Last week I began the story of our massive road trip to Boston, and left off at our arrival in the city. (You can read about part one of the saga here.)
We arrived in Boston on a beautiful, sunshiney Monday afternoon. Just in time to check in to our hotel, relax a bit and find something fun for dinner. We were staying at the Yotel Boston in the Seaport District. The Yotel is a hip and trendy (affordable) new chain of hotels, where the rooms are called cabins and everything is “smart” and almost everything else is self-service. (You can check the Yotel out here.) The cabins are equipped with smartbeds that adjust at the press of a button, monsoon showers, heated towel warmers, smart tv’s, a technowall and limited privacy. I mean, the glass shower was nice, but the glass wall and door around the toilet left a little something to be desired. We are close…but we aren’t that close!
While Sam was forced to work during the day, I was left to my own devices. So with my camera in hand I headed out to walk around the city! We had the perfect weather for exploring, and the city isn’t lacking in sites! On these work trips, I often take a book and find a quiet spot to sit and read and watch the world go by. These spots were easy to find.
And let’s not forget about the most important part of traveling…FOOD!!! And let me tell you, we ate some of the most delicious food. If you are in the Boston area, here are the MUST visits!
The absolute best meal we had, hands down, was at The Daily Catch Seaport, where we were treated to a harborview table for two, a bottle of white wine and the “world famous” Lobster Fra Diavolo for two with squid ink pasta. It was literally the most amazing meal that I have ever experienced. The spicy seafood tomato sauce brought the entire dish together.
If you are looking for the BEST Lobster Roll in town, you MUST go to James Hook & Co. I’m not the most adventurous eater. By that I mean, I’m don’t go too far out of my comfort zone on food, and I’m not one to suggest a divey looking hole in the wall. For lunch one afternoon, Sam and I walked to James Hook, it is reviewed as the best after all. I was hesitant when we walked into the tiny little trailer, but my hesitation quickly subsided the moment I took a bite of my sandwich. AMAZING. I would go there again. And again and again. If you are in the market to have seafood delivered to your door, they do that too! (Check it out here.)
If you are looking for something a little more laid back and a little more “touristy”, I would suggest Joe’s American Bar. We took a stroll one evening to touristy wharf area, where every establishment felt stuffed to the gill with people. (I recommend reservations and dining inside, it’s not as crazy as the patio/deck seating.) This was our last meal in Boston before heading out the next morning, and since we live in the Midwest, I NEEDED more seafood. I opted for the Lobster Mac ‘N’ Cheese. A choice I would make again. It was decadent, delicious and everything I had hoped it would be! Sam opted for the clam chowder in a bread bowl and seafood tacos. And of course, what’s a trip to Boston without Sam Adams beer?
A few other “can’t miss” spots… take a stroll through Boston Common, check out Cheer’s (I wouldn’t waste my time going in, but if you’re in the area it’s a great photo op), Bin 26 Enoteca is a great spot for a glass of wine, City Tap House is great dinner spot, Pastoral ARTisan Pizza has the best woodfired pizza, and 75 Chestnut is the cutest dinner spot (it still feels very colonial).
All in all, our Boston trip was amazing, one of my favorites! Great food. Great surroundings. Even better company. It was a nice escape from the monotony of living in the Midwest.
Until Next Time: Peace, Love & Adventures
Mountain Wife xoxo