My recent trip to Boston was one of the best trips of my life: not only did I fall in love with the city but John and I got engaged! Needless to say I will always remember this trip and am so excited to share on all the details on our stay!
Where to Stay:
Hotel: We stayed at the Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel in Boston. I had always heard so many amazing things about Kimpton boutique hotels so was eager to stay at the Nine Zero Hotel in Boston! The first thing I loved about the hotel was its location. It is located in a historic location near Boston Common so close to literally everything. Parking was so easy with their valet service and everyone was so accommodating. Not only was our room gorgeous and felt like home right away but the decor in and outside the hotel had such a luxurious feel. We also loved the hotel’s happy hour and the delicious breakfast at the Better Sorts Social Club. Think all the delicious pastries, deli meats, and cheeses in one brunch.
Now let’s talk history around the hotel and your first stops….
Granary Burial Ground: We had a view of the burial ground from Nine Zero and it is right across the street from the hotel. It was just breathtaking to view and walk around. What is it? It is a small cemetery that serves as the final resting place for historical figures Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Mother Goose to name a few.
Kings Chapel & Burying Ground: Located across from the Granary, this chapel is incredible to walk through. Founded in 1686, the building is filled history as you learn about the lives of the people who bought their own crushed velvet pew boxes to show their status of the time. It is also the burial ground of William Dawes and the first woman off the Mayflower.
Boston Public Garden: We walked through this 24 acre garden which was the first public botantical garden in the US. JUST MAGICAL! I am not sure John was paying attention because apparently he was very nervous about proposing that morning but it’s truly gorgeous and features the famous, “Make Way for Ducklings” statues and swan boats in the summer months. So dreamy!
Beacon Hill: Hello Gorgeous Brownstones. Beacon Hill is one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods and its charming cobblestone streets are beautiful to walk down! There are also so many cute shops and restaurants including Tatte Bakery on Charles Street.
Boston Tea Party Location & Ships: We got engaged looking over the water at the ships! The harbor is such a gorgeous area to not only take in the views but you can go on an interactive experience of tossing tea into the sea. Instead though we crossed the river to celebrate at a brewery!
Trillium Brewery: First stop after our engagement was Trillium! We wanted to go to a good brewery while visiting Boston and this one was perfect! We sat at the rooftop over some IPA’s and couldn’t believe what just happened! If we had more time, we would have also went to Harpoon which was recommended!
Cisco Brewers Seaport: The seaport area is a new neighborhood in South Boston filled with energy and a younger crowd. We spent the afternoon at the Cisco Brewers Beer Garden which is an outdoor area filled with live music and wine, craft beer, and local food. They also let you bring in puppies!
Paul Revere House: Located in the North End of Boston, Paul Revere’s house is the city’s oldest building and you are able to take a self guided tour through the home as it looked back then. Really cool for anyone into history and it’s right in the North End so get some delicious Italian food while you are there.
Where to Eat and Drink:
Favorite Dinner spot: Toro— Amazing small spot filled with spanish tapas, cocktails, and spanish wines. Must go! It had the best ambiance and the food was delicious. We celebrated our engagement here!
Next time: Aquitane or Mistral (French), Lolita (Mexican), Empire or Ruka (Sushi), Kava (Greek), Coppa (Italian) , Saltie Girl (Seafood and the other option for our engagement night. Very small and popular so recommend to put your name in early), Lo Cante in the North End for Italian, B & G Oysters for Lobster Rolls.
Coffee/Pasteries: Tatte Bakery (photo worthy)– Seaport area is the best one.
Let me know if you have any other favorites to check out while in Boston! I am already looking forward to my next trip back!