My dear friend moved to Boston in June, and I knew I had to schedule a visit to see her.  She lives right in the heart of the downtown area in beautiful Beacon Hill.  It's such a relief to travel with someone who knows where to go and what to eat.  The first couple of days, my husband and I just followed her around, taking in all the sights.  Then when she had to go to work, I had to pay more attention to the street names (I guess it's pronounced Gloss-ter...not Glah-ches-ter...in true Bostonian fashion).  I also learned how to use the T train, which was actually very fun (and efficient!  Let's get on that, BART).

One of the highlights of our trip was going on late-night Pokéwalks in the Common and the Public Gardens.  Don't know what a Pokéwalk is?  Just visit the Boston Public Gardens and look for people walking around with their cell phones, swiping up, and saying things like, "UGH! I just keep catching Drowzees and Pidgeys," or "There's a Kingler on the footbridge!"  Sound nerdy?  It is.

Other favorite moments include trying out different coffee shops, exploring the Boston Athenaeum, participating in the interactive Boston Tea Party experience, sitting on the Green Monster at Fenway, getting lost in Back Bay, and eating our way through North End.

 

Acorn St. - The most frequently photographed street in the United States

Acorn St. - The most frequently photographed street in the United States

Hubby sitting on the Good Will Hunting bench.  Note the Pokemon GO players behind him.

Hubby sitting on the Good Will Hunting bench.  Note the Pokemon GO players behind him.

FŌMŪ vegan ice cream

FŌMŪ vegan ice cream

Unnown shoes + Madewell bag

Unnown shoes + Madewell bag

Gracenote Coffee

Gracenote Coffee