Shades of Boston

Charles River - Boston

Boston is beautiful in every season! Whether it is winter, spring, summer or the fall! My favorite is spring in Boston!
On my first day in Boston in 2010, it was snowing away to eternity. I had just transferred to Emerson College from Chicago. It was a new beginning and I wanted to welcome it with an open mind, so I did. Before I knew it I had settled into my new home (Boston) and I absolutely loved it!

Winter Snow Storm at the Boston Commons
Winter Snow Storm at the Boston Commons
I lived right across from the Boston Commons and saw the colors change through out the year. From being white in the winter to being orange in the fall and pink with cherry blossoms in the spring.
The famous building by Boston's 'Reflection Pond'
Winter – The famous building by Boston’s ‘Reflection Pond’
Although the ‘T’ is the most convenient way to traveling around the city, I love walking. Every building is unique, beautiful and worth walking by. Boston is a small city and it is not difficult to get around. If you are visiting in the spring, summer or fall, I would suggest you just save a day to see the city on your feet. Almost every tourist goes on the ‘Duck Tour’ around the city and if you are the one who wants to cover every part of the city in 1 day with a tour guide, this would be your best bet.
Charles River - Boston
Spring – The Esplanade – Charles River – Boston
My favorite part of Boston is The Esplanade! The Charles river is just too beautiful to describe in words and pictures. You have to see it to feel it. On a spring day, you could see anywhere between 100 – 120 people running by the river.
Esplanade - My favorite point
Spring – Esplanade – My favorite point
The North End is the ‘Little Italy’ of Boston and it is buzzing throughout the year. It is famous for the popular Mike’s Pastry shop. You will always be able to spot the bakery because it has a long line outside at any time of the day! You will often see people around the city carrying a white box with blue ‘Mike’s Pastry’ on it with a blue marker. This area is also very close to the Boston Harbor, the house of all the beautiful sail boats. The apartment buildings in this area are some of the oldest but get sold at the most premium prices.
Boston Harbor
Spring – Boston Harbor
In the Fall, it gets a little windy and there is a chill in the air but this too is a great time to visit the city, just before it gets cold!
Boston before the leaves start falling
Fall – Boston before the leaves start falling – Rainy Day – Boston Commons
Not only is Boston about the Commons, Esplanade and the harbor, but also has some of the most beautiful buildings, ballets, markets and streets. I will detail those out at a later time.
Some useful information for you if you are planning to travel there:
Best mode of transport – The ‘T’. Charlie card cost: $2.00/ride
Duck Tours – $34.99
Closest Airport: Boston Logan International Airport – Fare from downtown to the airport – Approximately $25

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