed at the Marriott (because I have stayed here before) and absolutely love it. Did I mention that it is connected to shops at the Prudential Center and a mall of high end stores and restaurants?
You don’t even have to leave the hotel to shop and eat which is terrific especially during the winter months when it’s cold and snowing.
While I hardly used my phone, I did manage to take pictures of most of our meals.
We love a good hotel breakfast and I am already missing my morning cup of Starbucks in the hotel lobby before hitting the gym.
Our last morning in Boston was my favorite breakfast because we really took our time and I even grabbed a newspaper to read. I used to love to read the newspaper in the morning but I canceled it’s delivery a year or so ago. Maybe I need it again as part of my need for unplugging as possible.
Dinner at Max Brenner started with onion rings which are served with a cocoa ranch type dip.
Instead of the usual salad as my meal, I ordered a veggie burger which was terrific.
Max Brenner’s chocolate fondue is always my favorite fondue.
Best chocolate chunk cookies in that bowl!
Frozen yogurt at Quincy Market because I am a creature of habit.
My son picked the m&m’s covered candy apple but it was really hard to eat even though they sliced it up so most of it went to waste.
When your hotel is attached to the Cheesecake Factory, of course you go at least once.
We ended up at PF Chang’s by default because we were starving and the trolley we were riding in made a stop right in front of the restaurant so we just got off completely unsure of what section of town we were in. It didn’t matter, we needed to eat and eat immediately.
Our hotel had a candy shop so a few bags like this happened. Oh and the chocolate covered dried pineapple rings were to die for.
I know not everyone is a sports fan like me but if you are ever in Boston, I do recommend the Fenway Park tour. We really enjoyed it. Fenway Park is such a historical ballpark and the tour is really interesting. They take you through the park’s history (and the history of the Red Sox not that I like the Red Sox since I am a Yankees fan but still, it’s interesting), allow you to sit in the original seats inside the park, see the visitors locker room, sit up in the press box and even sit up in the Green Monster. Super cool.
The Boston Bruins game which I already mentioned last week was really fun although had we been in Boston an extra day, we maybe could have seen the Winter Classic game on New Year’s Day.
We took the trolley tour throughout our stay which was great for getting around and learning about the city. The trolley stops at all the important places (including our hotel) and your ticket allows you to hop on and off throughout the day. We used the trolley to get just about everywhere during the day including the New England Aquarium.
Quincy Market is the same trolley stop as the aquarium so we walked on over to eat and shop around.
Boston is such a nice city. A real good mix of shopping and historical landmarks. It has such charm and is so clean and cute that I can’t wait to go back again soon.
It’s always nice to come home though. Once I can see the New York City skyline out the car window, I get all happy to know I am home. As much as I love a few days away and definitely benefited from this break, I really look forward to waking up in my own bed and getting back to my own routine.
I could do without the laundry part of coming home from a trip though. Ugh. Still playing catch up on all of that.
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Where do you like to stay when in Boston?
Favorite type of hotel breakfast?
Are you in a mood this morning because it’s back to reality time or are you ready?