Where We Stayed | We stayed at the Omni Parker House-- it's apparently the longest running hotel in the United States and full of a lot of really amazing history, and is the home of the original Boston cream pie. My husband's conference was located at the hotel, so that was our main reason for staying there, but it was the perfect location for exploring the city because you're really close to just about everything, though I think we'd opt to stay somewhere a little more modern on our next trip.
|the lobby was so pretty but the lighting made taking good pictures on my phone nearly impossible so sorry for the poor quality; bottom right picture is the boston cream pie!|
|basically just a bunch of photos from the trolley to show the snow|
Museum of Fine Arts | I really love art museums, so during my Boston research I knew I wanted to visit the MFA during one of the days while my husband was in conference sessions. The $25 admission fee felt a little steep as I'm so used to the museums here being free, but I think it was completely worth it. The museum is huge so there was a lot of stuff I missed seeing, but also so much I did see. I went searching straight for the art of the americas wing-- which is on four levels of the museum!
The North End | This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston and is also known as Boston's Little Italy and also has a large part of the Freedom Trail. We had a really good late brunch at the North Street Grille, pastries from Mike's Pastry and Modern Pastry (Mike's was a million times better in my opinion). Our favorite meal of the entire trip was on our last day at Carmelina's & if I could recommend one place to eat if you ever visit Boston that would be it (right picture below). We also tried out the famous Regina Pizza-- which is this little hole in the wall pizzeria that definitely lived up to all of the hype. We love thin crust pizza and this was pretty perfect, we would maybe go back to Boston just for the pizza (kidding...).
I originally planned on just having one blog post on our trip, but I ran out of time to sort through the rest of the pictures so there will be a part two eventually, which is why this kind of stops in an odd place.
>>linking up for wanderlust wednesday!