There's something mythical about Boston and its surrounding areas. With the beautiful nature and the incredible history, it's like a picture-perfect look into America's past. The beach areas are pristine, granted the water is freezing, and the cuisine is spectacular....more
Union Oyster House, described as "America's oldest restaurant," was established in 1826. Think of all the historic people who might've dined here! Located on the Freedom Trail and just a block from Faneuil Hall, it's a place steeped in history. I've not been, but...more
Mike's is a pastry-lover's dream. All sorts of colorful concoctions line the display (including their famous cannoli and some really huge sweets). Arrive early because it can get busy. The location is great for anyone exploring the historic sites in North End. Be sure to check out the...more
Love the food options and the historic vibe of this marketplace. Faneuil Hall is a fun place to try all of Boston's local delicacies, from lobster rolls to pastries. The historic building was once a meeting hall for old Bostonians.
I was in high school when I first saw the film Glory, the 1989 Academy Award-winning film about the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Led by Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment was the first-ever all-Black regiment in American history. The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial in Boston Common commemorates the...more
Paul Revere was one of my childhood heroes, which, in retrospect, I'm grateful for now, living in an age when people look up to frivolous icons like Justin Bieber. It's an amazing feeling, stepping through the house of the American hero that sounded the start of the Revolutionary War. And...more
I'm a complete Revolutionary War nerd. Always have been. So when I first saw the Granary Burying Ground, peeking in between the gates to see the grave of James Otis, I sort of had a fanboy moment. This is American history. This is where the stories you've read in textbooks come to life. As...more
Singing Beach receives its name from the type of sand on the beach; the mineral content of the sand produces a distinct sound. I did not hear such a sound, nor can I explain further my Wikipedia level of science, but I can attest that Singing Beach is a lovely place to spend a day, especially if...more