21 January 2010
We took the train from NY up to Boston and it was such a great trip - I loved sitting on the train (Amtrak is luxury compared to British rail - clean and comfortable) watching Connecticut and Rhode Island pass by into Massachusetts. The snow was pretty deep when we arrived in Boston and we checked into another great hotel.
Our time in Boston was spent on the Old town bus tour which took you around the whole of Boston and let you hop on and off when you wanted for two days. We visited Fenway Park and ate lunch under the bleekers in the bar, walked in Beacon Hill - very pretty, went over the frozen Charles river into Cambridge saw some of the Harvard campus and the Frank Gehry MIT building. Took a pic outside the Cheers bar, spent a good few hours in the snow on Boston Common and sliding over the frozen pond, wandered around Quincy market - very pretty and great food stalls and cafes too.
It felt like I could breathe again once I got to Boston after the madness of NY and the closeness of all the skyscrapers - its a very nice city with great shopping.
Newbury Street is about 15 blocks long and has a serious amount of shops - we spent far too long in Marc Jacobs and got to know the staff there pretty well - this was down to Matt shopping not me, believe it or not!
We stayed in the The Copley Sq hotel in a Queen boutique room, they cannot do enough for you in this hotel. They even turn your bed down and leave bed time stories on your pillow with a news round-up and weather forecast for you everyday! Another good location, 2 blocks to Newbury street, 1 block to a great mall that has sky walks connecting it across the roads and the underground 1 block away.