Boston is one of my favorite cities. It’s full of history. It’s a big city population-wise, but it doesn’t cover that big of an area. It’s on the water. It’s full of great food. And it’s totally walkable/run-able.
If you’re a long-time follower or friend, you probably remember the last time I visited Boston back in 2012.
Mark and I spent the last several days of our honeymoon in a cute apartment (with a rooftop deck!) in the South End, so we were just a few blocks away from the Public Gardens and the rest of the stuff we wanted to do. I love the look of this city!
My absolute favorite part of Boston is the public gardens. We were a half a mile away from the gardens, and I visited them every day of our trip.
I am still pumped that I got the above shot with almost no visible people in the downtown public gardens.
Flags decked out the gardens for Memorial Day weekend.
We spent time in the graveyards because of the cool-looking tombstones and typography.
Seriously, I love this damn garden!
While not relaxing in our South End apartment, we spent every spare moment in the North End—the historically Italian part of town.
Mark’s uncle Butch grew up in the North End and told us to go to Ida’s. Sadly, Ida’s closed, but their glorious sign is still here.
Instead, we found Galleria Umberto: where you can get rice and a slice for under $5. They are cash only and only make so much every day (when they’re out, they’re out). I still have dreams about the calzone in this picture, and not a pizza night goes by without mention of this pizza.
I sought out La Dolce Vita in search of the limoncello martini I remembered from my 2012 trip. Success!
After La Dolce Vita, I took Mark to the speakeasy cigar bar I remembered from my 2012 trip. I knew he’d love it! The cigar bar is our favorite memory from our honeymoon (aside from the puzzle, of course).
We overheard people in the next booth talking about Minnesota, so we started chatting with them, and it turned out that one of them was Mark’s brother’s 10th-grade history teacher! What?! Small world.
Our last night in Boston (and of our honeymoon) included celebration scotch on the roof of our cute South End apartment. Sadly, I’m awful with my DSLR camera at night, so these photos aren’t great (we look totally creepy in this one), but I wanted to include them because I loved that dang rooftop deck!