Hi there friends! How was our weekend? Mine was pretty great! The weekend started off in Boston and if you have only a short time in Boston, there are two things you must do! First, visit the Boston Commons and second, visit Fenway Park. Both are equally classic Boston but for different reasons.
Boston Commons is to Boston what Central Park is to NYC, except it is so much prettier!
See what I mean?
My favorite are the swan boats in the middle of Boston Commons. I went on them when I was a kid but it’s been a long time. Still, I recommend it if you have the time.
And the boats are not the only swans you’ll see, check out this little guy! Also, notice the wedding in the background.
Boston is known for its superfans. Every single sports team has a great following but nothing beats the summer tradition of cheering for the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Fenway is America’s oldest major league ballpark. Just ask the seats. 😉
Seriously, the seats may be old but the charm isn’t. The energy in Red Sox Nation is unparalleled. A few years ago we went to Yankee Stadium (to watch Red Sox versus Yankees, let’s be clear) and the enthusiasm for the home team just isn’t the same as in good old Beantown.
If you are in Boston, I recommend the W Hotel. It’s actually a relatively new hotel. It was being built when I first started law school, so not that old! If you do book into the W, make sure you request the Cool Corner Room. Panoramic views of the city plus an awesome tub in the room. It’s one of the coolest rooms I’ve ever stayed in–no pun intended!
The W recently teamed up with yogibrity, Tara Stiles to create on-demand, in-room yoga sessions. There’s a sequence for whatever mood your in from jet lagged to gearing up for a night out.
Just a short hour from the W Hotel in downtown Boston, led me to this:
Kayaking on Cape Cod. It was a seriously beautiful day with flat calm waters and just the right amount of sun. I think we ended up kayaking for about two hours!
And even some overcast skies can’t bring me down on a weekend in July. We headed out for some mini golf and I actually won! I couldn’t believe it. It was a close game though!
Readers, have you been to Boston before? What sports team do you cheer for? When’s the last time you played mini golf?
As a die hard yankee fan it would be SO difficult for me to step foot in FENWAY unless it was a yankee game 🙂 With that said, can you believe that I have never been to Boston?! crazy!! Thank you for the guide though, the pictures are so beautiful!
I LOVE and miss Boston so much!!! We used to live about 50 minutes away, so we went there often. All of your pictures are so beautiful and I miss FENWAY! You are such a cute pregnant lady too. You look fabulous!
Been there? Oh YES! I graduated from Boston University and my cousin now works for the Red Sox so we get LOTS of Boston around here. If it weren’t for the proximity to my parents and aunt here in CT to help with the kids, my husband and I would move there immediately. I seriously love Boston so, so much AND I’m doing an overnight with my best friend this weekend and can.not.wait.
PS – You look adorable in your bathing suit. Your belly is too cute!!!