Boston City Guide

For our new Fall Collection, we traveled to the beautiful, historical city of Boston to shoot our lookbook. We captured our new fall colors—Honey, Wine, and Navy—in front of Boston's iconic brick buildings and charming tree-lined streets. Between photo shoots, we scored tickets to a Red Sox game, hit up the Freedom Trail for an American history fix, got our fill of lobster rolls and Irish pub fare, and visited the coastal area of Cape Cod. It was the perfect fall trip and we fell head over heels for Beantown! Below, check out the Fawn Design Guide to Boston and our list of things to do while visiting Boston and Cape Cod.  

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Top 10 Things To Do in Boston

1. Visit Acorn Street: Located in historic Beacon Hill, this charming street illustrates classic Boston architecture at its best. Acorn Street is lined with iconic brick houses and beautiful, mature trees—basically an Instagrammer's dream. No wonder it's considered the most photographed street in the United States.

2. Eat at Tatte Bakery: Just a short walk from Acorn Street, Tatte Bakery is the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch. Try the amazing croissants and rose pastries at this cute bakery and cafe, or order the Croque Madame, Avocado Tartine, or Prosciutto + Fig Panini. 

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3. Explore Boston Common: Founded in 1634, Boston Common is America's oldest park. The large, tranquil garden and open space offers a beautiful and relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle of Boston.  

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    4. Watch Boats + Eat Lobster Rolls: The beautiful Charles River Esplanade, located right along the river, is the perfect area for an afternoon stroll. Walk along the river and pause at the dock where you can watch the boats come in and enjoy a great view of the city. You can also rent paddle boats and head out on your own water adventure. We had the best lobster roll here at a little local stand. You MUST have a lobster roll when in Boston!

    5. Get Your Red Sox Fix: If you're a baseball or sports fan, or just love the energy and excitement of a sporting event, you must go see a Boston Red Sox game at iconic Fenway Park. Such a fun experience for anyone!

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    6. Eat at the Black Rose: The Black Rose is an iconic Irish pub with traditional Irish food like bangers and mash and shepherds pie. Plus, the pub features fun and lively Irish music. Go for lunch, dinner, or a pint of beer and experience an old pub setting that feels like classic Boston.

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    7. Get a History Lesson: Boston is abundant with American history. Go on the Freedom Trail tour to see and learn about some of the most important local spots and events in American history. Some of the stops along the tour include important gravestones, Paul Revere's house, and places like the Old State House where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the people of Boston. You can go on a guided tour or do it on your own at your own pace. (We did the tour on our own and preferred it because we weren't with a big group.) There is also an app that you can download on your phone that will tell you info about each stop on the tour.

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    8. Visit Cape Cod: If you have time while visiting Boston, we suggest traveling out to Cape Cod. The coastal area is home to so many darling small towns and beautiful views. We loved visiting the town of Chatham—the town's Main Street is filled with little boutiques and cafes. 

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    9. Go to Nauset Beach + Nauset Lighthouse: While visiting Cape Cod, you must go to Nauset Beach and see the Nauset Lighthouse.You can walk around the lighthouse and explore the surrounding beach. This was a highlight of our trip, and the photos you'll take while exploring will be Instagram gold. 

    10. Drive to Provincetown: You can drive all the way to the tip of Cape Code to a historical town named Provincetown where the Mayflower first landed. This area is also home to very pretty beaches and more breathtaking lighthouses. 

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