As much as I love NYC, I have to periodically get away so that I can fall in love with it all over again. One day when I was looking up places to go for a weekend getaway and I came across some an awesome deal available through Jetblue to fly to Boston. Now, I know you’re probably thinking, “Fly? Why would you fly to Boston? It’s only about 4 hours away.” and the answer is this;
– It was actually cheaper to fly than drive, and getting around Boston is easy via public transportation so you don’t actually need a car.
– Sometimes driving long distances is actually more stressful (for me anyway). I enjoy a road trip every once in a while, but sometimes I just want to get there and let someone else do the work.
– Sure there are express buses that can take you roundtrip from Manhattan to Boston for around $30, but I would definitely much rather be in the comfort of my own car than on a bus with 30 other people for 4-5 hours.
The flight wasn’t bad at all. We ran into some delays, but I’ve come to expect that when flying and I was in no hurry. We arrived in Beantown in under an hour and took the train to our B&B downtown. We visited the MIT Museum (my favorite), went to the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Fanueil Hall, and walked the Freedom Trail. When we weren’t sightseeing we were eating clam chowder (pronounce clam chowda) and sampling pastas in the North End (don’t call it Little Italy unless you want people to know you’re a tourist – not that your camera gives it away). My favorite part of the trip was getting a facial and the moments where we did absolutely nothing but watch old movies on TV and play board games. It was so nice to just relax and take our time getting places. When I’m in NYC there are so many different things happening at any given moment and I’m always on the go. One of my New Years resolutions is to make more time to do nothing. All in all the trip was awesome, but I’m definitely happy to be back in the city I love and call home for now.