Our East Coast adventure: Boston – part II

This is the continued recap of our 10-day trip to the East Coast … the other parts are hereherehere and here.

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Finally I am getting around to work on the last part of our vacation recap (I can’t believe we’ve been home for 6 weeks already). We spent the last weekend of our East Coast trip (7/6-7/9) in Boston again. ♥ Sorry, I am not sorry for the photo overload. I can’t get enough of this beautiful city!

We dropped our rental car off at the airport (because you don’t need a car in the city) and took the ‘T’ back to downtown where we were staying at the Boston Park Plaza, right around the corner from Public Garden, for the last three nights. Awesomeness right there? Especially with our favorite coffee shop around the corner.

Boston Park Plaza

So, we dropped off our stuff, headed out to get some iced coffee and then took a walk through the city because it was such a beautiful night.




Hancock Tower

We stopped by the famous “Cheers” restaurant (you know, from the TV series!)…


… and  ended up having dinner at Geoffrey’s Cafe (and realized when we walked in that this was an openly gay-friendly restaurant, which I LOVED). They had fantastic service and one of the best tomato soups (with lots of fresh parmesan) that I’ve ever had!

Tomato soup with sexy parmesan cheese

We headed to bed early, because we were a little tired from driving and because we wanted to get up bright and early on Saturday morning.

My friend Ulli had recommended to go over to Cambridge for breakfast at “The Friendly Toast” and that’s what we did.


I had a delicious omelette with asparagus, bacon and goat cheese. Holy goodness in my mouth! Highly recommend it!


After stuffing our faces, we made our way back to the city on foot (working off the breakfast!) and crossed the Longfellow Bridge from where we had a beautiful view of the city.


I just can’t get enough of this beautiful view! Boston makes me feel like home (even though I’ve never ‘lived’ there for longer than 4 weeks.)



Public Garden Swan Boats

Saturday afternoon I got to explore the city on my own for a little while (J was tired and went to the hotel for a couple of hours) and I took a little stroll with my camera… obviously ending up on part of the Freedom Trail.



The red bricks of the Freedom Trail


State House


Granary Burial Ground (behind the Park Street Church)


Samuel Adams grave


The steaming tea pot at the Starbucks at Government Center


Government Center


Faneuil Hall and Custom Tower


Park Street Church

In the evening, we decided to have pizza in the North End, the Italian quarter of Boston.


North End view of downtown


Paul Revere Statue


Delicious! It was a fantastic evening!

And then, I decided to split this recap of the weekend in two posts, because I have way too many pictures and can’t decide which ones not to post! Stay tuned!

  1. Mmmm! Looks tasty and like you, I love Boston of course!!! So happy you had a fantastic vacation!!

  2. Looks like such a fun trip!! I can’t wait to visit Boston. I am hoping to make a trip out there this fall as there is a sales office out there that I need to visit. Your pictures are so great – I am glad you are doing another post as I can’t get enough of the photos. :)

  3. i definitely just bookmarked your post for my trip to boston in october, love it!

  4. I was in Boston a couple months ago – it’s a fantastic city! Looks like you had an awesome time there as well :)

  5. I’ve always wanted to visit Boston! Aaron and I actually just met a friend from there this past weekend. I love that the restaurant you visited was openly accepting of others. Also- I want to take a bath in that tomato soup! haha :)

  6. OMG, I love Boston.
    It was my favourite city during our East Coast holiday. I definitely wanna go back there, especially now after seeing all your beautiful pictures.

  7. Love it! I’m loving your Boston recaps because I was JUST THERE and it all looks so familiar.

  8. Awwww, so fun! As much as I didn’t like growing up in the Boston suburbs, this post does make me feel warm about the city I once called home.

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