Remember how I said if you have 2 days in Boston then you have to do the MFA? Well, if you only have one, then you absolutely must do the Freedom Trail. It is a 2.5-mile walk that takes you through 16 historically important sites through Boston. It’s free and simple, just follow the red-bricked road!
I’ve done this now a bunch of times, and each time I learn something new and am re-enchanted with the living history Boston embodies.
Close by is The New England Holocaust Memorial:
Now, I know I said that the trail is only 2.5 miles long, but with all the walking and stopping you do at each stop, you get tired! To will ourselves to finish we stopped for a break and I had to indulge in one of my college favorites, a plain donut with Dunkin’ Donuts’ crack-tastic coffee:
Then it was off to The USS Constitution, she was launched in 1797 and today is America’s oldest commissioned ship:
Aaron is a big historic-boat buff and I’m just a big history buff in general, so we loved it!
We ended up going to Panza; and I highly recommend it! It got rave reviews online with the caveat that there were often long waits. Well, thanks to being so early, we got in with no wait and had a prime table.
I wish my pictures had turned out, but it was just too dark inside. Take it from me though, the food was scrumptious. We had a perfect Caesar salad to start, Sicilian ribs as an appetizer then I had a free-form lasagna with pepper-pasta (amazing) and Aaron had some sort of sausage and rigatoni mish-mash that I wanted to steal from him.
To finish our epic day we had coffee & treats at a nearby cafe … I had my favorite filled Italian cookies: