On the Sunday we visited a local church (Park Street Church) which incidentally is the oldest church in Boston, and right opposite Boston Common. Afterwards we had a wander behind the State House and around Beacon Hill, one of the most fancy areas of the city. Almost every doorstep was decorated with a pumpkin or some kind of Halloween prop!
The afternoon was spent wandering round Harvard university and the student town of Cambridge, and then we took the train one stop further to Davis Square, which was the location of Redbones – a southern American restaurant I had visited 5 years ago on my previous trip to Boston!
As we had eaten our main meal at a funny time of day (3/4pm), we weren’t thinking that we would need anything major in the evening, but we did pick up these cakes from Modern Pastry (a competitor to Mike’s Pastry in the North End) to sample. Unfortunately for me, I sampled none because I felt unwell that evening (not as a result of our meal at Redbones I hasten to add), and I very reluctantly missed out on my allocation of cake. Mr B assured me that I had missed out on three very tasty cakes!
Our final morning in Boston started with a trip to the train station to drop off our bags as our train to New York was not until 2pm, before a visit to the Boston Tea Party Museum. I’m always a bit skeptical of places that do historical reenactments, but we both really enjoyed our time here and thought it was well worth $25 entry (A little aside here, we found this at pretty much every attraction we paid for in the US, everything was extremely well done and of a very high quality, I guess as you might expect from a country that prides itself on its history).
After we had chucked the tea overboard, it was time to get our train to our next stop on our trip – New York, New York!