With only two visits under my belt, the city of Boston and I have a love hate relationship. I admit that the majority of my negative feeling comes from their sports team which are, in my opinion, the most over hyped and cocky set of teams and fans in any city in America.
Having said that, my visits to Boston have proven my earlier assumptions about the city wrong. Who knew you shouldn't base impressions of a place on sports! My time in the city has shown me a glimpse of a city with a culture quite unlike any other and a proud beer history to match.
A previous visit to Boston had restricted me to exploring the center of downtown. As I tell anyone visiting Chicago, you've really got to get out of the tourist areas to find out what a city's all about. With limited time, I took the quick ride across the Charles River to Cambridge. Home of both Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is unlike any place I've been before. My definition of a "college town" consists of all night parties on week nights, cheap food as a primary source of sustenance, bars that smell like bad decisions and, most of all, cheap beer. Cambridge, while I'm sure it checks off these boxes if that's what you're into, is home to a wealth of fine food and beer options.