“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”
As you can tell from my previous posts, I am a traveling enthusiast. So, whenever I have a long weekend or even just a couple days off of school, I jump at the chance to travel. This weekend I decided to take a trip to Boston. I chose Boston because it is on the East Coast but still different from New York. Planning and packing for the trip took me about 15 minutes in total. Also, there’s an Amtrak train almost every hour from New York to Boston, so it made my trip much more convenient.
Boston is a fairly small city. You’re able to get to anywhere in maximum 20 minutes no matter where you are. But, despite it being small, there’s still a lot of things to do there. So, here’s a couple of things to do when visiting Boston.
1. Walk Around Newbury Street
This is Boston’s version of Fifth Avenue, but it’s completely different. The street is tiny with only a one car – one way street. There’s no traffic lights or crossing lights for pedestrians. The street is fairly quiet, even on a Sunday morning. On both sides of the street there’s cafes and shops. Most of the stores are the same names we see here in New York, but the small street and the atmosphere of Newbury makes them look so different.
To learn more about Newbury Street, visit their website.
2. Eat a Nutella Crepe at The Paris Creperie
This might be one of the best crepes I’ve ever had. The Paris Creperie might also be the cutest cafe you will ever visit. The cafe is small with only 10 or less tables. But, even on a busy night, it was easy to get a table since not many people visit the cafe. My friends and I all ordered a Nutella crepe. Some of them added strawberries, bananas or any other kind of topping. To say the crepe was good is an understatement. To try this amazing crepe, you can either visit their cafe or hunt down their food truck, which goes all around Boston. They also had a large variety of Nutella drinks, which I didn’t try. But, their tea selection is heaven!
Find out more about The Paris Creperie on their website.
3. Ride the T
The T is Boston’s equivalent of the NYC subway. It is much smaller and simpler to use. There are only five lines: blue, green, orange, red, and silver. Basically, all the lines meet in the middle of Boston, and spread out to different areas. Also, the green line is so small it only has two carts! It travels no only underground, but also overground through the streets of midtown Boston. Another great difference between the NYC Subway and Boston’s T is the cleanliness. There is no smell or dirt on the cars or even in the stations, which was a huge shock!
4. Visit Harvard University
You cannot go to Boston and not see this beautiful university. The campus is filled with tourists coming from all over the world to see the majestic campus. The buildings are old and yet still beautiful. In between all the buildings there are mini fields filled with colourful trees. Even their main library (one of many!) looks like the New York City Court House. Also, their dining hall looks like the Great Hall of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies.
5. Come Back to New York
Because let’s face it: Nothing beats the big apple!