Saturday, August 31, 2019

New England Bucket List

When we found out we were headed to Boston for residency, we knew that we didn't want New England to be our 'forever home' as it's so far from family. So since we are planning on being here temporarily (in the grand scheme of things) we knew we wanted to create a "New England Bucket List" so we can see and do everything in the area before we move again in the distant future. I thought it would be fun to share our bucket list with you in case y'all ever find yourself out this way and need recommendations of what to do and see and where to eat!

Lighthouse on the beach in Martha's VineyardGirl walking the streets of downtown Boston

New England Bucket List: 

+ indicates that we've done the item. 
- means we have yet to check the item off the list. 

+ Do a day trip to Maine


+ Eat some fresh crab, lobster, and/or fish & chips!

+ Walk the Freedom Trail

+ Visit Salem, MA

+ Go to the beach

+ Explore Castle Island

+ Go to the Cape Cod Chip Factory

+ Tour Fenway Park

- Whale watching

+ Shop at Primark

+ Get Italian food from Giacomo's in the North End (one of the BEST meals of my life!!!)

- Do a hike in Acadia National Park

+ Go to a Boston Red Sox game

- See Acorn Street in Beacon Hill (one of the most Instagrammed spots in America haha)

+ Day trip to Martha's Vineyard

- Tour the National Basketball Hall of Fame

- Visit Nantucket

+ Tour the mansions in Newport, RI (I can't wait to go when they decorate for the holidays!!)

+ Shop in Portsmouth, NH

- Tour the Boston Public Library

+ Visit Concord & Lexington for a historical tour (I've done this but Parker hasn't)

- Go to Cape Cod

+/- Explore the Emerald Necklace (we've done this a bit but we want to do more!)

- Ice skate at the Frog Pond in Boston Common

+ Go to Quincy Market

- Ride the train to NYC

+ Eat some good donuts!

- Fall foliage tour

+ Go to Six Flags New England

- Go to a farm to pick our own fruit!

There's so much to do and see here and we've had some really good food so far! We checked off so many things on our list with my family which was awesome. It's been very fun to explore this part of the country and we feel blessed to be here at this time in our lives. If you have any recommendations of other things we should do and see while in New England, let us know! We want to do it all while we are here!

xoxo, Chelan

P.S. Be sure to pin these images to save this post for later!
Lighthouse on a beach with text overlay - New England Bucket List
Girl eating crab at Yankee Lobster in Boston, MA with text overlay - New England Bucket List
Girl walking a cobblestone street in downtown Boston with text overlay - New England Bucket List

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