Fun in Boston

Here’s a list of everything we did when we were away in Boston. We stuck to the city mostly, but used a 7 day subway card ($45 for two) to go out in the suburbs a bit too.

We stayed at Club Quarters Hotel in downtown – a really nice hotel, which we got a deal through Travel Republic on. We had started to book separately, but Travel Republic came up with a much better deal (we also tried other online booking sites, but this one came through the best).

We flew Iceland air, which was good from start to finish (but didn’t include meals, so we ate in Iceland during the short stopover).

We also bought a Go City Boston card for 7 days which paid most of the entry fees into the places we went into. (City pass is another option but I don’t think it covered as many attractions.) I would have done a boat ride or duck tour, but Fit Girl gets sea sick, so that was a no no for us.

(Trips could have also included a boat trip to the islands and a trip to Salem or Cape Cod, but we were good with what we did).

The only exercise we did was waking, around 20-26k steps a day. We were up early and had early nights, and plenty of sleep. No running, time for a proper rest and we’ll get back to it when we’re back.

Day 1 (pic above)
Breakfast at Granary Tavern
Atlantic Avenue – City View Trolley 9 stops
South Station – Starbucks snack
Atlantic & South Street & Chinatown
John Hancock Building
Prudential Building – Sky Walk*** – Shops
Under Armour / Lululemon / NB / Apple
Public Library / Trinity Church
Boylston Street / Back Bay
Dinner at Parish Cafe***
Washington Street – GAP / Old Navy

Day 2
Breakfast at South Street Diner
Freedom Trail
Irish statues
Paul Revere’s house
Starbucks snack / coffee
Quincy market / shopping
Bunker Hill
Charlestown Navy Yard
North End / Italian dinner

Day 3
Breakfast at hotel / Elephant & Castle
Greenline to Harvard from Park
Walk around Harvard
Natural History Museum
Columbus Park
Ice cream at Lizzy’s on Church Street
Walk around Harvard / Bow street
Garage lunch Subway
Subway to Charles / Esplanade
Commonwealth / Newbury Street
Walk to Washington / Chinatown
Dinner at Montein Thai
Walk home

Day 4
Breakfast at North Street Grille
Constitution Wharf
Harborside Walk
Christopher Columbus Park (bike place)
Rose Kennedy park
Harborside Walk
Over to Seaport
Starbucks stop (chatted to nice man)
Seaport / Fan Pier
South Street Station / Pret / CVS / wc
Summer Street
Boston Common / Walk
Tremont Street to Picco / pizza / soup meatballs

Day 5
Red line to Savin Hill
Breakfast at Mckenna’s Cafe, Dorchester
Walk around Savin Hill
Walk to the JFK museum
Joe Moakley Park
Red line back to Downtown
Macy’s / Shopping
Quincy Market / Pizza / Chicken n Rice / Ice cream

Day 6
Breakfast at Cafe 26
Walked to Science museum
Lunch at Science museum
Walk to CambridgeSide shops
Walked back to downtown via Beacon Hill
Charles Street
Around Boston Common
Up to Quincy Market
Dinner at Wagamamas

Day 7
Orange line to Assembly
Breakfast at Style Cafe
Assembly Row shops
Mike’s pastry
Boston Common & Public Gardens / ducks statue again
Newbury Street
Prudential centre
Dinner at Eataly
Home via Boyleston

Day 8
Greenline to Brookline
Breakfast at Martin’s Coffee House, Brookline***
Walk to park and church
Walk around Brookline / Washington Street
Jamaicaway Park / Hawk / Chipmonks
Emerald necklace / Riverway (Scout)
Fenway and Stadium Tour***
Ice cream Fenway Cafe
Walk back via Commonwealth / Newbury
Through public park and Boston common
Up to Hard Rock Cafe for dinner

Day 9
Breakfast at hotel / Elephant & Castle
Some Shopping along Washington Street
Post office park
Walk down Milk Street and along the waterfront
North End (ice cream)
Harborside / Christopher Columbus Park
Late checkout (free cos I asked), freshen up and Airport.

A good 9 nights spent in Boston, plenty to do and see. And we have $9 left. 👍🏻

I’ve eaten quite a lot, and the only exercise I’ve done is a lot of walking. So I imagine I’ll have put on a bit of weight, but we’ll see. I’ll post about my results soon… 4 ice creams, 3 pizzas, 3 burgers.. and the rest.

… but one thing that’s happened is my resting heart rate has reduced – no running for 10 or so days has lowered my resting heart rate to 38-43 (from about 45-52, or so my Apple Watch says). I’d better get running again to be able to do the half marathon a week today!

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