So I arrived in Boston (from New York) in the evening…around 6pm. After checking in, I headed to a well-known ‘crab shack’ on the waterfront to try my first ever ‘Boston Clam Chowder (a chowder soup containing clams and broth, usually served with oyster crackers) and it was absolutely divine! I had the half-portion and it was more than enough as it’s quite rich for a soup. The seafood restaurant itself was completely packed, I actually battled to get a table!
The following day I took the subway to Cambridge (another city in Massachusetts) to tour around the Harvard University campus. A lot of the historical buildings on the campus date back to the 18th century!
I then headed back to Boston on the subway and walked to the start of the Freedom Trail (a 2.5 mile long trail through downtown Boston that leads to 16 historical sites including the Old State House). I then walked to Faneuil Hall Marketplace which consists of historic indoor and outdoor market stands (part of three historic buildings named North Market, Quincy Market and South Market) and a picturesque promenade.
Next was Beacon Hill (a famous, picturesque neighbourhood in Boston lined with Victorian brick row houses), Charles Street (lined with antique stores, boutiques and cafés) and Boston Common (an historic park). Before heading back to my hotel, I made a scheduled stop at a traditional bakery for a slice of Boston Cream Pie. Again, it was my first time trying the specialty…a simple dessert that’s simply delicious!