Boston A to Z: 26 Perfect Photos
It’s time to pay tribute to my beloved hometown: Boston, Massachusetts.
Since a picture can convey much more than words, here are my favorite 26 things of Boston, shown in photos, A-Z!
Architecture. I.M. Pei knew what he was doing when he juxtaposed the Hancock Tower with Trinity Church!
Brunch cocktails. Try a blood orange mimosa at Toro.
Christian Science Plaza. Turn the corner and your jaw will drop. Where did this gargantuan building come from? Has it always been there?
Ducklings. Make way for these adorable statues in the Public Garden!
Esplanade. Spend a hot summer day on the banks of the Charles River.
Fall Colors. The trees in the Fens explode with color by mid-September. No other major city is as beautiful as Boston in the fall.
Gluttony. Indulge in Church’s “Toad in a Hole”: French toast covered with a poached egg, butter, whipped cream, bacon and syrup.
Hancock Tower. Boston’s most famous building is an optical illusion, disappearing into thin air!
Ice sculptures. Every New Year’s Eve and Day, you’ll discover these all over the city.
July 4th. Nobody puts on a better Independence Day celebration than Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops!
Kids. Who needs a water park when you have a fountain?
Louie. He’s one of the city’s mascots, riding all day long, yelling for you to move out of the way!
Marathon Monday. Cheer on the runners as they make their final turn onto Boylston Street!
Newbury Street. This boutique-filled street is best on an afternoon during the week, when it’s just you and fellow Bostonians!
Oysters. For the best ones in town, make a trip to Neptune Oyster.
Public Garden. Part of Boston Common, the Public Garden is meticulously landscaped and perfectly set against the city.
Quiet. Escape the din of the city when you relax in the Fenway Gardens.
Riding the Swan Boats. This Public Garden tradition is as popular as ever, and still one of the cheapest rides in town.
Skyline at Sunset. Stroll the Harvard Bridge for the best views of Boston’s skyline.
Tequila. The Cactus Club serves excellent frozen margaritas. Look at that frost!
Urban Escapes. Spend an afternoon at the rooftop pool at the Colonnade.
Views. South End brownstones are best seen from the top of the Colonnade Hotel.
Winter. Love it or hate it, the city looks beautiful after a fresh snowfall.
eXpression. Making art or protesting it, Bostonians always have an opinion
Yellow. Whether leaves on a tree or Smoots on the bridge, this color brightens up the city.
Zzzzzzs. Catch them in Post Office Square, where half the Financial District goes to catch rays during the summer!