Boston isn’t a city I’ve spent a lot of time in. Honestly, I never felt like I was missing anything. Recently though, we spent 24 hours in Beantown, and I think I may have underestimated it in the past. We stayed at the adorable Hotel Commonwealth, across the street from Fenway Park.

We spent our first evening exploring the Public Garden (including the famous Make Way for Ducklings statue) and Boston Common. From there, we walked around the adjacent Beacon Hill neighborhood. The next day, we checked out the incredible Boston Children’s Museum. It is one of the best children’s museums I’ve ever seen. Lily had a great time exploring the different areas. She especially loved the neighborhood area, where she “shopped” at the market several times.

Our friends from Boston suggested Santarpio’s for pizza, and they couldn’t have been more right. We had pepperoni pizza that was perfectly executed, and juicy beef skewers, all washed down with pretty decent (and cheap) house wine. After walking around a bit, it was time for us to hop on our flight to London.

It was definitely short, but our one night in Boston was enough for me to consider a return visit. I won’t skip over it on our next journey to New England.