This past Memorial Day weekend my man and I packed our bags and jumped on a flight to Boston to meet some friends for Boston Calling – a three day music festival featuring my absolute favorite band… Mumford & Sons alongside so many other great artists like Chance The Rapper, Frightened Rabbit, Run The Jewels, Danny Brown, Wheezer, The XX, Bon Iver, Major Lazer, The 1975 and more.
Incredible line up, right? Couldn’t miss it.
Yes, the weather was mostly shitty (the above picture was the only good weather day). I’m talking low sixties and raining, but after a slight (okay, major) revamp to my festival wardrobe I was all suited up with sweatshirts and rain jackets and ready to take on the festival at the Harvard Athletic Complex.
Music aside, one of the reasons I was so excited about this trip is that we built in time to explore Cambridge, which is my favorite part of the city.
So, if you are headed up to Boston for the weekend and you’re wondering what to do in Cambridge….
- Walk around Harvard Campus: You can even scream “she doesn’t even go here” if you like (or at least caption your IG picture)! The campus is astoundingly beautiful, full of brick buildings, winding sidewalks and massive quads.
- Tour the Harvard Art Museum: Even the building itself is stunning. Large columns, glass ceilings… a damn good coffee place in the lobby. Let your eyeballs dance across a collection of Warhol’s and assorted other works from throughout history.
- Charles River Walk: Looking for a scenic route? Look no further. This gorgeous river affords you views of the city and multiple bridges to trot across.
- Fresh Pond: This might be my favorite hidden gem – and you’ll have to venture a little bit further for it, but it’s worth it. Grab a picnic lunch and head up to the pond to walk the trails surrounding it and settle in for a snack.
- Burdick’s: Also known by its actual name, L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates. Holy hell, this place is life changing (just look at that picture of it’s tasty treats.. yes those are chocolate mice and penguins on the top line. Grab a small cup of hot chocolate, because it is heeeeeavy – like drinking a chocolate bar, and snag a few treats. Also, suggested – a to-go box.
- Alden & Harlow: This trip was the first time I have tried Alden & Harlow, on a recommendation and I absolutely loved it. It’s definitely bougie, think lemmon ricotta pancakes with huckleberry sauce and lemon curd.
Headed to Boston and need more advice? Shoot me a note! LaurenHarbury@twentysomethingliving.com.