Boston, MA was officially added to my bucket list of places to travel to when I sat down to watch the 2004 film Fever Pitch starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore. Although this film mostly focuses on locations in Boston that support Fallon’s fanaticism with the Boston Red Sox, i.e. Fenway Park, I figured the city would be well worth my time to check out.
Plus, it was only a 6-hour drive away from my hometown of Rochester, NY.
So, I rented a car (my poor Subaru, Doris, is unfortunately on her last legs) and shipped up to Boston (song lyric reference intended) to visit my friend from college.
After a full day of driving, I made it to Quincy, MA, a town just outside the city where my friend lives. It was about a 45 min-hour train ride from the city on a good day, and the plan was to commute into the city together in the morning. We’d then part ways as she’d head off to work and I’d spend the day exploring Boston’s Back Bay area, where her office building is located.
Although I only explored Back Bay, I got a taste of Boston that has me itching to go back one day and explore other areas of the city.
Let the following locations and food choices serve as recommendations for you the next time (or first time) you’re in Back Bay.
Make a trip to the Back Bay area of Boston when you get the chance. Great food and great sights will make it worthwhile.