Boston, MA Travel Guide

October 2018 // By Natalie Jean 

Last week Mark and I took a little trip to New England to take in the sights, spend some time together, and soak up all the fall foliage + crisp air. I loved it! Mark has been to Boston and Massachusetts before but I've never been so I was especially to go. We got to try so many great spots for coffee and food and then spent time taking in the sights.

This travel guide is going to be a mix of the places we visited, including neighboring towns like Salem and Rockport. If you ever have a chance to visit, I highly recommend it (especially during the autumn season).

Alright, first up is obviously coffee. There were so many coffee shops and cafes and roasters that we found and loved. That's one thing that we both love about travel, seeing what local roasters can create and what different coffee options there are.

La Colombe Coffee
Flat Black Coffee
+ Thinking Cup
+ Render Coffee Bar
+ Tatte Cafe + Bakery (faaaaaavorite)

+ Quincy Market: (this is definitely a tourist-y place but that is totally okay) We had lunch here and loved walking around and seeing cute people and shops and the Cheers bar and gift shop is there!
+ Downtown Boston
+ Prudential Center Boston
+ Newbury Street
+ Restoration Hardware (This location is so beautiful!!)

+ Saltie Girl (a bit expensive but DELISH)
+ Yvonne's
+ The Met Back Bay
+ Fire and Ice (tourist-y but cool!)
+ B. Good
+ Veggie Galaxy
+ by CHLOE.

We stayed in an AirBnB and it was nice, but we walked by a handful of really cool looking hotels that I felt were worth mentioning!
+ XV Beacon
+ The Westin Boston Waterfront
+ The Godfrey Hotel
+ The Boxer Boston Hotel
+ The Verb Hotel
+ Liberty Hotel
+ The Envoy Hotel

+ Walk around Harvard
+ Boston Commons
+ Boston Public Garden
+ Salem, MA - super spooky and historical and you can see the house from the movie Hocus Pocus, the Bewitched Statue, and the Putnam House, etc.!
+ Rockport, MA - we went here to walk along the water, visit some of Mark's childhood favorites, and get clam chowder!


  1. I'd love to visit Boston one day -- especially during this time of year!

  2. Thank you for sharing! I've been looking forward to this post since I saw your Insta stories! I LOVE Boston and my husband and I have been wanting to head back up there soon to see and experience MA a little more. Excited to check out some of these places the next time we're able to make it up there!

    1. YES! It was my first time and the perfect time of year to go. We loved it and I already can't wait to go back :) I hope you guys get to visit soon!

  3. Your photos are so cute, Natalie! I'm (hopefully) visiting Boston when I'm back home in MA next week - this is so helpful, especially the coffee recs!

    1. Awesome! I hope you have a fun trip :) I HIGHLY recommend Tatte Bakery and Cafe (get a pastry too!) and Flat Black had really good cider.

  4. We were in MA this time last year for a month for a wedding and a few family members' birthdays :) The first activity we did was to ride the Hop on Hop off haha We also went to Salem, checked the Witch Museum and another museum. We also walked around Harvard campus (my middle child wants to attend it in the future). OMG, I miss MA!

    1. It really is a beautiful place, isn't it? Your trip sounds like it was lovely!

  5. This place looks so nice and peaceful! I love all the water.

    1. Yeah, its really cool that it has a city feel but also has harbors not far from anything!

  6. Loooove Boston. My husband and I grew up in Maine and visit Boston often. The city and surrounding towns are so pretty and fun! And you chose a great time of year to visit too :) so glad you had a great trip!

    1. Thank you so much! We had a great time and can't wait to go back again :)


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