Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Boston Commons

I've said it before and I'll say it again... Boston in the fall is like no other!! The weather is gorgeous and the foliage is unbelievable. While it's officially winter and I'm currently snuggled by the fire, I'm reminiscing on the crisp days from my trip to Boston in October.

One of my favorite things that my sister and I did was just walk around Boston. Crazy, right? We purposefully didn't plan things to do for one of the days. It was reserved just to sleep in (at our amazing hotel, The Lenox) and leisurely walk around the back bay area of Boston. We walked around Boston Commons and Boston Esplanade.

Boston Commons is the oldest public park in the United States. The Boston Esplanade stretches for three miles along the Charles River (where the Head of Charles Regatta is held) and is filled with trees and a walking trail right alongside the river. 

I definitely layered up. I wasn't sure what the weather was going to do, so I figured I could always shed a jacket or two if it got warm. Thankfully, a few light layers were perfect for the 60-degreeee fall Boston weather! 

In the summertime, there are a lot of events and concerts, but in October, there wasn't necessary anything to "do". For us, just walking around and taking in the scenery was enough. It was the perfect way to relax from our packed itinerary in Boston. I got to see the famous New England foliage without leaving the city.

I have spread out my Boston-related posts over a few months. Here are all of them together just in case you are planning on heading up to New England and want some ideas on what to do/see/eat/stay!