Or at least have a well-worn map and a sense of adventure.
Between finishing up my internship at ELLE Magazine and embracing my new neighborhood, I’ve almost forgotten to put aside time for planning my mini road trip across New England.
Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Boston have already been charted out, but I’m hoping to get the most out of my trip in the few days I’ll be visiting.
Thanks to a few friends’ suggestions, I’ve pretty much figured out Boston (a city whose history I’ve been infatuated with for years). As for Martha’s Vineyard (possibly the town of Oak Bluffs) and Nantucket? Well, that’s where improvision will have to take the wheel.
Boston Wish List:
Wandering around Beacon Hill, Boston Common and the Public Gardens.
Dinner at the Omni Parker House. Not only is it the birthplace of the Boston Cream Pie, but its dining room is where JFK proposed to Jackie O!
Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.
Steve’s Greek Cuisine. After my daily diet of Greek gyros and salads in May, I’ve been dying for a feta fix.
On that note, I wonder where the best cupcakes are? I wouldn’t be a true New Yorker if I didn’t ask. Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe seems to be the winner so far. If not, cannolis in the North End (Boston’s very own “Little Italy”) might just have to do.
Getting a glimpse of Fenway Park. I may not be able to see the Red Sox baseball team play, but I have to say I at least saw the Green Monster.
Taking a ride on the T.
The shops at the Prudential for 360 views of the city. If you go to the dinning room a few floors below the lookout room, you can skip paying the viewers fee and enjoy a Samuel Adams while looking at breathtaking views of the city.
Duck tours. And trolley rides? O.k., I might be five again.
The New England Holocaust Memorial.
Harvard (technically in Cambridge, right across the bridge). I’ll do my best to resist buying a sweatshirt.
The shopping: Everywhere? Especially the shops on Commonwealth Avenue and Newbury Street.
Any suggestions? Please feel free to add on!
NYC Girl in Pearls