After our week stay in Washington D.C., we hopped aboard our next flight to Boston, Massachusetts. From the moment we touched down in Boston Harbor, I was one giddy mama. I had mentioned in an earlier post about heading to New England for the fall, but I failed to mention we were coming in town specifically for the Head of the Charles Regatta (the largest crew competition in the world.) Being big nautical fans, the Regatta had been on my bucket list.
Additionally, living by the California coast, I actually crave the cold. Not the usual “cold” I experience (that being the morning fog that rolls in, but then is burnt off come 11am.) No, I crave the “drop in weather and wearing fashionable layers of plaid, vests, and scarfs” kind of cold. That being said, our trip to Massachusetts was the perfect East Coast state to visit this time of year.
I found our 3 day stay in the city to be perfect. We stayed in Cambridge and visited Harvard. I quickly gifted our son with enough toddler-sized Harvard gear to hopefully instill a love for the University. So fingers crossed I have a future freshmen on my hands :).
Another day was spent enjoying the HOCR as we watched the rowers compete along the Charles River. An absolutely relaxing day, we literally spent the day at the River watching the competition, eating amazing food truck grub, and indulging in some retail shopping thanks to Brook Brothers and the other preppy brands available.
On our last day in Boston, we were super touristy and checked out a “hop on and off” tour bus so that we could see all the major tourist spots. I’d have to say it was a great way to see a town in a day. We visited several spots, but my favorites included: Fenway Park and Boston Common.
Stay tuned for part 3 of my East Coast recap. Our Cape Cod adventures might just be my favorite part :).