Boston has quickly become one of my favorite cities. I take a stroll down Newbury street and start the morning off with a dirty chai from the Thinking Cup. The shops along Newbury are cute and trendy making Boston feel a bit like a small town. I take a lap around Fenway Park during the Boston/Yankees game and it is busy and exciting. I then head to the Freedom Trail and walk past historic buildings and landmarks including the Union Oyster House. I visit a couple museums including the Institute of Contemporary Art, sit along the water, venture into Restoration Hardware, and end the night with delicious ice cream from FoMu on Newbury street.

When I visit a city while I am working, I typically have between 15 and 30 hours to explore. The best way to experience a city in a short amount of time is to make a list of just a couple of things you would like to see and leave room to explore along the way. If you pack your schedule with thing after thing after thing, you don't give yourself time to venture into a quaint bookstore or try out a local coffee shop. I quickly realized if I enjoy the handful of activities I experienced in my short visit, I will make a point to come back.

Boston - I'll be back. 

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