Friday Fantasy

I always talk about how you should appreciate the present and your current surroundings.. see the beauty in what’s around you and indulge on every aspect of it… not to think about the future and enjoy the moment. YET! I realize I’m always fantasizing about what’s out there and where I could visit in the future… kind of making it sound like I dread being here. But that’s not true.. and I realized how much I haven’t explored Boston and appreciated the great things to do here/places to visit because I was busy thinking about other places that I don’t know if I’ll get to visit any time soon. So today, I fantasize… locally! ;)

Just in time for graduation season, here are my top 5 Boston bucketlist that maybe you can use too!

1) Go on a nice cruise – again. When I first came to Boston with my parents, we stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel by the harbor. I fell in love with Boston instantly (that neighborhood is NOT Allston) and that’s how Boston is in my head (a little muddled by visiting a few other neighborhoods but Boston’s still very pretty in my head). When I get stressed or upset, I go to the harbor and remember the time my parents and I went on the sunset cruise. It may be a memory-related thing but seeing as how I love boats and the water… going on a cruise sounds very lovely. Since I did the sunset cruise (may get pretty chilly if you don’t go during summer), I wanna do some of the other harbor cruises which you can find on Boston Harbor Cruise. You can buy tickets online or at the booth but you may want to purchase beforehand during busy tourist seasons. The one I want to try the most is the Weekend Brunch Cruise.

2) Visit Cape Cod. People are always surprised when I tell them that I’ve been in Boston for 4 years and still haven’t been to Cape Cod. I don’t have a car.. nor friends with cars so it makes it really hard for me to go to places that are out of the city and unreachable by public transportation. I would love to go though. I’ve been to Rockport and Martha’s Vineyard which were both very charming but I would definitely love to visit the Cape very soon. The picture below is from Pearls on a String‘s blog post “provincetown {loving the cape cod life}.” Check out her post for some pretty pics of Cape Cod!

3) Watch a Boston sports game. I’m more of a sports player than a watcher. I’ve played a lot of sports in high school and was team captain for soccer and basketball for a few years. Since our school was international, we really didn’t pay attention to baseball or hockey (hot climate) or football. So, I’m not all that interested in those sports. However, Boston is a city full of sports fans and I sometimes feel like I’m missing out. I’ve definitely seen some college games and watched games on TV but I know that going to a game is a different experience – whether you enjoy that sports or not. I do blame the lack of interest for not going to one but I’ll definitely try to make time to go soon.. for now, my top choices are the Celtics (because I understand basketball), the Bruins (because hockey is kind of like soccer) and baseball (last because I HATED playing softball in high school even though I’m sure baseball is very different.. haha).

Photos from Business Insider & Celtics Blog.

4) Go to the top of John Hancock Observation Deck. Someone recently told me about how… even though the roads in Boston look like they are all over the place and have no pattern to them whatsoever, if you go on top of the observation deck, you will see how orderly everything is located. It’s different when you see the bigger picture. I’ve been on some highrises but I really want to go up to the Observation Deck when the sun is setting so I can see Boston both in in light and dark. BUT! Here’s the twist.. John Hancock’s Observation Deck has been closed since 9/11.. So.. it will be something that I keep fantasizing about (I tricked ya! ;) haha). Meanwhile.. there is an observation deck at the Prudential Center, the second tallest building in Boston. So.. yea, I’ll go to that instead. Check out more info on Prudential’s Skywalk Observatory here.

Photos from asergeev.com & boston-discovery-guide.com

5) Do a Museum tour. I’ve been to the Science Museum and the Children’s museum in Boston.. and that’s about it. I realized how much I focus on going to museums in other cities (I went to DC to go see the Smithsonian and couldn’t wait to get to New York to visit the MoMa).  BUT I never really paid attention to the ones that are just a few T stops away from me like the Museum of Fine ArtsIsabella Gardner Museum or ICA. There are so many wonderful museums here. So.. a museum tour is in order this summer! Here is a full list of Museums in Boston.

Photo from Curated

What are some things that are on your Boston Bucketlist? For those of you that are graduating, Congratulations!! :)

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2 thoughts on “Friday Fantasy

  1. Thank you for the shout out! I did love Cape Cod and hope you are able to go. I wish I could have read your list prior to going to Boston, it would have been so helpful!

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