The next day, we drove out to Marina Bay for brunch at Captain Fishbones. This place is seriously our favorite brunch stop. I mean it's a $10 all-you-can-eat brunch buffet right on the bay. Need I say more? After brunch, we drove down to Newport to explore for the rest of the day! Before getting into the heart of this city, we stopped a town early at a local winery for a tasting or two. The name of the winery was super creative... wait for it... Newport Winery! It was a gorgeous day and the property was pretty amazing! We tasted five different wines before going on a quick tour of the property and barrel room. Needless to say, we had a pretty fun time. Once we finished up there, we drove into the heart of Newport to walk around the town for a bit, stopping for dinner at The Smoke House ( I think?) which was delicious! We went into a few shops after before deciding it was time to head back home for the night. We spent the rest of their trip at the Sam Adams Brewery and other places around Boston.
Brandon and Rachel left on Tuesday and my Uncle Dave and Aunt Carolyn flew in on the following Friday. Since I was at work, Ryan drove into the city to pick them up in my car, which they took out to explore Hingham's Shipyard for the afternoon. Friday night for dinner we went to a hibachi restaurant in Braintree.
Saturday morning, we woke up nice and early and I made a quiche for breakfast. Once everyone was dressed and ready to go, we drove into the city, stopping at the Christian Science Church, Trinity Church, Quincy Market, and Harvard Square/Yard. While Ryan and I feel like we know all of the super touristy spots by heart now (I mean... we could probably GIVE the Sam Adams brewery tour!) we had never been to the two churches, both of which were pretty cool experiences. For dinner, we met some new friends, one of which was in Uncle Dave's class and now works for his old company, in the North End at Fiore. We rounded the night out with a couple cannoli's from Mike's.
On Sunday we headed back into the city for one more day of fun. This time, we got tickets for a trolley tour which came with entry to a Boston harbor cruise. The trolley took us all over the town, but we only got off in Charlestown and the old Navy yard to pay a little visit to Old Ironsides. While we all really wanted to do a Duck tour, I highly recommend the trolley tour...I think you get more for your money, especially if you get tickets to the harbor cruise as well! We took the last cruise out into the harbor around 4-4:30, which was a perfect time to go out as the sun was setting. Since we were all wiped by the end of the day, we headed back home, stopping at Papa Gino's for some pizza dinner. Monday morning, I dropped our guests off at the rental car place so that they could continue their journey through New England for some fall colors!
To switch things up this weekend, we're leaving the city behind for some good old fashioned fall fun apple picking! Have a great weekend, ya'll!