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    New England + A Local’s Guide to Boston

    We moved to Boston a year ago this week, and I can’t believe it somedays! This city has so quickly become our home, and I’m thankful for everyone who has loved us as we made a pretty big life transition!

    Today I thought I would share some of our favorite places in Boston in order to celebrate this great city.

    Local's Guide to Boston

    Places to Eat in Boston

    Breakfast

    Zumies in Charlestown: Grab a quick cup of coffee and a pastry! It’s a great spot for an on-the-move breakfast.

    B.Good: It’s a great place for lunch and breakfast, especially for healthy options. Love their Kale Crush Smoothie!

    If you’re just looking for coffee:

    Cafe Nero

    Dunkin Donuts

    Peet’s Coffee

    The Thinking Cup

    Monument in Charlestown

    Brunch 

    Vinoteca Di Monica: This has the best brunch with only $3 mimosas and bloodys! Which is really cheap in Boston!

    Monument Charlestown: Also a gem, with really good huevos rancheros!

    Lunch

    Dig Inn:  This is the number one recommendation I have for a quick, filling, and healthy lunch! It’s only in Downtown Crossing and on Bolyston Street by Copley Square!

    Sweetgreen: If you live in NYC or Atlanta, you probably already know about Sweetgreen. Not everyone knows about them, and honestly they’re so good!

    YO Sushi: THIS IS SO GOOD. I went with my co-workers and the food is delicious. You need to go. Trust me.

    ReelHouse in Boston

     

    Dinner

    Locos South Boston: This has the best tacos! So good!

    Boston Burger Company: They have such great and different burgers! Be sure to try their milkshakes, but a warning you’re probably going to want to share!

    Pier 6: This is a great restaurant in Charlestown! It’s got the best view of the city, and their seafood is delicious! Don’t worry, they have plenty of other food too!

    Reelhouse Boston: Another great spot, you’ve got to check it out at night! It’s right on the water and has got beautiful vistas of the city. You can take a water taxi or Uber. If it’s a nice night out splurge for the water taxi!

    Hard Rock Cafe: This may seem  little touristy, but the food is delicious. Also the memorabilia is so cool. If you’re visiting Boston or hosting people, doing some touristy things is so fun!

     

    Acorn Street in Beacon Hill, Boston

    What to Do in Boston

    Freedom Trail: This is such a fun and free activity! It’s just over 2 miles, and brings you through some of the most fun parts to the city.Start in the Boston Commons and make your way to the Charlestown Navy yard! Be sure to bring some cash, there are some really great historical places that sustain on mainly donations

    The Charles River Esplanade: This is such a beautiful part of the city, walking along the river and getting to spend time outside is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon. We’re actually looking at kayaking the Charles River!

    Newbury Street:This is the shopping street in Boston. There is a great mix of local, regional and national brands on the street, and you should stop in at Ben & Jerry’s for some ice cream if you’re there when it’s hot out!

    Beacon Hill: If you’re by the Public Garden, you should walk over to Charles Street and the Beacon Hill area. It’s such a quaint area to just walk around in, and you’ll get plenty of famous Boston brownstone photos! Acorn Street is also over there and honestly such a great place to see.

    Harvard Square & Cambridge: Walking around Harvard Square is also beautiful! Walk around Harvard’s campus, check out the amazing bookstores, and then just wander around Cambridge. It’s a beautiful area, especially in the fall!

    SoWa:  A flea, craft and farmers market in one, SoWa is a way to spend time in the South End! Check out local vendors, and eat some amazing foods!

    Seaport/Fort Point: This is such a cool area, the fastest growing in Boston-proper actually! The harbor walk is beautiful, and you can stop by Harpoon Brewery when you’re over there!

    Night Shift Brewing:  This is easily our favorite place to hang out, whether with friends or just the two of us! It’s kind of a local secret, and it is normally packed when we go! I would show up in the early afternoon, as it gets really busy as you go on! The have a great food truck there, but you can also bring in your own food. It’s also dog-friendly, so you can bring your canine best friend.

    Getting Around in Boston

    Y’all skip the car! Parking is so hard to find and really expensive, so it’s best to just walk or the the T! The T is the subway, and it’s super easy to use. We have our guests get 7 days passes if they’re going to be here longer than one day. It’s cheaper than buying a lot of day passes, and you can get on any bus or subway you need!

    Uber and Lyft are also really popular, so if you can’t/don’t want to walk use them!

     

    This is my big list! If you ever have any other questions or want recommendations please feel free to reach out!