Nate and I don’t get into the city as much as we used to now that we have the little guy, so we both were really excited to spend our Babymoon there. Although let’s be honest, we would have been just as excited had someone told us that we’d be spending our night away just one town over. 😉 We were both eager to spend quality time together, just the two of us. (And I was REALLY excited about eating a quiet dinner, sleeping in, and walking at a normal pace. 😉 When you’re a mom, it really is about the little things!).
Thanks to amazing off-season rates, Nate and I rented a room at the Boston Park Plaza for only $60. If I were to give a review, I wouldn’t say that it was my favorite hotel ever, mainly because the decor felt more business than romantic. But the lobby was beautiful, the location was great, and the rooms were quiet, modern, and very clean. I’m glad we were able to stay there and check another Boston hotel off our to-try-one-day list.
We didn’t arrive in Boston until late in the afternoon, but there was still plenty of sunlight left. And oh my gracious, the weather was absolutely perfect! The temps were in the 60’s, so we didn’t even need our jackets. After weeks of being stuck in the house due to extreme cold, snowstorms, and ice, the spring-like weather was soooooo incredible!
Normally we walk down Newbury St to window-shop the high end stores, but – this time – we decided to explore Charles’ St. It had been years since I walked down that way, and I’d forgotten how quaint it is. I definitely fell back in love with the brick sidewalks, specialty shops, restaurants, and coffee shops. (I hadn’t realized that there’s a Sweets Cupcake Shop on the street now too… That in itself is reason enough to explore that area). 🙂
After walking a few side streets (and up a never-ending hill that I was sure would send me into early labor), we decided to head back towards the hotel for dinner. The Park Plaza Hotel is conveniently located beside Maggiano’s Little Italy, so deciding on Italian was an easy choice. After all the walking we did, we were starving!
Nate and I both decided that next time, we really need to try an authentic Italian restaurant in the North End. But we both love Maggiano’s, so we tend to keep going back there. 😉 Dinner was absolutely delicious, as always!
We ordered dessert to go (cheesecake for me and Tiramisu for Nate) and ate it at the hotel while watching TV. Dessert in bed… Pajamas… and a quiet night to relax together. Oh my goodness, it was absolute perfection!
(…to be continued).