Today’s photos are the final installment from our spontaneous trip from NYC to the East coast. Check out other photos from the same trip to Provincetown, Cape Cod here, and the lovely beaches of Cape Cod here.
Our first stop when we reached Boston was – what else?! – FOOD! We roamed around the city until we found exactly what we were looking for: we knew we wanted seafood, (it is, after all, Boston), and we knew we wanted a relaxed, waterfront, non-hoity-toity atmosphere where we could try some local beers.
When we spotted The Barking Crab, we knew we found our spot.
Photos from the Boston waterfront near the restaurant.
After our meals we walked to the subway and headed to Harvard Square. I have to say, after coming from NYC, Harvard Square was an extreme culture shock. It’s a small, clean, simple place and with its historical buildings and homes, a total blast from the past. The way I described it to others is the entire area, subway and all, felt like I was roaming around one big college campus. (I suppose basically, I was!) Everything was so easy to maneuver and very well kept. While in NYC I often feel like I don’t fit in, here I felt extremely comfortable which came as a surprise to me as I always imagined this area to be as I stated above – hoity-toity! Instead the people were very friendly and the vibe of the area was extremely relaxed.
The Victorian homes, the gardens, the historic buildings, the cute walkable “square” with tons of restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores, boutiques…oh I was in love! And honestly, I really don’t think my pictures do the area justice. You’ve just got to see if for yourself. It was a dreamlike place.
Provincetown is located at the very tip of Cape Cod. I’m so happy my younger brother suggested for us to make sure we go all the way to the tip or else we may have missed this gem of a town.
Please enjoy the photos from our trip below. We had such a great time there, and the place felt so magical and free, so much so that we didn’t want to leave.
Karoo Kafe, where we stopped to have a quick bite and refreshment.
Flowers lined the houses and white picket fences and were so breathtaking!
The town has many gorgeous Inns, including the White Wind Inn below, built in 1845.
Angel Foods, the town’s grocery store.
Henry David Thoreau visited Cape Cod on four separate occasions and wrote about it in one narrative published in 1865. A quote from his book mirrors much how I felt during our visit to Cape Cod’s beaches:
We actually left the beach part of our visit to Cape Cod to the very last minute and the sun was setting quite fast. If we knew how beautiful it would have been I’m sure we would have allotted ourselves more time.
Still, we were both impressed and wowed with Cape Cod’s beaches. Since we got there so late in the evening, it was quiet and serene. The sand was so soft, the summer evening was perfect, the dunes spectacular, and the mix of tall green grass, beige sand, and blue ocean made for the most beautiful photos.