Things to do in Boston

I have a few friends who have recently moved to the Boston area so I wanted to offer a few places I would suggest going when they have the time. I have to confess: I didn't get out a whole lot in the 6 years I lived there.  My first year, I was busy with an internship. My second year in Boston was my first year of marriage and my husband and I were homebodies. The third year, I was pregnant.  And after that.  Well. #momlife So I don't have tons of things to offer for entertainment, but I did figure out I love the coffee, food and enjoyed looking at pretty things. If I were there to take my friends around, these are the places I would take them:

  • Coffee Shops- I don't think I'll ever live in a city that has so much good coffee again...unless I ever move anywhere in Italy.  You can find my Boston area coffee shop suggestions HERE...oh wait.  I haven't made that blog post yet. hahahhaa #momlifeagain

  • The Arnold Arboretum: So beautiful anytime of the year.  You can walk around, bike around, or take a blanket and have a picnic.  They also have guided tours during special seasons and other fun events throughout the year--not that I got around to joining one, but if I had the time...and they have bonsais.

  • The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: I love love love love this museum.  PLEASE try to go during one of their guided tours.  It's an amazing museum that you can appreciate if you know nothing about art or art history (me!), but these tours will take the museum to a different level for you.  You can get museum passes from your local library for $5 admission.  I liked going on Thursday nights because they're open later, and it's especially nice on a snowy wintery evening.  The snow covers the glass hallway entering the main exhibit hall, and it's magical.

  • Wingaersheek Beach- Not in Boston, but worth the drive.  The water is so clear and the sand is sparkly. What more do you need in a beach?  #dontforgetyourbeachumbrella
  • Gather Here- My favorite craft store.  Warning: You'll spend too much money. If you don't know how to sew or knit or whatever- take a class! yay for making things!
And this is the end of my sad, sad list.  Because I really only went to coffee shops.  And that post is going to take some time to create.  But it will be a great post :D

What things should I have done/ places should I have gone before I left the Boston area???

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