Beantown Tourists

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I felt like a tourist in my own city! Mal, Beth, Corey, and I went exploring all over Boston this afternoon. It was pretty cool being both a tour guide and a tourist today!

Our travels started at my alma mater Boston College.

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BC has such a beautiful campus! I forgot how pretty it was.

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It was fun to visit my old stomping grounds, too.

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Then, we headed over to Coolidge Corner, which is one of my favorite areas of the city. If I could pick any part of Boston to live, it would either be the South End or Coolidge Corner. They’re both such adorable areas.

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We wanted to grab a bite to eat at Zaftigs, but the wait for a table was an hour!

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Instead, we popped over to Rami’s across the street.

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Rami’s was a great choice!

Mal and I shared the most amazing Houmos Falafel in a pita. I especially loved the pita, which was thick, doughy, and fresh. So good!

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After Rami’s, we popped into Dunkin’ Donuts for a sweet treat.

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Corey and Beth were psyched to have some D&D in their lives!

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I enjoyed a delicious chocolate glazed Munchkin and shared an iced coffee with my hubby.

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And, then we visited the Skywalk Observatory in the Prudential Tower.

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The views of the city were amazing! I’ve lived in Boston for many years now, but never visited the Skywalk. I’m so glad that I finally did today! It was so cool!

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We’re off to an early dinner at one of my favorite restaurants!

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50 Comments

  1. wow gorgeous pictures! anytime you want to take me on a tour through the city, be my guest 🙂 haha have a great valentines day!

  2. OMG, the skies are so beautiful up there!!! The architecture is quite lovely too. There are few greater carby pleasures than warm pita bread. Mmmm. 😉

  3. Wow, those skyscraper views look almost unreal! The lighting in all these photos is so surreal, and gives such a different “feel” to Boston. Lovely!

    P.S. I love that Dunkin Donuts calls those things “munchkins”. Hello, wizard of oz!

  4. Nice pics. I was in Boston for one day and didn’t see a whole lot. Bull&Finch(Cheers?),Fenway from the outside 🙁 and Boston Gardens. We were young. Wish I had made better use of my time.

  5. I grew up in southern NH and have been to Boston countless times…and I never get sick of “touring” the city!! I could walk the Freedom Trail every summer and not get bored with it. I love the Duck Tours too! 🙂

  6. Boston College looks like something out of Harry Potter! Gorgeous school 🙂

    I never knew that houmos was the right way to spell hummus. More phonetically correct, I suppose?

  7. Oooh I LOVE Rami’s! And yes, Coolidge Corner is where I would really like to live, but I don’t think I could find anything affordable. My boyfriend and I often go the the Coolidge cinema and then to Zaftig’s. But you missed my favorite Coolidge Corner spot – JP Licks!

  8. AHHH! Your post just made me so happy 🙂 I moved to San Francisco from Boston about a month ago and recently I’ve been pretty Boston-sick…so it was nice to get some pictures from home! Love Zaftigs, love Publick House, love Rami’s! It made me wicked miss DD though…all we have out here is Starbucks + Peet’s…and of course, Blue Bottle :D. THANKS!!

  9. I went to Zaftig’s today! Luckily my friend from out of town was staying in Coolidge corner so she put our name in early – the wait was ridiculous! But I’m sure Rami’s was just as great – they have the best falafel in Boston.

    And GO BC! I can’t believe my 5 year reunion is already next year – good times in BC Admissions! 😉

  10. I lived in Framingham for 6 years during the late 80s/early 90s. My favorite things to do with out of town guests was to go to the top of the Pru and to take one of the trolley tours. Both are great ways to see a whole lot in a little amount of time.

  11. I love when you share things about Boston. I visited there fairly regularly when my cousin lived there (technically Gloucester but close enough to jump the train to Boston) but he’s since moved. I miss that place! There was always something to see! I come from a city of 150K people so Boston is truly “big town” for me! LOL There’s a small part of me that yearns to live in a big city, but then something about being “home” makes me realize how great it is here too! So I’ll live vivaciously through your blog about living in Boston! Thanks!

  12. I used to walk by the Pru on an almost daily basis and had NO IDEA that skywalk existed! And I also love Coolidge 😀 As a fellow carb lover, I’m pretty sure you know how amazing When Pigs Fly is, but I highly recommend them for a Cookie Friday. Or a cookie any day!

  13. boston college – loving the jesuit pride! i went to st joes in philly, and we had the same style architecture also. it’s so beautiful! i love going back to campus and visiting.

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