I am posting this really… REALLY late. But we spent our early summer knocking out the Northeast!
We spent a long weekend in Massachusetts (including a quick roadtrip to Rhode Island), because we got flights to Boston for $50 round trip!
Our first win: renting Blue Bikes. We discovered them after spending 35 minutes in an Uber to just go a few miles. The city’s dockable bike system is useful and cheap for getting around, and drivers are fairly friendly to cyclists. We logged more than 20 miles on the app in 24 hours… going all over the city for just $10!
Matt’s Boston visit included (of course) a run around the Harvard track. We then bounced around and visited the public library, public gardens, the North End (hello, fresh seafood pasta), and had a drink at the Bell in Hand Tavern.
The highlight of the trip, though, was something I found on AirBnB Experiences and made a surprise for Matt. We took a 2-hour sailing lesson on the Boston Harbor with Courageous Sailing (for just $35 a person)! Our instructor, Ben, was a college student who has been sailing competitively all his life. He was so knowledgeable and let us take control of the boat. The views were incredible and it was such a unique way to get away from the tourists and see Boston in a whole new way.
Our second day, we got delicious donuts at Blackbird, stopped at Lamplighter Brewing, grabbed a beer at Bleacher Bar (an awesome spot in the belly of Fenway), went to a Red Sox Game! Boston, we will be back!