Boston Take 3!
With every weekend came the time to explore the city. One of the prettiest areas in downtown Boston is a central public park, Boston Common, which founded in 1634 is the oldest city park in the United States. It has a lot of history tied to it and is a perfect place to relax amidst the greenery and tranquility of nature.
Very close to the park is the famous Newbury Street, known for its high-end designer boutiques and fabulous dining. It is also famously known as Boston’s most enchanting street. Every other week I would try a new restaurant on Newbury street and just walk around and go window shopping with my colleagues. My favorite place for breakfast there was ‘Stephanie’s on Newbury’; it has an upscale patio dining and delicious food. I also came across a gelato place on Newbury called ‘Amorino’ (which by the way is also in Santa Monica). I tried their mango and raspberry gelato with a mango gelato macaron and I loved it!
In the back-bay area, is also Boylston street, which is known for its happening bars and is also popular for shopping. Several bars have trivia nights on certain days of the week and that is a fun way to unwind after work. Very close to it is the ‘Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar’, which is a trendy lounge that offers Mexican-inspired eats and the décor has a gothic feel to it. I would recommend those visiting Boston for the first time to try it out. At a walking distance is a place called ‘Brahmin’, which is a pretty happening place over the weekends. The crowd is young and the music is great; a good place for a night out. Another wonderful place in Boston is the ‘Barcelona Wine Bar’ in South End. They have a wide range of incredible tapas, which are Spanish small plates and a great collection of wines. Another place for good tapas is ‘Tapeo’ on Newbury street. ‘Top of the Hub’, towering on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center is an upscale American dining with live jazz and a 360-degree view of the city. The ambience is splendid with a breath-taking view of the city’s skyline. I had a wonderful dinner there and loved the food. Harvard Square in Cambridge also has a lot of incredible restaurants.
Apart from all the restaurants, I had a favorite spot in Boston where I would go very often to enjoy the sunset. It was a dock by the Charles River, on the Boston side. It overlooks the famous dome building of MIT on the Cambridge side of the river. One can spend hours there just looking across the water and enjoying the fresh air.
We also had a picnic day at work when we were taken to the Canobie lake park in New Hampshire. It was a lot of fun! We went on all the rides, played arcade games and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. I also visited a beach in Rockport, to the north of Boston. The strangest part of visiting a beach on the east coast is that you don’t get to see the sunset in the ocean; which one is very accustomed to and likes seeing. That was a pretty weird feeling for me because I love to see the sunset in the ocean! The water was very cold even though it was summer but it was a great day out.
This was how I spent my evenings and weekends in Boston; exploring the city!