Boston, the city will always have a special place in my heart. Before I headed to my next stop of New York, I had a few hours to kill. The best advice I can give when traveling by yourself is to take advantage of every moment possible, whether you have an extra 5 minutes or 5 hours to spare in-between. So with my spare time, I decided to explore downtown Boston and visit the original Cheers.

The train did not leave until the afternoon, so I gracefully packed and checked out of my room and hotel early. I had heard there was a bar that stood as the inspiration for “Cheers”, the iconic sitcom. I’ve actually only seen scenes here and there growing up when my grandma would have it playing in the background. The iconic Boston landmark is a must-see, even if you don’t go inside.

If I had only accomplished one ‘tourist’ thing while in Boston, it was going to be visiting the original Cheers bar, Cheers Beacon Hill. I began my stroll through the iconic Boston Common, which is America’s oldest public park and garden located in downtown Boston. Honestly, I had walked through here several times as I headed to the Forbes Under 30 Summit Village, but did not take the time to soak it up.

Boston Common is pretty big and it’s split into several parts on either side of the streets (it’s 44 acres). This time, I took a walk through the other side and took in all the historic beauty!

Before this, I had never visited the East Coast or any truly historic Colonial part of the US that contributed to its founding. The feeling is SURREAL! I cannot even fully explain what it was like, but I’m sure if you’ve been to a city with rich American history you understand.

Not going to lie, it felt a bit haunting (hope that’s the right word). I passed the George Washington statue, with the gorgeous city in the background. And then… CHEERS!! For never watching the show or being a fan, it was beyond cool experience to see this. No I didn’t go in, it was way too early! Lol.

I stumbled upon the CUTEST coffee shop, Tatte Bakery & Café on Charles Street. Totally my aesthetic with good vibes and GOOD coffee, probably, one of the best vanilla lattes I’ve ever had! (Haha, so good I had to take unnecessary photos and post them…Yup 😛 ) Then, I spent the last 45 minutes I had in the city exploring the most adorable neighborhood, with the cutest shops, Beacon Hill.

The PERFECT place in Boston to Sunday brunch and shop with the girlfriends!

Boston, you far exceeded my expectations and I plan on taking more trips to come! If only it weren’t for those winters, I may even move there?

I am truly blessed that God gave me this opportunity to attend a Forbes Conference and explore a city I’ve always wanted to visit. God is good!

Couldn’t end this post without saying, GO PATS!!

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Xox, Rain


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