Our Boston Trip (24 hours!)
We’re back from Martha’s Vineyard! Before we jump into all of the amazing photos of our time on the island, Brandon and I would first like to share little snippets from our 24 hours in Boston. We decided that we’d fly in there, simply because it was cheaper and we both wanted to see the history of the city. We didn’t have tons of time, so we chose to do a few of the “big” ticket items like Boston Public Garden, bits of the Freedom Trail, and the Boston Tea Party landmark. Walking a city is always one of our favorite activities and we made sure to take time to stop on Acorn Street, one of the most photogenic spots in town. Overall, I think we hit almost everything we wanted to in our short amount of time and it was nice to break up the trip a little bit with another location.
Boston Public Garden
If you’re a long time reader, then you probably know that Brandon and I want to be outside as much as possible. One of the reasons we chose Martha’s Vineyard/New England as our summer vacation spot was because of the weather. Aching to get away from the 103 degree weather that San Antonio is known for, we happily packed light sweaters, jackets, and layers for this trip. Boston was a perfect 78 degrees during our stay and it was so lovely to walk around comfortably with my jean jacket on.
The Boston Public Garden was a fantastic park to explore. We strolled through the different areas, enjoying the scenery and gorgeous flowers. To us, an afternoon well spent is when we’re walking through gorgeous landscape and that’s exactly what this area allowed us to do. We highly recommend this spot to anyone coming to Boston. Brandon and I kept trying to imagine it in the fall and vowed that we will have to return when the leaves change colors!
How charming is this little street? Acorn Street (mentioned above) is so quintessentially “Boston” and exactly how I pictured it to be. American flags fly proud, cobblestone streets add charm, and front porch stoops contain so much character. Brandon and I love to imagine ourselves living in new cities when we’re exploring and this area was our favorite! It was also just a quick stroll away from Tatte Bakery, easily the best little bakery we’ve been to in a long time. We got breakfast sandwiches and tea before leaving for the Vineyard and also couldn’t resist their cherry pistachio pastry.
On Monday we will start to post our plethora of Martha’s Vineyard posts/pictures. We couldn’t resist taking an overload of pictures, so beware: One Swainky Couple is turning into a New England hub for the next two weeks with lots of quintessentially American photos and locations! 🙂