|View of Quincy Market from the base of Fanueil Hall|
I'm in love with colonial American history. So to walk through a 21st century mall in a 18th century setting was quite the treat, as the sides were lined with gift shops and clothiers like Banana Republic, Orvis, and Gap. If you manage to get out there, make sure you take a walk through Quincy Market, which is Boston's equivalent to Seattle's Pike's Place or New York's Chelsea Markets. The long building is an extended hallway filled with Asian food, chowder stalls, and Italian cannoli stands left and right. Not to mention, if you're in the center rotunda, there's a beautiful staircase that leads to some amazing little nooks where you can eat.
Flanking the marketplace and in Faneuil Hall next door, there are some great little souvenir shops and carts with everything ranging from colonial themed snacks to kitty cat socks. I think my favorite had to be the original Cheers gift shop down in the basement of Quincy Market... because I'm clearly a sucker for old pop culture. Although the kitty cat socks were quite tempting, we didn't come away with anything in particular other than a nice Banana Republic scarf for JZ.
All in all, it was a great way to spend a winter afternoon. What do you think lovelies? Think it's worth a shot to visit? Think I need to take better pictures? Got any other Boston recommendations? Sound off below!