Best of Beacon Hill

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Boston in the fall – there’s nothing quite like it. I rowed in the Head of the Charles as a senior in college, and throughout my 20’s it became a tradition to visit for my birthday weekend since it often coincided with the HOTC regatta. This year, two of my closest college friends, Paige and Ashley, suggested a trip to Beantown for a joint birthday getaway, and I jumped at the chance to return to Boston in the fall.

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Here are my favorite see/do/eats from our three days in Boston:

  • Enjoy the biggest croissant of your life at Tatte’s Bakery. There are a handful of Tatte’s throughout the city, but I enjoyed walking to the one in Beacon Hill, followed by window shopping on Charles Street. My favorite stores were Good, The Flat of the Hill and Red Wagon for the cutest lobster sweaters.
  • Visit the Boston Public Library on Copley Square for gorgeous murals by John Singer Sargent.
  • Do a Freedom Trail Walking Tour – No trip to Boston is complete without doing at least a portion of the Freedom Trail. Most guides are thespians who dress in character, but I loved our tour led by a college professor who sought to debunk some of our American mythology. Tours start in Boston Common and end near Quincy Market/ Boston Public Market which is convenient for grabbing a bite afterwards. Be sure to bundle up!
  • Grab drinks at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club in Beacon Hill or Drink in South Boston.
  • And of course, be sure to wander Beacon Hill with your camera in hand to admire all the gorgeous seasonal decorations!

On a sentimental note: it’s hard to believe that one year ago today I published my very first blog post. There’s so much to be thankful for in the last year – especially all of you! My amazing friends and readers.

xx, SF

Photos taken by Stacie Flinner for stacieflinner.com

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