In January I had my first layover in Boston, and instead of researching for my trip through Pinterest and travel blogs I decided to ask my amazing followers on Instagram for their top recommendations in the city. This is now the only way I want to do travel research as the recommendations were AWESOME and totally varied. I’ve shared my favourite tips I got and a few of my own so read on for the ultimate Instagram guide to Boston. All links are back to Instagram, Enjoy!

But first, coffee..

Tatte Bakery (above) recommend by pretty much EVERYONE and easy to see why. The ultimate Instagrammable cafe with its white metro tiles and marble worktops. Great coffee and Shakshuka served with buttery sweet soft bread.

render – Get their amazing mocha! @hangrystories

Pressed Boston – also for juices + immunity shots @gmcguireinrome

Gracenote – Beautiful coffee house with equally as beautiful coffee @hangrystories



North end

Regina pizzeria (above) – seriously. BEST. PIZZA. EVER! I had the vegetarian feast, but was very envious of the four cheese pizza the guy ordered next to me. Thanks for the recommendation @hangrystories – my food tip hero!

Neptune Oyster – Small and intimate oyster bar. But if you have room, also try out the lobster roll @hangrystories

Mike’s pastry – The most famous cannoli and dessert shop in town. Always busy so be prepared to wait @merisaand

Skip mikes pastry which is way too crowded and go round the corner to Maria’s (no IG and when you visit you’ll understand) for better tiramisu and they fill the cannelloni right in front of you @farawaymuseum (pictured below)

Back bay

The Salty Pig (pictured above) – Get the burnt sage ravioli OMG! – me @thelayoverlife_

flour bakery Great coffee and healthy salads. If you feel like something a little more decadent get their almond croissant @hangrystories

Beehive – Great restaurant for dinner @hangrystories

Citrus + salt – Yummy Mexican tapas @kellinicole12



The Hourly Oyster House (above) Incredible lobster rolls and reasonably priced fresh oysters –


The Verb Hotel (above) Incredibly chic motel style hotel with cool bar and live DJ in the lobby – me @thelayoverlife_

Cheers bar – @lordmarcusdean


Things to do:

Bates hall (above) at Boston library – simply stunning and so eerily quiet. @lauren.short

Walk down Newbury street – Great for people watching, shopping and grabbing coffee @glutenfreetravellife

Best view of city from piers park East Boston @glutenfreetravellife

Beacon hill for bakeries – tatte + flour are both here. Also here lies the most photographed street in America (Acorn street) @kellinicole12

IIsabella gardiner museum @sweetlifewiththree @gmcguireinrome @lauren.short

Brattle outdoor bookshop – One of America’s oldest second hand book stores @leanne_evilo

Shopping at Oonas Boston (below) – vintage + modern clothes, shoes and accessories @gmcguireinrome

Visiting Cambridge:

Visit Harvard (above) – me @thelayoverlife_

Natural history museum glass flower exhibition @delta.bravo7

Finalé for dessert @neel.nat

Cuchi cuchi -20s themed cocktail bar @farawaymuseum


I hope you enjoyed the format of this post and all recommendations from you guys. I love being able to share these tips like this, so let me know in the comments if you enjoyed and I’ll post like this again.  🙂

In the meantime feel free to follow my adventures on Instagram here.






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  1. 2nd March 2018 / 3:00 pm

    I just subscribed to your blog! don’t know why I wasn’t before?

    • Jess
      4th March 2018 / 2:07 pm

      awwww thank you so much!! that’s so so sweet! Subscribing back giiirlll xxxx

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      4th March 2018 / 2:08 pm

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  2. Erin (/Hangry Stories!)
    4th March 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Love love love this!

    • Jess
      4th March 2018 / 2:10 pm

      Ahh thanks Erin! Literally couldn’t have written this post without your help haha!! <3

  3. oralia
    6th March 2018 / 4:10 pm

    Chloe Lane says:, thank you for your blog post.Really thank you! Awesome.

    • Jess
      12th March 2018 / 10:33 am

      Glad you liked Chloe 🙂

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