Boston is certainly one of my favorite cities in the U.S….of course I’m saying this as a former Bostonian. 🙂
I make it a point to visit as often as possible, especially during the fall season where I get to put on my pea coat and watch the season change.
We don’t really get seasons in South Florida.
In the years since I’ve left Boston, the construction throughout the city has expanded at such an incredible rate. Each time I visit I find new elements I’ve never seen before. It both excites and frightens me to see it developing at this pace. Old buildings demolished, and new ones rising.
But I just have to accept that everything must evolve.
One of the things I’ve always admired about the Northeast (and this may apply to several other cities) is it’s influence in the arts. It carries so much inspiration for creativity and innovation that just being in this environment makes me want to create something. You can literally feel the passion in the air; watching the musicians walk by with their instruments, the poets and painters in the park, the fashion scenes.
When it comes to art, the city holds no judgment, no opinions, it just is and lets be.
And that’s one of the things I miss about living in the city; the ability to draw from these inspirations wherever I go. There is so much character in every corner that my mind is constantly stimulated. The history of the structures and the winding roads with “random” street names; which don’t exactly make it easy to navigate. All of these elements add to the uniqueness that is Boston.
If you haven’t made it to Boston, add it to your list! Of course, I’m a little bias, but I guarantee you’ll have an amazing time. You’ll easily find little gems to eat and shop, and don’t get me started on their new vintage scene I’ve been recently exposed to in the South End, SoWa.
The latest restaurant we tried on this trip was Mela, an Indian restaurant also in the South End. Boston has always had an excellent selection of Indian cuisine.
Spending a day just strolling this walkable city, is well worth it. You can cover some of the best parts of the city in just one day and public transportation is really simple if you’re feeling adventurous. Anything from Newbury St., Boston Common, Christian Science Center, Harvard Square or some of the museums, to name a few sites.
As much as I come here, I’m always sad to leave and feel I always leave a little part of me behind. Boston will always hold a piece of my heart….despite its brutal winters.
And on that note, until next time!