Boston, I love you! A city I’ve wanted to visit for a very long time, especially because of my love for the Patriots (Go Pats!).

The city vibes, the east coast culture, the Patriots, and those accents… Everything about the city is memorable and definitely worth visiting at least once. Fall, especially October, is a perfect time to experience the fall foliage, haunted history and crisp air!

Last year, I heard of the Forbes U30 Summit and thought it’d be great for me to further my entrepreneurial ambitions. The fact that it was in Boston (obviously) solidified my decision and I impulsively bought the ticket! Booked the hotel and bought my plane ticket, departing out of New York because why not?! SO out of my comfort zone.

This trip was the first time I traveled to and explored a new city on my own, but it was worth every penny of fear… Let me take you through my journey now, (p.s. the format for these posts will be a bit different from the regular to get the full experience).


From stepping off the plane, I immediately heard a voice in the iconic Boston accent, I knew I had arrived. In an effort to be cost efficient, I took a bus from the airport to the station and walked from there to my hotel. Might sound crazy, but it was refreshing to do at 6AM, bright and early!

The hotel I stayed at, Revere Hotel Boston, was truly one of the best hotels I’ve stayed in my life! Centrally located in downtown Boston, the hotel had really good service, was clean and nicely decorated, not to mention the impeccable view. #BeRevered


Was I extremely exhausted after my no-sleep-red-eye flight?! YES. But, the day began and I headed over to Boston City Hall Plaza where the festivities started that afternoon. I took a pleasant walk through Boston Common discovering the city to the U30 Village, where vendors and sponsors started things off with photo opps, product samples and interactive experiences!

P.S. Seeing an autographed Gronk jersey by Draft Kings, only one of the highlights!

This girl is a sucker for a good grilled cheese! So I hit up Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and of course, being a Cali girl I added a side of gauc!! Apparently, they’re one of Boston’s best… Yum :p


Forbes kicked off the music festival with Gallant, who I had never heard of until then… And let me tell you, he did not disappoint! Halsey followed, who I developed a strong liking for after watching her perform (she was on repeat the rest of the trip) and Jason Derulo threw it back to my high school years to close out the show. Yes, ladies he did take the shirt off!

Hope you enjoyed the first part of the Forbes U30 series! Come back tomorrow for part two!! Also, the Forbes staff was very helpful and answered the array of questions I had beforehand. Lol.

Be sure to check out this year’s slate here.

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Xox, Rain


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