When in Rome… I mean, when in Boston, do as the Bostonites do! That’s pretty much our mantra when we travel. We like to pretend we are locals, not tourists. And rightly so, I claimed this gorgeous home (as my own) on Commonwealth Avenue and I’m sure you can see why. It is the epitome of “me”. A little fancy, old architectural building, manicured lawns and the cutest little potted flowers everywhere! That’s just about my Dream Home Pinterest board, right there!
So, as I’ve aptly described, we visited our “home” when we were in Boston. We actually stayed at The Boxer Hotel, which was great and had everything we needed for our 5 day visit (small room, but pet friendly and very nicely put together, in a fairly good area). We ventured out every day, in the afternoons and evenings to explore and see a side of Boston that only the locals do.
We found ourselves waltzing the streets behind the Boston Public Garden – a favourite location of ours, that we visited everyday – and found ourselves on Commonwealth Avenue. A hub for perfect little homes. “Our neighbourhood” as we liked to call it…
We wandered up and down this street, taking photos of the beautiful peonies planted in people’s front yards, sipping a hot white chocolate chai tea. Yes, you heard me correctly, that is a thing. In fact, we had our first taste of Australia again while in Boston. We found a Max Brenner (which we stumbled on completely by accident or by God’s favour) and with one glance at the menu, I knew exactly what I was going to order. It was amazing, by the way!
That day happened to be one of the highlights of our Boston adventures, we later went out for dinner at a little Italian place in Little Italy called Panzo (if you’re visiting make a reservation, you’ll need to). We had ravioli of different sorts which was delicious! We only wish we were in Boston more nights, so we could have had more dinners!
We also found a wonderful little hidden gem. If you like sushi, head to Chinatown and check out Avana. They served the BEST sushi I’ve ever had… ever. Period. A must-try! We went there a couple of times for lunch, grabbed it to-go, and head to the Boston Common. A park, much like Central Park in NYC, but in Boston, of course.
So they are definitely a few places to make sure you get to if you ever visit Boston. I would highly recommend going to this beautiful city. It’s clean, cute and completely gorgeous. A must see city!
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