Boston. You have my heart <3
I say this every time I travel to Boston and visit and it never gets old. It is a city I had no connection to the first time I visited in high school, but instantly fell in love with the city and have visited multiple times in the years since. And every time I fall more in love with the city.
This past weekend I traveled to Boston to see my brother graduate from the Greek Orthodox Seminary. Prior to my first visit to Boston, my family really had no connection to Boston, but a couple years later my brother moved out there for work and just a year after that my other brother moved out there for graduate school at the seminary. Out of everywhere in the world, they ended up two miles apart from one another! And it gave me more excuses to visit 😉
My brother spent four years studying at the seminary and I was so excited to see him graduate. He has devoted so much time to studying and growing in his faith and it was truly incredible to see him graduate after all the work he put into it. I was able to get a couple days off of work, so my whole family and I were out in Boston from Wednesday through Sunday. I was so happy to get more than just a weekend in the city!
Instead of detailing day by day, I thought I would go through the highlights of the trip and share some of my favorite places to visit. I had already done a lot of the touristy things previously (like the Freedom Trail and visits to Quincy Market, etc.) so this trip was spent more visiting some of our favorite places and spending time with family.
Mike’s Pastry & dinner in the North End (always a must!)
This is a must! I went here a couple years ago and begged my family to go back this time. I love visiting the museum because I have a huge fascination with the entire Kennedy family and the whole museum makes me feel a part of JFK’s presidency. The views of the city from the museum are also just stunning. The museum juts out into the ocean a bit and you get an incredible view of the city.
I couldn’t visit Boston without a visit to the Boston Marathon finish line.
Fun side story: I popped into the marathon store right by the finish line and as I was shopping my mom spotted the Detroit Free Press Marathon magazine that is out for the upcoming marathon and also happens to feature yours truly as an ambassador in it. My mom was going around the store showing everyone and I just happened to be wearing the same outfit I wore in the picture that day… whoops!
Also a visit to The Track House — so cool!
Surprisingly, I had no idea you could visit John F. Kennedy’s childhood home! My brother found out about it and had us go. It was so cool! Rose Kennedy (JFK’s mom) came back to the home in the 60s (they moved out when JFK was only a couple years old) and restored it to how it would have looked when they lived in it. It was a really fascinating experience and cool to see what childhood was like for an American president.
Wahlburgers by Fenway! I had been to the original location previously and had fun going to the location near Fenway Park. A Wahlburger never disappoints 🙂
Graduation — this was the highlight of the trip. Seeing my brother graduate from the Greek Orthodox Seminary with a Masters in Divinity was so incredible. The day was absolutely perfect from the weather (the previous days had been in the 80s and 90s!!) to having my family around.
We celebrated my brother’s graduation at a Mediterranean restaurant with all the delicious food you could imagine. We also surprised my brother and his friend who was also gradating with cakes decorated with their baby pictures on it. It was really cute! And the cake was delicious too 😉
Our last evening was spent taking a sunset walk right outside of our hotel, then enjoying wine on the patio of our hotel. It was the perfect way to close out a special weekend for our family.
Thank you Boston for once again stealing my heart <3
- Have you ever been to Boston? Favorite spot?