Boston without an Agenda

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston
 John and I had the opportunity to go with his graduate Sustainability program at Lipscomb University to tour the birthplace of Sustainability - New England.  We flew in a day early to enjoy Boston on our own.
We stayed in a brand new hotel - Yotel. There are only 4 in the world. The rooms are small and cabin like. Everything is multi-functional - the bed becomes your couch. It worked well for us, but would definitely not work for a family.

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

We ate breakfast around the corner at a small cafe called Flour Bakery and Cafe. I had the avocado toast with and egg and lots of cilantro. Delicious! John had French toast with blueberries - good, but very sweet! I would highly recommend this little Cafe. They teach classes here too.

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

We've been to Boston before and have seen a lot of the historical sites here, so we decided to take a walk around the city and see what other types of places we could find.

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

We crossed the water on Congress Street, seeing a great view of the Boston Tea Party Ship Museum which we hope to visit on our next trip back to Boston with the kids.

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

We came across a small, unique, and free museum called BSA Space funded by the Boston Society of Architects. It has two floors of exhibits detailing the architectural and design history of Boston. It was a lot more interesting than it sounds.

You can't leave Boston without visiting a few famous places.

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

We toured the Quincy Market.

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

We ate lunch with half of Boston in the Faneuil Hall Market. Here you will find a statue of Samuel Adams.

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

We also visited the Boston Hay Market. There were all kinds of good foods and great shopping places in this market. We even got to talk to a lady selling lettuce grown in a freight container!

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

We were really impressed with all the green spaces in Boston. The Greenway is located over the top of the underground subways. There were several weekend markets and events going on in each little mini park. With the help of Yelp we found a local coffee shop and sat and enjoyed the sunshine and scenery.

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

We took the long way to the restaurant we were to meet up with the rest of the grad students, walking along the wharf, taking in all the fancy boats. Booking a trip on one of these boats for a harbor tour would be fun!

We ate a delicious seafood dinner at the Yankee Lobster Fish Market.

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

After dinner, we hopped in the University's rented van and drove up to Dorchester Heights to see where the colonists drug cannons up a pretty steep embankment and pointed them at the British ships in the Boston Harbor, encouraging them to head back to England.

Boston without an Agenda - travel guide to Boston - a day in Boston

We drove towards Lexington and Concord and saw the Minute Men Trail. I'd love to come back and explore this area some more. It looks like a great place to hike or bike.

Now our school part of the trip would begin - studying the role of sustainability in New England.

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