A taste of Boston’s history (and trendiness): Faneuil Hall and Newbury Street

by Kelsey

I know I said that being in Boston allowed me to see the non-touristy parts of the city, but know that I got the full treatment, tourist spots and all.

One of the most tourist-laden (and heartily enjoyable) days was my last day with Amy and Jon.

We walked the colorful food-lined length of Faneuil Hall marketplace (Quincy market), where I picked up some slightly-overpriced clam chowder and reveled that Boston not only offers jimmies (the East coast vocab for “sprinkles”) but also sprinkles. What the difference is, I have no idea. If you’re looking for a quick bite and lots of variety (but not much authenticity), come to Faneuil.

Quincy market, Faneuil Hall Jimmies: Quincy market, Faneuil Hall

Boston clam chowder at Quincy market, Faneuil Hall
We admired the boutiques and shops on Newbury Street together, and they even indulged me in going to see the “Make Way for Ducklings” statues in the Boston Public Gardens. As my dad kept reminding me (it became a little joke that we must see these ducks): “you loved that book as a kid!” And it’s true…I did.

Ducks in Boston Public Garden

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Newbury Street

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