Let me first start this post off by saying I’m no Boston expert! I’ve lived in Connecticut my entire life and only made it to Boston a few times. This trip was the first time I really got to explore and spend time in the city and boy, was it so much fun!
48 hours is hardly enough time to spend in any city, but you can at least hit a few of the major/must-do things in that amount of time. With the quick less than 2 hour drive from CT, I arrived into Bean Town and checked into the Revere Hotel. Fun fact- the Revere Hotel is the only hotel in Boston that has balconies on every room. Totally speaking my language here! I just love to get fresh air when staying in hotels, so you bet I flung that slider door right open.
Kendall from Styled Snapshots and I spent the two days in Boston together, so I freshened up and met her for a lovely dinner and drinks with the hotel marketing team. We slipped into Emerald Lounge, the hotel’s restaurant, that featured a to die for cocktail menu and mouthwatering bites. Kendall and I both ordered the ‘Two Thyme Smash’ – and I 100% recommend! We rounded out the night with margs, chips and queso, and some Mexican eats at Lolita thanks to a rec from my friend Jess. This is apparently the hot spot in Boston – on a Wednesday night it was PACKED and people were still being seated well past 11pm!
We kicked off our full day in Boston with breakfast in bed a la the Revere Hotel. They did such an amazing job accommodating my gluten/dairy allergies as well. We headed off to explore the Boston Public Garden, and enjoyed yummy treats and lattes at Tatte Bakery – another rec from a friend! This is the cutest spot, and another Boston hotspot nestled into the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Beacon Hill reminds me of the West Village in NYC with the picturesque door fronts and stoops, which we took so many photos of! If you need a good photo backdrop or want some serious apartment envy, find Acorn Street. You’re welcome.
Kendall and I rounded out our afternoon with lunch at Figs – totally amazing flatbread pizza’s (on Kendall’s recommendation since they don’t have GF yet!), before heading back to the Revere Hotel. They were so sweet to host us for dinner and drinks on the incredible rooftop. Revere honestly has one of the best rooftops I’ve been on in a long time. It’s spacious, clean, and has tons of seating, ranging from outdoor couches, to cabanas, lounge chairs, and even hanging baskets. It’s the perfect spot to grab a friend and a summer cocktail and spend hours catching up.. After dinner, Kendall and I did just that out on my balcony, talking well past midnight and having some much needed girl time.
Side note – I have to rave about the lobster salad at Revere. For those of you who have been long time readers, you know a good portion of my family is from Maine and we summer there every year. My uncles are lobster fisherman, so we’re delightedly spoiled with the freshest lobster you can imagine.. I mean, out of the water and on my plate in less than an hour. I’m a self proclaimed lobster snob (and proud of it!) so am always reluctant to try lobster anywhere else. I tried the Revere’s and give it a thumbs up. While it’s no out of the water Maine lobster, it is the freshest tasting lobster I’ve ever had in comparison to our Maine lobster!
Boston is such a fun city to explore and see – it’s like a mini New York and much less overwhelming. If you have some time, you can hit the more touristy spots: Newbury Street (great for shopping) and Quincy Market (be ready to eat!). Let me know if you have any questions – and thanks so much to the Revere Hotel for hosting us!
(two rooftop photo via Kendall)