If you follow us on Instagram, you probably saw that Matt and I recently headed east to enjoy our honeymoon. Since we are both off on summer vacation (woo woo!), we thought this was the perfect time to sneak away and explore a part of the United States we’ve been wanting to see for awhile. I’ll spare you the play-by-play details but will leave you with some pictures from the trip. Our route went a little like this…
First stop: Cooperstown, NY
Talk about the perfect snapshot of how small town America looks & feels. Flags, ice cream shops, diners, beautiful views. Cooperstown’s Main St. is home to Baseball’s Hall of Fame and each and every aspect of this adorable town oozes America’s favorite pastime. If you’re like me and have a serious soft spot in your heart for old fashioned small towns — Cooperstown is a must. Or if you have a little one that lives and loves all things baseball — this is the place to be!
Second Stop: Bar Harbor, Maine & Acadia National Park
Rustic Maine meets gorgeous coast. Can life get any better? Envision fresh air, fresh lobster, and a fresh perspective on how amazing Maine really is. If you don’t believe me… ask Martha. Ms. Stewart owns a house just a few miles up the road from Bar Harbor. It’s that amazing.
Followed by Freeport, Maine
Best shopping ever. Period. L.L. Bean is not the only amazing shopping in this town. This flagship store is surrounded by some of my favorite stores… as OUTLETS! Chicago has some pretty awesome shopping, but this little town of outlet stores gave any local outlet mall I’ve been to a serious run for its money.
Just a few miles south of Freeport, Portland was a blast! I’ve never seen a fisherman’s wharf before, so this experience was so much fun. The process of catching lobster fascinates me, so seeing all of the fishermen/equipment in action was extremely interesting. Beyond the wharf, Portland had some really cool local shopping (very hipster… in a good way), an amazing light house, and more delicious food.
Grand Finale: Boston, Massachusetts
Saving the best for last? I think so. Not that I want to play favorites, but wow. Boston has completely stolen my heart. What a charming city. We did a few tours, checked out some local “staples”, ate more great food, and toured Fenway Park. I can’t even begin to explain all of the cool-ness that this city has to offer. All I have to say is that you have to go! Trust me. It doesn’t have to be a long stay… just go!
Other than the fact that we seriously failed at getting a quality picture TOGETHER, I’d chalk this trip up as a huge success! We are so grateful for the opportunity to spend time together while exploring some new places. The east coast is breathtaking. The food is phenomenal. The people could not have been more kind & welcoming throughout the entire trip. I mean, what else can you ask for in a vacation?!
Pssttt…. wedding pictures being posted next Wednesday.