massachusetts travel guide

by ann


Boston, famous for its rich history, distinctive accent and seafood, is also the current home of my nearest and dearest. As the ever-doting aunt, I visit about every few months SO below are a few of my favorite things to do/eat in Massachusetts.

Background: My family lives in Brookline so we mainly stay there. However, we do like to explore on the weekends!

Things To Do

  • Walk the Freedom Trail
  • Walk along the Charles River
  • Check out the Waterfront
  • Visit Harvard Yard
  • Go to the New England Aquarium
  • Enjoy a baseball game at Fenway Park
  • Visit a nearby beach, like Crane Beach (Ipswich, MA)

Eat at

  • Neptune Oysters// for seafood
  • Flour Bakery// for delicious pastries
  • Mike’s Pastry// for HUGE desserts
  • Taiwan Cafe (Chinatown)// for stinky tofu + other yummy Taiwanese food

IN Brookline, MA (From Boston- 0.5 hours)

  • 4A Coffee// for a damn good latte
  • Kupel’s Bakery// for bagels (and the Miami lox!)
  • Tatte// for huge, flaky croissants
  • J.P. Licks// for ice cream
  • Super 88 Market// for Asian food (go to Lollicup for bubble tea  + the place next door for banh mi)
  • FuGaKyu// for Korean-style BBQ
  • Brookline Booksmith// for new + used books

IN Cape Cod, MA (From Boston- 1.5 hours)

Cape Cod 1 of 4

Cape Cod 2 of 4

  • Provincetown, MA (From Boston- 2.5 hours)
    Note: We took Route 6A on the way there which is supposed to be scenic but was really more woodsy than anything else. I would recommend just taking Route 6.

    • Kohi Coffee Company// for Blue Bottle Coffee
    • Pop+Dutch// for sandwiches
    • Race Point Beach// for seal and whale watching
    • Other places to consider visiting: Herring CoveCape Cod 4 of 4
  • Wellfleet, MA
    • Beachcomber// for a college vibe
      Note: there is a $20 fee for parking in the lot