I’m not a super fan of super touristy places but when you come to Boston, you’re welcomed by a beautiful sense of both cozyness and adventure. There’s no need to rush to all the attractions if you’re going to be here for a long period of time but once you do, you find yourself enjoying every single second of tourist-filled glory.
Last week I went to the New England Aquarium with my boyfriend and we had a blast feeling like little kids touching the starfish, crabs, stingrays, and admiring the beautiful exhibitions. The aquarium isn’t huge but there’s a super cute penguin exhibition as soon as you walk in as well as really interesting (live) shark eggs. I can’t forget to mention, the HUGE ocean tank covers all five stories of the building and you can circle it for a 360-degree view. It houses some interesting fish, huge (as in GIGANTIC) turtles and an array of funny looking animals. The place is absolutely beautiful and totally worth the wait in line and the trip.
So, right next to where I’m staying (near BC and the B line), there’s this cute little coffee shop called Fuel America. The coffee shop features comfortable, rustic-type seating, original coffee blends, food, and free WiFi. Since my apartment doesn’t let my computer connect to the WiFi, this is definitely an awesome find. I like sitting there for hours catching up with my inter-world and sipping some iced coffee. I’ve only been there a couple of times but I feel this is going to be my common outing on Mondays and Tuesdays when I don’t have work (or money to go anywhere, really).
Ok, I like Pinkberry and the whole froyo fad. But there comes a time where a girl just needs real fatty ice cream. I discovered JP Licks thanks to my boyfriend’s friends and I have been addicted ever since. JP Licks has a ton of unique, homemade flavors. I try to get a new one every time. Yesterday I had Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Chip and it was amazing. The vibe is real cool, too. Also, for those of you out there who don’t want all the fatty, yes, there is froyo in unique flavors as well. But c’mon, who are you kidding?